Translation services for the city of Johannesburg range from annual reports for business to SLPs for the mining sector.
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The most requested languages for Johannesburg are isiZulu, Sesotho and Setswana. Our translation services cover all 11 South African languages.
The four most spoken languages in Johannesburg are isiZulu (23%), English (20%), Sesotho (10%), and Setswana (8%). The 2011 national census estimated the city's population at 4.4 million people.
Get your message across in Johannesburg. A project's spend on their English language version, layout and publication can reach a much larger audience in Johannesburg and neighbouring Ekurhuleni and Emfuleni.
|1||IsiZulu||23.1%||1 024 445|
Translating media into isiZulu, South Africa's most spoken language reaches just under a quarter of the population at 24%, roughly 12 million first-language speakers as of the 2011 census. The language has a massive impact on all major cities in KwaZulu-Natal (78%) and a fifth of Gauteng (20%), the two most populated provinces in South Africa.
Translating media into Setswana, South Africa's sixth most spoken language reaches about 8% or four million first-language speakers (2011) and notably 70% of the North West province.
|#||Language||Percent||Population South Africa|
|1||IsiZulu||23.2%||11 587 374|
|2||English||9.8%||4 892 623|
|4||Setswana||8.2%||4 067 248|
||Sesotho||7.7%||3 849 563
Translating media into Sesotho, South Africa's seventh most spoken language reaches just under 8%, four million first-language speakers (2011). Notably it is also the first language at 90% of Lesotho's 2 million population. It will reach more South Africans in the Free State where 65% of the population speak Sesotho as a first language.
English speakers only make up 9.8% of South Africa's population. When translating into isiZulu, Sesotho and Setswana you will be reaching an additional 39% of people in their home language. This is approximately four times more South Africans countrywide.
South Africa is a major economic and cultural hub for the entire African continent. It has the 25th largest population in the world, with two-thirds of this population living in cities. While Pretoria (Tshwane) and Cape Town are the administrative and legislative capitals, Johannesburg is the country’s industrial and commercial centre of gravity. Along with Cape Town, Johannesburg is also where most of the country’s educational and cultural production is concentrated.