tv Reporter - A court interpreter in South Africa Deutsche Welle July 14, 2018 2:15pm-2:31pm CEST
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leave them so. they did by their culture that he stayed. only a promise to his son made sarno leave the jungle and return to the concrete and glass jungle but. the result reverse culture shock. from the forest starts. w. . grows buddha has one of the most imposing shops at the high course in pretoria south africa he's an intent to speak sixteen languages and his job he must convey not just words but also cultures and customs. the apartheid system was abolished over twenty years ago bringing in the end today. caves of institutionalized racial
segregation and discrimination now all south africans have equal rights. and in course people can choose which language to speak rosebud as tells is to mediate between members of the judiciary and plaintiffs or defendants seeking their rights. it's nine am and roads bridges working day is just beginning. to house work for south africa's justice system for over thirty years. his job is particularly important interpreters a needed and about ninety percent of cases south africa has eleven official
languages including english and afrikaans. cluetrain it was. just the. dude is getting ready for his first case of the day. the. video is an interval to jump into the shoes of the person who sees the things. and they also put yourself in the shoes of the person no answers the question. and then your emotional expression really expose what the exactly the person the strange tale of. today bridger will be interpreted from zulu to english for the lawyer the young and the client again in a traditional healer. you can go in. on gayety was in a car accident and can't work he wants compensation but doesn't have proof or pry onix he will not get any how are you with glitter let the lawyer from the law firm
front scatter the ones fighting your case right. here. at the time of the accident in october twenty twelve you are a passenger to the met it's been conceded please listen carefully you were the passenger in that car and it was not your fault but the car ended up hurting you was it to them what the limiting it to you sustained. a community fracture rock to be able to get a bump to your feet to the common good is when it's broken into the real piece is not walk upright it's little piece of sheetrock leak. so the leg was broken but not in the usual why it was broken in a lot of places to the. secret. ok so mr miller any day now we coming to your claim for the loss of any she were working as a traditionally when the accident happened you were working as a traditional healer would you tell
a pub. yes and so now because you don't have documentary proof of your income that portion of damages is subject to a high contingency well you're a traditional healer but don't have any payslips you don't write down how much money you make you don't have bank statements. things like my brother on the road accident found has to pay. money because the accident has denied you the ability to work. but you need proof of earnings being in the money when anyone can come here and say they used to earn fifty thousand rand. but the road accident fund can't just give out money without proof because the money belongs to the community because it's about the community who pay taxes with even what did and still a bit in it but since you don't have any proof of earnings some money will be deducted from your compensation this is a contingency deduction almost like punishment but.
this is the amount that's offered now philosophy any spoilers you can go to the mountains to gather your medicine in. a facility would take this a big gamble because he was being sued but we'll hear from them they want to hand out the money so they might increase it. relax and sit here hello. in the end it doesn't turn out well for about mangini because he can't provide any proof of income the damages are reduced by more than a third the outcome highlights the differences between the court and its rules and the way many south africans live. good and the other course interpreters move in both worlds they understand both sides at lunch time they tell jokes and to pay tea and a traditional cordon parra to within it. you want to show these foreigners that south africans eat a lot. we don't eat a lot we well there's no waste with us we even eat the intestines.
even though many south africans speak more than one language it's unusual to speak sixteen like buddha does he learned from relatives friends and neighbors. were a big so he goes along with this that they just pick up. to having dialogues with you paul. by looking at people of on the streets you know. i can tell you my head is very soft. it upsets the easy. buddha lives in the township of mamelodi which was set up by the apartheid government at the time it was a blacks only area. to me it's also where he grew up. his family had a tough time his father went into exile during apartheid and died abroad his mother raised buddha and his six siblings alone. to the first discovered his
passion for languages on the streets of mamelodi. is a one section the one beneath that is. during the day they are but they the rich people know it's good of the according to. to their language. they said mostly defiance of the. so to speak people they want. urinate there it's mix. and. many of today's friends grew up had to and they still meet in the evenings. hours that there'll everything right. this hour here and find things. yeah. yeah what what's wrong you
know it's bitter right. it's nonalcoholic yes and better yeah definitely. not all of buddhist friends were able to get on the career ladder like him it's hard to get a well paid job if you don't speak adequate english. and social inequality in south africa remains a huge problem. you're a girlie there were eleven which is equal. to the other but practically speaking it's not. based in this are people who speak a certain that which is there to go. another day begins at the high court. this
first appointment as a meeting with judge led while the kweisi declined to seeking damages but the doctors say that she sustained severe head injuries and cannot handle her own affairs. six retired lighter i am pleased. so what with what do i become the head of. justice from here where you must decline wants to deal with the case and her money alone with the judge has to rule on how the case should continue to put interprets from in the belly. to do your duty a womb the judge is saying that the money will be protected in a trust. it's still your money. but a trust will protect you and make sure that only you can have it it would live in their medical low enough pay in my life i would be a tough decision to send to you understand. these this is the yes i do understand but with all due respect i have
a request. can i protect my own money i am taking medication now so i think i can cope my question is whether this is possible. for. me. as to you was a blessing i was asking judges good possible for the money to be given to me how invest where when you. mean how are you going to invest this money. i'm going to lock it away. to keep it safe i don't really look at my money where i'm going to you that you will you know get away at home at the bank our luggage in the bag. is very curious if i wasn't just to. buy two would we be satisfied if the charge orders thirty thousand to be transferred into your account and the rest be protected by way of a curator bonus with the they'll get it that way. as we explained to you earlier
a curator bonus will work with you to secure and protect your money. within the from within the vicinity. if thirty thousand is ok. is well good though that is five. so a compromise has been found. most of the money will be placed in a trust but the client will receive first two thousand rand herself. that's equivalent to eighteen hundred your arse. on the. heels. of. one part of it with his work is to make sure that people understand each other's languages but that's not all he also has to explain a lot to his clients most see him as one of them one. of the most clients of a tennis of the elite peds and life with the interpreter to tell him the truth.
even though the attorney has told you what to tell that last ten dollars call you'll say what do you think. you are my brother tell me what do you think. they have to make them understand. they have to make him understand. the. good will of god. but will. go where the good of the. climate change. sustainability. environmental projects. of globalisation the face biodiversity species conservation exploitation equality. human rights displacement. of the global and current of the local actually.
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