Founded in 1988, the Folio Group has grown from a tiny start-up into the major-league language service provider that it is today. This is largely driven by our reputation for reliability, technical expertise, fast turnaround and meticulous accuracy. Folio is recognised around the world for its expertise in sourcing and providing African languages, as well as numerous Asian, European, North & South American languages.
Folio has been recognised over the years for notable achievements in the language industry including product improvement, community involvement and job creation as well as a creative and innovative approach to exporting into challenging markets. The Cape Chamber of Commerce & Industry recognised Folio as Exporter of the Year in the SSME category on three separate occasions, and also presented us with the Gerald Wolman Award for Excellence in Doing Business in Africa. Other accolades include The Western Cape Cultural Affairs Award for 2018/2019, and Common Sense Advisory’s Top 5 Language Service Providers in Africa for 10 consecutive years and counting.
The motto on the South African coat of arms is in the ancient Khoisan language of the /Xam people: !ke e: /xarra //ke. It means “diverse people unite”. It refers to the necessity of unity between thought and action. On a collective scale it calls for the nation to unite in a common sense of belonging and national pride – unity in diversity.
At Folio we strive to realise this noble ideal by facilitating communication between speakers of many different languages.
Membership of the global community of translators, interpreters, LSPs and business experts is a vital source of support and expertise. We believe in strength through partnership and enjoy sharing our goals and passion for languages with like-minded individuals and associations around the world.
Our local and international network includes: