South African English Language
English has been both a highly influential language in South Africa, and a language influenced, in turn, by adaptation in the country’s different communities. Around half of the country’s people have a speaking knowledge of English.
English was declared the official language of the Cape Colony in 1822 (replacing Dutch), and the stated language policy of the government of the time was one of Anglicisation. On the formation of the Union of South Africa in 1910, which united the former Boer republics of the Transvaal and Orange Free State with the Cape and Natal colonies, English was made the official language together with Dutch, which was replaced by Afrikaans in 1925.
Today, English is South Africa’s lingua franca, and the primary language of government, business, and commerce. The new education curriculum makes two languages compulsory at school, with English the language of learning and teaching at most schools and tertiary educations.
According to the 2011 census, English is spoken as a home language by almost 5- million people (or 8.2% of the population). South Africa’s Asian people, most of whom are Indian in origin, are largely English-speaking, although many also retain their languages of origin. There is also a significant group of Chinese South Africans, also largely English-speaking but who also retain their languages of origin as well.
Why South-African-English voice overs at Inter Voice Over
Our service goes much further than other agencies. We translate your scripts, advise you which voices to book, take care of recordings and deliver them to you as you need.
We create a free voice proposal of suitable voices for each of our clients. In selecting voices, we consider the type of project and the intended target audience.
As the largest voice over agency in Europe, we have our own professional sound studios that help us to deliver quickly. Clients are able to attend the recording of their text. It�s not only fun, but also leads to a better end result.