VACANT POSITION: TRANSLATOR/ INTERPRETER
The South African Embassy in Paris is seeking the service of qualified professionals, to occupy a full-time position of Translator/Interpreter (English to French and French to English).
Duties will include:
Translation of correspondence and official documents from French – English and English-French
Interpretation at official meetings and Embassy events
Maintain and update the Embassy website in both English and French
Administer the Embassy’s incoming email account in both English and French
Do research in both English and French texts, in support of Embassy activities.
Various ad-hoc tasks of the Embassy relating to maintaining effective communication in French and English through public, image building, Embassy events and media liaison.
Applicants must be in possession of a relevant four year certificate or degree qualification from an Interpretation/Translation Institution.
Minimum 3 years experience as an interpreter/translator
Minimum 2 years in an international environment, international organization or Embassy
Proficiency in both English and French
Proven research skills
Good communication skills
Computer proficiency (MS Word, Excel, Database, Internet use)
Good interpersonal skills and an ability to work well within a team environment
Ability to accurately meet deadlines
Flexibility to work after hours and during weekends
Remuneration: minimum salary €30 884.00 Maximum salary €56 497– level 6
CLOSING DATE: 30 November 2018
Enquiries: Ms MS Mkhwebane Tel: 01 53 59 23 26
NB: Preference will be given to the candidate who speaks French as the first language or English as the first language.
Only applicants with the right to employment in France may apply. All appointments will be subject to a process to reference checking, qualification verification.
Applications received after the closing date will not be considered
Only applicants with the right to employment in France may apply.
MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS EDNA MOLEWA HAS PASSED AWAY
The government has announced that the memorial service for the late Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa will be held on Wednesday, 3 October, in Pretoria. The funeral service will take place on Saturday, 6 October 2018, in Pretoria.
Ms Edna Molewa passed away on Saturday after being admitted to a Gauteng hospital earlier this month. She served the South African government in many portfolios. She was the Premier of the North West between 2004 and 2009. Thereafter she was appointed Social Development Minister between 2009 and 2010. Molewa was appointed as Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs in 2010 before the two portfolios were split after the 2014 general elections. She maintained the Environmental Affairs portfolio until her passing.
In July this year, Molewa was awarded the Officier de l’Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur (Officer in the French Legion of Honour), one of France’s top honours for her contribution to the liberation struggle, women’s rights and her illustrious effort in environmental protection.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has declared an Official Funeral (category 1) for Minister Molewa.
Official Funeral Category 1 is for serving Ministers, Speaker of the National Assembly, Chief Justice of the Republic of South Africa, chairperson of the National Council of Provinces (NCOP), Premiers and distinguished persons specifically designated by the President of the Republic of South Africa.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has also declared a period of mourning and ordered that the National Flag be flown at half-mast at all flag stations countrywide and at South African diplomatic missions abroad.
PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA SENDS HIS CONDOLEANCES ON THE PASSING OF RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER DAVID GOLDBLATT
President Cyril Ramaphosa has expressed his heartfelt condolences on the sad passing of renowned photographer and recipient of the National Order of Ikhamanga, Mr David Goldblatt who has passed on at the age of 87. Mr Goldblatt was one of the South Africa’s most celebrated and internationally acclaimed documentary photographers.
“We have lost yet another of our own celebrated photographers, who through the lens built a reputation as one of the country’s leading documenter of the struggles of our people. He captured the social and moral value systems that portrayed South Africa during a period of apartheid system in order to influence its changing political landscape. Our country remains proud of his contribution to the portrayal of its life through the medium of photography and for leaving an indelible mark in our inclusive literary culture. We wish to convey our heartfelt condolences to his family. May his soul rest in peace,” said President Ramaphosa.
The Presidency, 25 June 2018
THE SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR TOURING FRANCE AND EUROPE
The famous South African gospel choir directed by Jimmy Mulovhedzi, the Soweto Gospel Choir, will tour France and Europe from 14th September to 24th October 2018. The first concert will take place on Friday 14th September at the Eglise des Blancs Manteaux in the 4th arrondissement in Paris. The next performance will take place in Suresnes on Sunday the 16th September at 17:00. Many other concerts and master classes are scheduled in various cities of France (Marseille, Avignon, Toulouse…)
The Soweto Gospel Choir blends elements of African gospel, song, reggae and popular American music. The group had the honour of performing at the first of the 46664 concerts for Nelson Mandela and have on several occasions toured internationally. The albums Blessed and African Spirit won the Grammy Award for Best Traditional World Music Album in 2007 and 2008 respectively. The group performed at the 2010 FIFA World Cup final draw on 4 December 2009 in Cape Town.
Ticketing : www.weezevent.com/soweto-choir-a-paris
PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA DECLARES A SPECIAL OFFICIAL FUNERAL FOR THE LATE AMBASSADOR MODISE