Translation Services Pretoria

Translation services for the City of Tshwane usually involve 11 language documents for government departments, and ad hoc projects for foreign embassies. Of the official languages: Sepedi, Afrikaans and Setswana are the most requested for the region.

Translation services in Pretoria 2023

With over 10 years’ technical translation experience our company have developed a team of highly qualified and experienced translators for all the official languages of South Africa. We work with government, local and international organisations with a reputation for delivering quality work, on time. For our contact details and more information on our working process, visit our home page.

Pretoria Translation Services

The most requested languages for Pretoria are Sepedi, Afrikaans and Setswana. Government departments and embassies will frequently request media releases and high level communications in all the official languages.

Tshwane/Pretoria's languages

English is spoken as a first language by a sixth of the people living in Pretoria. The three most spoken languages are Northern Sotho / Sepedi 19%, Afrikaans 18% and Setswana 15%. Other languages of note are Xitsonga and isiZulu at 8% respectively. IsiNdebele and Sesotho speakers also account for 5% each. In 2011, the national census estimated the city's urban population at just under 3 million people.

Expand the reach of your final English documents to reach the city's population.

# Language Percent Tshwane Population 2011
 Sepedi 19.4% 562,600
2 Afrikaans 18.4% 533,600
3  Setswana 14.7% 426 300
4  English 8.4% 243 600
Data: Statistics South Africa: City of Tshwane Municipality. Accessed 1 Jan. 2023.

By translating your materials into Sepedi, Afrikaans and Setswana you will be reaching more than six times more people in Tshwane their first language.

Reach a national audience

By translating to Afrikaans you reach South Africa's third most spoken language at 14% of the national population or about seven million home language South Africans (2011).

By translating to Setswana you reach South Africa's sixth most spoken language at 8% of the national population or about four million home language South Africans (2011).

# Language Percent SA Population 2011
1 Afrikaans 13.7% 6 855 082
2  English 9.8% 4 892 623
 Sepedi 9.3% 4 618 576
4  Setswana 8.2% 4 067 248
Data: Statistics South Africa: Census in brief 2011.pdf

English speakers account for only 9.8% of the South African population. When translating into Northern Sotho (Sepedi), Afrikaans, and Setswana you will be reaching an additional 31% of people in their home language. This is approximately three times more South Africans countrywide.