Tsonga Translation Service

Tsonga is an African Bantu language spoken by the Shangaan-Tsonga people. It is recognised as one of the 11 official languages in South Africa. Our Translation Company specialise in English/ Tsonga professional translation. Our translators are native speakers who are highly qualified and have years of experience translating documents for both individuals and businesses.

It’s estimated that there are close to 2 million Xistonga speakers in South Africa and approximately 1,646,000 speakers reside in the Limpopo Province. Tsonga is spoken throughout Southern Africa by the Shangaan-Tsonga culture but is concentrated in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa. Tsonga is a part of Bantu branch of the Niger-Congo languages.

Though there are similarities between Tsonga and Zulu, Tsonga is not merely a dialect of Zulu. Unlike Zulu, there are no click sounds, for the Tsonga apparently had no contact with the San. The Tsonga language has some affinities with Sotho, particularly with the Pedi dialect.

Zulu Translation can provide high-quality translations that are cost-effective. Our dedicated team of translators is passionate about their work. We translate all correspondence, academic certificates, medical documents, books, contracts, travel documents etc.


Zulu Translation Services is a professional translation agency that offers translation services in all South African official languages. Our translators are native speakers who are highly qualified and have years of experience translating documents for both individuals and businesses.

They will work closely with you to ensure that the translation meets your needs and requirements. In addition, we offer revisions of your translated documents, until you are fully satisfied with the final result.

Zulu translation prides itself on offering a prompt service to suit your needs. With up to 24-hour turnaround time for urgent translations, you can be sure that your documents will arrive in time for any deadline.

Express Tsonga Translations

You can count on Zulu Translation for a seamless process when you use us for your Tsonga translations.

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 Tsonga  translators with a minimum of 5 years experience;
  3. A free quote of your Tsonga translation requirements within 1 hour!
English to Tsonga Translation Service

Frequently Asked Questions About Translation

Our answers to the most common questions regarding Tsonga 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 info@zulutranslation.co.za 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 Xistonga Translation Services please give us a call at +27 (0) 12-348-3134 or contact us at info@zulutranslation.co.za 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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Tsonga Translation Service
Service Type
Tsonga Translation Service
Provider Name
Zulu Translation ,
Office 12 A, Argentum Building, 66 Glenwood Road,Lynnwood Glen,,Pretoria -0081,
Telephone No.012 348 3134
Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban, South Africa
Zulu Translation provides accurate, culturally sensitive, and cost-effective English–Tsonga translation services in and around Pretoria, Johannesburg, Durban, and Cape Town to individuals and companies. Our dedicated team of translators are passionate towards their work. We translate all correspondence, academic certificates, medical documents, books, contracts, travel documents etc