Ndebele Translation Service Johannesburg

Zulu Translation provides accurate, culturally sensitive, and cost-effective English – Ndebele translation services in and around Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town to individuals and companies. All our translators are native and qualified Ndebele speakers, with experience ranging over a decade.

Ndebele is the name given to two different languages, the Southern Ndebele language spoken in South Africa and the Northern Ndebele language spoken in Zimbabwe. Both languages belong to the Nguni group of Bantu languages. However, they have some significant differences.

Southern Ndebele, also known as Transvaal Ndebele or Nrebele, is one of the official languages of South Africa. Southern Ndebele is spoken by the amaNdebele people of South Africa, who live mainly in Mpumalanga, Gauteng, Limpopo, and the North West Province. The language is spoken by close to 600,000 people in South Africa. Southern Ndebele is not widely spoken and does not enjoy the same prominence in education and official publications as languages such as Afrikaans, English, isiZulu, or isiXhosa. Southern Ndebele could be said to be more akin to the various languages of the Sotho- Tswana group, such as Sotho or Lozi.

Northern Ndebele is spoken by about 1.5 million people in Zimbabwe. It is usually referred to as Northern Ndebele to differentiate it from Southern Ndebele. It can also be known as Tebele, Sindebele or Isinde’bele. This language is also spoken by just over 8,000 people in Botswana. Northern Ndebele combines many aspects of Zulu. For this reason, Northern Ndebele is in many ways closer to Zulu than to the southern language, both in terms of construction and vocabulary.


Ndebele to English Translation Service

Ndebele translation and services are essential for individual and corporate communications. For some, clients it is simply a matter of getting their message right.  But our Ndebele translation services go across a number of industries whether you have a single page, large technical documents, or important material for a conference, Zulu Translations service will provide you with the best Ndebele/English translation service.

Zulu Translation offers its customer a full package of services to meet their needs. Our team has many years of combined experience translating documents from English into Ndebele and Ndebele to English, and we are constantly expanding our knowledge of growing industries in South Africa and abroad.

At Zulu Translation, we assign highly experienced language experts who fervently see to it that your translation requirements are fully met.

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What to expect:

1. An experienced dedicated project manager who supervises the process and is always easy to reach.

2. Accurate translations by highly-educated native Ndebele translators with a minimum of 5 years’ experience

3. A free quote of your Ndebele translation within 1 hour!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Translation

Our answers to the most common questions regarding Ndebele translations services in South Africa:

The best way to receive a quote for our translation service is to send an e-mail to us at with an electronic copy of the document or file you need translated or simply request a quote from us. We reply to all inquiries within an hour of receiving a request.

We can generally translate a 1-2 page document within 1 business day and also offer urgent and same-day translations, subject to availability.

Certainly! at Zulu Translation , we are accustomed to working to tight turnarounds and our translators will often meet multiple deadlines in a single day. However, the time it takes will depend on the length of the project and the subject matter.

For example, if the source text is highly technical, the linguist will need to carry out extensive research to ensure their translation is accurate and of the highest standard. On the other hand, a short promo would be relatively straight-forward to translate.

Regardless of the length or complexity of the project, you can be assured that your translation will be delivered on time and to budget.

Yes, we will provide you with your translation in the format that you prefer. We can provide the translated in a word document.

Otherwise, we can provide a PDF or print-ready files.

We base our translation costs on the word count of the source document (your document). Our pricing is generally billed at a “per word rate” or per page if the wordcount is not available, this means you are billed by the word or per page versus by the hour. Translation rates include word processing and laser printing. We are happy to provide quotes free of charge.

Yes – our minimum fee is R350 – R500 per page;

R0.90 to R1.30 per word

Sworn translation – From 350 per page.

We require a 50% deposit on projects estimated at over R1,000; the rest is due within 7 working days
from the final invoice.
We always try to offer the best price for every project. Where there are large volumes involved and time and resources permit, we may be able to offer better prices. In this, too, flexibility is key. And as time goes by, the more you work with us, the more reference material we can have on file which can be used to reduce costs and timing.

In a word, yes. Our translators are the backbone of our business and they are crucial to delivering accurate, high-quality translations. To ensure we achieve our own high standards on every single project we undertake, we have strict minimum prerequisites that our translators must comply with prior to working with us.

Our experienced and vast translator network allows us to undertake translation projects covering almost any subject matter in a European and all South African languages. Hence, we offer translation services in every conceivable language, from English to Ndebele translation, and English does not need to be the source or target language. We work regularly with other languages combinations, from common pairs such as Afrikaans, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and all official languages of South Africa.

In South Africa, a sworn translation is a translation produced by a certified translator. This means a translator with a certain level of training or experience who has taken an oath in court in South Africa, entitling him/her to translate certain official documents. Sworn translations are always needed when a translation is to be used for administration purposes or governmental requirements such as birth certificates, academic certificates, or declarations.

Contact us today and let’s work

For further information about isiNdebele Translation Services please give us a call at +27 (0) 12-348-3134 or contact us at and we’ll be more than happy to talk with you about your IsiZulu language needs, or to answer any questions you may have.

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Ndebele Translation Service Johannesburg
Service Type
Ndebele Translation Service Johannesburg
Provider Name
Zulu Translation ,
Office 12 A, Argentum Building, 66 Glenwood Road,Lynnwood Glen,,Pretoria -0081,
Telephone No.012 348 3134
Zulu Translation provide accurate, culturally sensitive and cost-effective English – Ndebele translation service in and around Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town to individuals and companies. All our translators are native and qualified Ndebele speakers, with experience ranging over a decade.