2012 has come and gone, and with it the London Olympics, the re-election of Barack Obama and the potential end of the world, according to Mayan prophecy. So, while we’re talking about the past, this is an overview of the work we covered throughout the month of December 2012 (excluding private client translations) and some client feedback.
‘The team at Web-lingo is exceptionally friendly and efficient. They went the extra mile to ensure all our requirements were met despite extremely demanding deadlines. Their translations are of a great standard and communicating with them is an absolute pleasure. Five star service!’ – International Environmental and Mining Consultancy
Languages we translated: French, African French, Portuguese, African Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish, Latin-American Spanish, Flemish, Dutch, Italian, German, Russian, Swedish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Sesotho, Sesotho sa Leboa, SiSwati
Prevalent Industries: Advertising, Online Training, NGO’s, Environmental Consultancy, Mining Consultancy, Hospitality, Market Research, Risk Management, Software Development, Website Development, Website Localisation, Technology
For our local clients, the Census 2011 results proved to offer some insight into the local South African market.
Below is the total number of South Africans speaking each official language at home and represented as a percentage of the population.
|Language||Number of Speakers||% of Total|
|IsiZulu||11 587 374||22.7%|
|IsiXhosa||8 154 258||16%|
|Afrikaans||6 855 082||13.5%|
|English||4 892 623||9.6%|
|Sepedi||4 618 576||9.1%|
|Setswana||4 067 248||8%|
|Sesotho||3 849 563||7.6%|
|Xitsonga||2 277 148||4.5%|
|SiSwati||1 297 046||2.5%|
|Tshivenda||1 209 388||2.4%|
|IsiNdebele||1 090 223||2.1%|
|Sign Language||234 655||0.5%|
For more information on SA’s official languages, please visit:
We look forward to wonderful, productive year ahead and wish you all the very best in your endeavors. Should you wish to contact us for a quote or have any other enquiries, please email email@example.com, phone (021)789 0690 or visit our website: www.web-lingo.com
The Language People