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Cape Town language services 2022

We have spent more than a decade building up a team of highly qualified and experienced translators for South Africa’s national languages. With a long history of work for high-profile clients in the medical, academic and the non-governmental sectors, we have built a reputation for complete reliability. To get a fomal quote, or to learn more about how we might help you, head to our home page.

The most requested languages for Cape Town are for Afrikaans and isiXhosa translation services. Our services cover all South Africa’s national languages.

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Translation languages in Cape Town

The three most spoken languages in Cape Town are Afrikaans (35%), isiXhosa (29%), and English (28%). The 2011 national census estimated the city's urban population at 3.7 million people.

Reach ten times more people with all South Africa’s national languages

English speakers are only 9.8% of the South African population. When translating into Afrikaans and isiXhosa you will be reaching an additional 30% of people in their home language. This is approximately three times more South Africans.

City of Cape Town in context

Cape Town is South Africa’s second-largest city and home to the country’s Parliament buildings. Beyond its role as the country’s legislative capital, it is a vital nexus of commercial, academic and cultural exchange. Given South Africa’s enormous economic and political influence throughout Africa as a whole, this makes it not only a major productive hub for the country, but also a regional stepping stone.

Most spoken languages in Cape Town

# Language %      Cape Town*
1 Afrikaans 34.9% 1 305 269
2  IsiXhosa 29.2% 1 092 088
3  English 27.8% 1 039 727

Cape Town languages in SA

# Language % South Africa**
1  IsiXhosa 16.3% 8 154 258
2 Afrikaans 13.7% 6 855 082
3  English 9.8% 4 892 623

Census 2011: First language demographics South Africa: IsiXhosa, Afrikaans and English
*Statistics South Africa Census 2011: Municipal population 3 740 026
**Statistics South Africa Census 2011: South African population 51.7 million

Data Statistics South Africa: Census in brief (2011) PDF

Translation services Cape Town
Translation services in Cape Town usually involve the most spoken languages in the city: English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

Clients

English
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IsiZulu
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IsiXhosa
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Afrikaans
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Sepedi (N. Sotho)
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Setswana
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Sesotho
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Xitsonga
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Siswati
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TSHIVENḒA
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IsiNdebele
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ZULU TRANSLATION
IsiZulu translation services
Xhosa TRANSLATION
IsiXhosa translation services
AFRIKAANS TRANSLATION
Afrikaans translation services
SEPEDI TRANSLATION
Sepedi translation services
TSWANA TRANSLATION
Setswana translation services
SOTHO TRANSLATION
Sesotho translation services
TSONGA TRANSLATION
Xitsonga translation services
SISWATI TRANSLATION
Siswati translation services
VENDA TRANSLATION
Tshivenḓa translation services
NDEBELE TRANSLATION
IsiNdebele translation services