Translation Services for 130+ languages

As experts in the sourcing of African language services, we provide access to translations within the rich language tapestry of the African continent and far beyond. Highly skilled translators in more than 130 languages, including the top Western and Eastern European languages, Asian languages, those of North and South America and Australasia as well as numerous ‘exotics’ are vetted and ready to work on your project. If the assignment is a translation into a dialect, pidgin or creole language, we can do that too.

African Language Translations:

We also offer translators from across the African continent, able to translate many of the diverse languages of Africa. As far as South Africa’s 11 official languages are concerned, we have a pool of talented translators who are fluent in:
We require all our translators to be mother-tongue speakers of their respective languages and, where possible, to be qualified with a post-graduate degree in language and translation.


Folio’s commitment to quality means that each and every translation is double- and triple-checked to ensure accuracy, appropriateness for the target market and an impeccable standard of work. With over 30 years experience in the industry, you can trust Folio Online.

Project management

Handling translation projects is our forte. If you’re concerned about the logistics of a translation assignment that involves complex communication between language specialists in different countries, you can leave it in the capable hands of Folio’s project managers. All logistical planning and administration is managed from beginning to end. You’ll get your translation on time and within budget.

To discuss your translation requirements:

South African clients

Herman Botha

International clients

Johan Botha

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Broad scope

Ensuring regional and demographic appropriateness and incorporating dialects is all in a day’s work for Folio’s ever-expanding team of translators. Whatever you need, from annual reports to video scripts, from training manuals to websites. Even work requiring specialist technical knowledge like medical translators – no job is too large or too small.

Certified translation services

A sworn translator is ‘sworn in’ at the High Court of South Africa and undertakes legal and diplomatic assignments. Folio can call upon sworn translators and court translators in many different languages to provide official, certified translations of court transcriptions, affidavits or other official documents. We provide skilled official translators for any legal translation services. Examples include contracts, passports, licenses, police clearance certificates, medical records and insurance policies. These are delivered under the stamp and seal of the sworn translator concerned, guaranteeing a faithful and accurate translation that meets legal and official standards.


When it comes to streamlining the translation process, Folio keeps up with the latest developments through the use of a variety of CAT (Computer Assisted Translation) tools and our in-house TMS (Translation Management System). By providing facilities and personal guidance and training in the latest industry tools to our translators, we have achieved optimum skill levels. Today, our translators are tech-savvy and confident users of the latest time-saving software.