Language connects people -
Language breaks down the barriers to knowledge

About Us

From multinational organisations to budding start-ups – we love exciting clients with exciting text- and language projects.

We are an international language and text processing agency based in Cape Town, South Africa. From here, we offer comprehensive online services for businesses and private clients in Germany, Europe and across the world.

Translations and transcriptions are our speciality. But we also have expertise in other language services: coding and voice-overs, subtitling, proofreading and editing, copywriting, text and data entry, as well as video and audio editing and anonymisation. If your project has anything to do with language, you’ve come to the right place. Delivering quality and keeping your data secure is particularly important to us.

We come from South Africa and Germany and feel at home in Cape Town. Around the office we speak German, English and Zulu – sometimes in the same sentence. Flexibility, friendliness and competence are all important to us in our dealings with our customers. There’s nothing we like more than a challenge. We’re fast. We’ll find the right solution for you.

We know where we fit in a world of increasing globalisation: Language connects people. Language breaks down the barriers to knowledge.

Data protection is very important to us at MSS Cape Town and we take it very seriously. We are bound non-disclosure of the data that is entrusted to us and commit ourselves and our employees to the laws governing the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) as well as the EU-GDPR as well as the South African POPIA.

Get in touch with us!

We look forward to hearing from you.
+49 531 2245 93040 (Germany)
+27 21 461 7452 (South Africa)

Our working processInfographics

We identify the right translator, transcriptionist or copywriter for your job. We deliver the finished product on time, if not sooner. It's simple.

How it works

Just call us, tell us about your project, and we'll find a solution.
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How we ensure quality

Quality matters to you. And to us.
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Torsten Lüddecke

Managing Director

Torsten Lüddecke is MSS Cape Town’s owner and managing director. He’s a big fan of South Africa, as well as a manager and tourism expert, having been living in Cape Town since 2004. Torsten is your contact for all queries regarding strategic partnership with MSS Cape Town. You can reach Torsten at

Christine Dolling

Quality Control

Christine has been living in Cape Town for more than twenty years and has worked as a haematology research assistant as well as for an engineering firm. A qualified librarian, she checks the work of MSS’s transcriptionists, translators and editors. In addition to this, she supports our Recruitment Manager in the development of our freelancers. Christine recognises spelling and grammar errors straight away, be they in detailed transcriptions or scientific texts. You can reach Christine on

Kirsten Diederichs

Project Manager

Area of expertise: Translation, editing, proofreading. You can reach Kirsten on kirsten.diederichs(at)

Khanyie Mrwebi

Order and Cleanliness Manager

Laura Wieland

Project Manager

Area of expertise: Transcription (ATT), Multilingual Transcription (DATT), Detailed Transcription. You can reach Laura at

Annette Güth

Project Manager

Area of expertise: Translation, Client Relationship Management. You can reach Annette on

Cindy Rogalla

Project Manager

Area of expertise: Client Relationship Management, Voice-over. You can reach Cindy on cindy.rogalla(at)

Simone Borgström

Project Manager

Area of expertise: French Language Born and raised in Cape Town, Simone has a background in logistics, finance and French language and literature. In her role as a project manager at MSS, she draws on her business acumen and linguistic knowledge to always make decisions that will best serve her clients. Simone enjoys, in particular, managing French language-related projects at MSS. She is also responsible for influencing her colleagues to appreciate French as much as she does. You can reach Simone on simone.borgstrom(at)


Medical Alert Dog & Office Mascot

Area of expertise: Looking cute, being cute, helping people with diabetes. Havana is a greyhound and was rescued from a township in South Africa, Cape Town, as one of seven siblings. Havana is in training and will most likely soon be able to help people with diabetes (type 1) notice and treat especially low blood sugar levels early. Havana is being trained by her foster mommy, Laura, and the NGO Honeys Garden to become a "medical alert dog". You can reach Havana at many places, most importantly at Honey‘s Garden.

Alfons Ulrich

IT Manager

Area of expertise: Magic and wizardry. You can reach Alfons on alfons.ulrich(at)

Marlen Böhm

General Manager

Area of expertise: Investor Relations. Marlen Böhm is a qualified bank clerk and qualified business administration graduate/special subjects finance and investment. She further has a special interest and various certificates in photography and art. Her attention to detail and a process-oriented way of working together with creativity is a combination which customers trust. Marlen Böhm has been on board almost since the beginning of MSS Kapstadt (previously, supported the competence centres Investor Relations and Market Research until 2014, and has rejoined our team in 2016 as general manager. She is the contact person for any concerns or wishes relating to MSS Cape Town:

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Alongside our permanent team in Cape Town we work with over 1500 freelancers across the globe. They’re a valued part of our team without whom we’d be unable to do our job.

Interested in joining our team? You’ll find our job vacancies, freelance positions and the respective application info below.

We also greatly appreciate dedicated interns - whether from Cape Town, South Africa, Germany or the world. They are also part of our team and without them some of our work would not be possible.

Would you like to join the team as an intern and gain valuable experience? Click here for information on our internship vacancies and how to apply as an intern.