Folio Online | Folio Online Translation & Interpreter Company

Folio Online

Award-Winning Translation & Interpreting Services 

Folio Online Group

Award-Winning Translation & Interpreting Services 

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 is committed to delivering award-winning service and deeply appreciates the recognition we have received thus far.

Many thanks to the Common Sense Advisory for including the Folio Group in its ranking of the Top 5 Language Service Providers in Africa for ten consecutive years.

Recognition by The Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry via their Exporter of the Year Award for the SSME category is an achievement of which we are all very proud. The award, which we have received three times, acknowledges “notable achievements in the export field”, based on performance criteria including product improvement, community involvement and job creation as well as a creative and innovative approach to exporting into difficult markets.

Folio Online Services



Our team of trained and experienced translators use the latest translation technology to deliver accurate and meaningful translations in over 120 languages...

Editing and Proof Reading

Editing and Proofreading

To ensure that texts are accurate and appropriate for their intended audience, our hawk-eyed editors will fix typos, spelling and grammatical errors, and localise language where needed...



In addition to our remote medical interpreting service (InterTel), our skilled interpreters specialise in simultaneous and consecutive interpreting, both in person and remotely. We also offer SASL (South African Sign-Language) interpreting...

voice acting

Voice-overs & Voice Direction

We have a large number of talented voice-over artists on our books, as well as professional voice directors who work in-studio to ensure that scripts don’t fall flat on delivery...



The precise definition of localisation is that it is the cultural adaptation of language to ensure that it is consistent with the socio-cultural and legal requirements of a specific target market...



If you want to keep a written record of important meetings and proceedings, simply supply us with an audio or video recording, and we will give it to you in black and white...



Subtitling is all about timing and trimming, so whether it’s a documentary or advertisement, we make sure all dialogue and sound effects are accurately reflected on screen...



Crafting copy that is clear and catchy is an art – and it is one we have mastered. With a solid background in marketing, our copywriters can create campaigns from concept through to completion...



Search engine algorithms are constantly changing, so we make it our mission to set up your site’s content and keywords to rank high and reach all the right people...


Recognition and awards

CSA Africa Language Award 2010
CSA Africa Language Award 2011
CSA Africa Language Award 2012
CSA Africa Language Award 2013
CSA Africa Language Award 2014
CSA Africa Language Award 2015 Top 5
CSA Africa Language Award 2016 Top 5
CSA Africa Language Award 2017 Top 3
CSA Africa Language Award 2018 Top 3
CSA Africa Language Award 2019 Top 3
CSA Africa Language Award 2010
CSA Africa Language Award 2010
Cultural Affairs Award 2018/2019
Gerald Wolman Award for Excellence in Business

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We translate into and from the following 120+ languages

(please note this list may change at any time without prior warning)

  • Acholi
  • Afrikaans
  • Akan
  • Amharic
  • Ateso
  • Bambara
  • Bemba
  • Cape Verdean Creole
  • Chichewa
  • Damara (Nama)
  • Dinka
  • Ewondo
  • Fanagalo
  • Fula
  • Hausa
  • Herero
  • Igbo
  • Kakwa
  • Kalenjin
  • Kamba
  • Kasem
  • Kikongo
  • Kikuyu (Gikuyu)
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Kirundi
  • Kituba
  • Krio
  • Lingala
  • Luganda (Ganda)
  • Luo (Dholuo)
  • Maay (MaayMaay)
  • Malagasy
  • Mandinka (Mandingo)
  • Mauritian Creole
  • Nankam
  • Nama (Damara)
  • Ndebele (South Africa)
  • Nigerian Pidgin
  • Nuer
  • Nyakausa
  • Nyanja
  • Oromo
  • Oshiwambo
  • Pulaar
  • Runyankole
  • Sepedi (North Sotho)
  • Sesotho (South Sotho: South Africa & Lesotho)
  • Setswana (Tswana)
  • Sheng
  • Shona
  • Silozi
  • Siswati (Swazi)
  • Somali
  • Soninke
  • South African Sign Language (SASL)
  • Sukuma
  • Swahili
  • Tigrinya
  • Tonga
  • Tsonga
  • Twi
  • Venda
  • Wolof
  • Xhosa
  • Yao
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

  • Albanian
  • Bulgarian
  • Byelorussian
  • Catalan
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Dutch
  • English
  • Estonian
  • Finnish
  • French
  • Gaelic
  • Georgian
  • German
  • Greek
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Latvian
  • Lithuanian
  • Maltese
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Romanian
  • Russian
  • Serbian
  • Slovak
  • Slovene
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Ukrainian
  • Yiddish

(Because of the sheer volume of Asian languages we chose to only add those for which we receive frequent requests)

  • Arabic
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bengali
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese (Chinese)
  • Cebuano
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Ilocano
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Kazakh
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Malayalam
  • Mandarin (Chinese: Traditional & Simplified)
  • Marathi
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Sinhalese
  • Tagalog (Filipino)
  • Tamil
  • Telugu
  • Thai
  • Turkish
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

  • French (Canada)
  • Portuguese (Brazil)
  • Spanish (Latin America)
  • Haitian Creole

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:

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