Translate's win an iPad 2 Competition

MyVillage is offering one 16GB APPLE iPad 2 with Wi-Fi & 3G to one lucky reader who enters our competition.

How to become a winner?

Complete the application form for MyVillage and send it back to or by fax 086 599 2949. Make sure you add your name to the top right hand corner of their forms.

Your MyVillage application counts as your entry into the competition. Every new MyVillage form that you helped us to gather from your family, friends and colleagues also counts as an entry for you into the iPad draw. The more forms your gather, the greater chance you have of winning.

Apple ipad216 GB iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G Features:

9,7 ” (diagonal) LED-backlit display with ISP technology

Dual-core A5 chip • Front and back cameras

Up to 10 hours of battery life

802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi

Bluetooth 2,1 plus EDR technology

3G data service on Wi-Fi and 3G models

3G data plan not included.

Reasons to sign up for MyVillage/MySchool Card:

Shop at any one of the MySchool/MyVillage partners and not only get discounts for your shopping, but Woolworths will contribute a percentage of your shopping to the beneficiary you have selected. You can select up to 3 beneficiaries, so if you are already supporting your local school, you can still add Translate on as a beneficiary.


Virtaal translation tool released

Dwayne Bailey sent a message to the over 400 members of group on Facebook. has just released a first version of our desktop translation tool called Virtaal.  Before you think its about automagic translation from English to Xhosa, its not.  It is a tool designed to be used by a human translating a document, with aids to make them productive and ensure quality.

Its Open Source so you can hack on it.  And if your a programmer with Python experience we’re still hiring.

Our first aim is localisation, but we do want the tool to grow to the point where it is a highly productive environment for professional translators.

This work is made possible with funding from the IDRC and Mozilla Corporation.