Translation services in Pretoria 2023
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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.
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|
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|
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.