Centre for Translation and Professional Language Services (CTrans)

About us

CTrans offers quick and competent services and solutions for any of your language-related needs. Our network of professional language practitioners and an exciting range of future prospects ensure a competitive advantage that your wallet will appreciate.

As a registered corporate member of the South African Translators’ Institute (SATI), we are experts in the field of language services. Our qualified and experienced language practitioners are sticklers for meeting deadlines and delivering high-quality work. We work in the majority of official South African languages, as well as in German, French and Portuguese.

Our vision

Our vision is to become the preferred agency of excellence in the academic and commercial language industries.

Products and services

We provide superior language services to North-West University staff and students and to commercial customers. We achieve service excellence by maintaining confidentiality and by delivering high-quality products by reasonable deadlines and at competitive prices.

CTrans is a dynamic language services agency, setting the standard in the industry. We offer professional, quality-controlled language services such as:

  • Translation
  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Professional subtitling
  • Transcription

At CTrans, you can always expect friendly and professional customer service.

Language services for academic texts

One can never underestimate the value of a good first impression. That is why it is imperative for post-graduate students to have their research proposals, dissertations and theses professionally edited: professional language use makes your academic content more accessible. At CTrans we know that research, and not language editing, is your main focus. Let us put the finishing touches to your research articles and/or conference papers before they are sent to journals or delivered at a conference. We offer special discounted rates to all registered students. All texts are checked by qualified language practitioners to ensure work of a professional standard.

CTrans offers a comprehensive range of academic language services, including:

  • Translation of abstracts
  • Basic language editing
  • Reference checking
  • Basic document formatting and layout


At CTrans, we realise that our clients require the best services, products and prices, as quickly as possible. To achieve this, we strive to deliver professional language services within a reasonable time frame at competitive rates. Our services cover a wide variety of document types, including (but not limited to) contracts, advertisements, letters, policy documents and training manuals.

Contact us

Wendy Barrow
(CTrans Coordinator)
+27 16 910 3485
Building 7 Room 202
Vanderbijlpark Campus
North-West University

Sarita Antunes
(CTrans Assistant)
+ 27 16 910 3485
Building 7 Room 202
Vanderbijlpark Campus
North-West University

Christine van Aardt
(School Secretary)
+27 16 910 3463
Building 31 Room G03
Vanderbijlpark Campus
North-West University