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Folio Online

Award-Winning Translation & Interpreting Services.

Other services include: Editing, Proofreading & Localisation,
Voice-overs & Voice Direction, Transcription, Subtitles, Copywriting and SEO

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


120+ Languages, certified, demographic appropriateness, from annual reports to video scripts to training manuals & more, CAT & TMS.


Including simultaneous, consecutive, over-the-phone, video-remote-interpreting and South African sign language.

Editing, Proofreading & Localisation

Ensuring that all written material is 100% free of errors to enhance professionalism. Localisation ensures that language is used in the correct context within different cultures.

Voice-overs & Voice Direction

Comprehensive, end-to-end multilingual voice-over service including talented actors and voice-over artists.


Transcribe meetings, interviews, disciplinary hearings, arbitration proceedings or any type of verbal exchange accurately.


Subtitles are transcriptions of dialogue and action for motion pictures, sometimes in the original language and often in translation.


Generating copy from scratch, rewriting or translating for all forms of communication campaigns from concept right through to implementation.


SEO copywriting is the process whereby your website’s text is aligned to the key search terms for you to increase Google rankings.

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
  • Chichewa
  • Dinka
  • Ewondo
  • Fula
  • Hausa
  • Herero
  • Igbo
  • Kakwa
  • Kalenjin
  • 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)
  • Shona
  • Siswati (Swazi)
  • Somali
  • Soninke
  • South African Sign Language (SASL)
  • Sukuma
  • Swahili
  • Tigrinya
  • Tonga
  • Tsonga
  • Twi
  • Venda
  • Wolof
  • Xhosa
  • Yao
  • Yoruba
  • Zulu

  • Albanian
  • Bulgarian
  • Byelorussian
  • Cape Verdean Creole
  • 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

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

  • Arabic Bengali Gujarati 
  • Azerbaijani
  • Bengali
  • Burmese
  • Cantonese (Chinese)
  • Cebuano
  • Gujarati
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Ilocano
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Kazakh
  • Khmer
  • Korean
  • Malay
  • Malayalam
  • Mandarin (Chinese:
  • Traditional & Simplified)
  • Marathi
  • Persian (Farsi)
  • Sinhala
  • 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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