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Translation services

Welcome to South Africa’s specialist technical translation company. We are committed to reproducing accurate business, legal and medical documents that read naturally in the 11 official South African languages: isiZulu, isiXhosa, Afrikaans, Sesotho sa Leboa (Sepedi), Setswana, Sesotho, Xitsonga, Siswati, Tshivenḓa and isiNdebele. We also offer translation services for South Africa’s major trading partners, in languages such as Portuguese, Kiswahili and Chinese Mandarin. All our translations are guaranteed to meet international technical translation standards.

See the quality of our translations in action. Our English and localised website pages are identical. All our translations are completely accessible and have no spelling errors for all our South African language services.

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Quality: Right first time

We exclusively contract specialist translators. When translating a legal document, we will only work with a qualified, first-language legal translator. Our minimum academic requirement is a qualification from an accredited South African university. In addition, all our translators have a minimum of 10 years’ high-level work experience. We are always happy to supply CVs and qualifications, and to sign SLAs guaranteeing the quality of our translations.

MS Word spelling checks

Your translated documents are given all the editorial checks you give your English texts. In addition, we use MS Word to ensure that your documents have no spelling errors in translation, use contemporary language and are consistently handled. We are happy to demonstrate.


Efficient business relies on certainties. We’ve built our business on always meeting our clients’ expectations. We will never commit to a deadline our translators can’t meet.


Email us your document, indicating the deadlines you need to meet and your translation languages. We should take no longer than five minutes to respond to quotation requests during business hours.

Languages spoken in South Africa's provinces

 Province (%) SA% GP KZN WC EC MP LP FS NC NW
 IsiZulu 23% 20 78   1 24 1 4 1 3
 IsiXhosa 16% 7 3 25 79 1   8 5 6
 Afrikaans14% 12 2 50 11 7 3 13 54 9
 English 10% 13 13 20 6 3 2 3 3 4
 Sepedi  9% 11       9 53     2
 Setswana  8% 9 1     2 2 5 33 63
 Sesotho  8% 12 1 1 3 4 2 64 1 6
 Xitsonga  5% 7       10 17     4
 Siswati  3% 1       28 1      
 Tshivenḓa  2% 2         17     1
 IsiNdebele  2% 3 1     10 2   1 1

Data Statistics South Africa: Census in brief (2011).PDF
Detailed information, including language demographics, can be found for all of South Africa's major municipalities and cities here: Cape Town, Johannesburg, Tshwane, Ethekwini, Ekurhuleni, Nelson Mandela Bay, Buffalo City, Mangaung, Emfuleni, Polokwane, Msunduzi, Thulamela, Rustenburg, Bushbuckridge, Makhado, King Sabata Dalindyebo and Matjhabeng.

South African language translation service
A client's translation service requirements usually reflect the languages most spoken in their region of South Africa.


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