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Hire The Best South African Voice Actors Online

Need to hire South African English voice actors for your project? You'll find the best ones right here! Just listen to samples and invite voice artists to send you proposals - straight to your inbox. Then hire your talent of choic...

Hire The Best South African Voice Actors Online

Need to hire South African English voice actors for your project? You'll find the best ones right here! Just listen to samples and invite voice artists to send you proposals - straight to your inbox. Then hire your talent of choice and fund the project. We'll hold your payment until you approve your files. Release funds to the talent when you're happy. Learn more →

Hire The Best South African Voice Actors Online

Need to hire South African English voice actors for your project? Just listen to samples a...

Hire The Best South African Voice Actors Online

Need to hire South African English voice actors for your project? Just listen to samples and invite voice artists to send you proposals - straight to your inbox. Then hire your talent of choice and fund the project. We'll hold your payment until you approve your files. Release funds to the talent when you're happy. Learn more →

Gregan A.
English (International)
English (Scottish)
English (South African)
South Africa
(9)
Top Rated Good Value

My name is Gregan and I am a professional English speaking voice artist. I am based in Cape Town, South Africa...

Vibrant Warm Natural
Starting at $75
Patrick W.
English (South African)
South Africa
local time
(1)
Premium Top Rated

My name is Patrick and I’m a professional English voice actor. As a long-time voice artist, theatre actor and ...

Authoritative Bold Confident
Starting at $275
Noko Flow M.
English (South African)
South Africa
(5)
Premium Top Rated

Noko is a Professional Actor & Voice Over Talent Male, voice age range Young adult – Middle age, records i...

Corporate Conversational Believable
Starting at $150
Christopher C.
English (South African)
South Africa
(2)
24h Delivery

Hi my name is Christopher and I am a professional english voice over artist based in Johannesburg, South Afric...

Velvety Conversational Corporate
Starting at $100
Robyn R.
English (British)
English (South African)
United Kingdom
local time
(3)
Premium Top Rated

I am a professional english actor and voice over artist. I am based in London and graduated from the prestigio...

Bright Fresh Youthful
Starting at $600
Pascale N.
German
English (South African)
South Africa
(5)
Top Rated 24h Delivery

Hi, I’m Pascale, and I am a professional English and German speaking voice artist. I am half South African, ha...

Warm Friendly Conversational
Starting at $100
Jason G.
English (South African)
South Africa
(4)
Top Rated

I have had a career in the television and radio industry for 15 years, hosting successful TV shows as well as ...

Conversational Corporate Light
Nacia K.
Afrikaans
English (International)
English (South African)
South Africa
local time
Good Value

My name is Nacia and I am a professional voice actor from South Africa with Afrikaans and English being my nat...

Approachable Believable Warm
Starting at $75
Liselle V.
English (South African)
South Africa
Premium

My name is Liselle and I am a professional bilingual voice over talent. I have experience as a voice over arti...

Warm Articulate Conversational
Starting at $200
Ian C.
Afrikaans
English (South African)
South Africa

I have had a passion for manipulating my vocal chords since I was 8 years old and this has continued for 48 ye...

Versatile Professional Reliable
Crystal L.
English (South African)
South Africa

My name is Crystal and I’m a South African, English speaking Voice Actor. I have an articulate speaking manner...

Sexy Relatable Neutral
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Hire Top-Rated South African Voice Actors at Voice Crafters

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South African English voice overs: what you need to know

South Africa has an amazing eleven official languages. As well as 25 further indigenous languages that don’t yet have official status.

English is the primary language of parliament, business and the media, but all languages have equal legal standing. English is also a compulsory subject in South African schools.

4.9 million South Africans  speak English as a first language. This adds up to 9.6% of the population and puts it in sixth place. However, most South Africans speak more than one language and English acts as a lingua franca.

The most commonly spoken language at home and outside is Zulu. But post-apartheid-era policies have  created an increase in the use of English and in multilingual individuals.

South Africa’s population stands at 56.7 million.

Language History

The British first colonized the South African region in 1795. Their goal was to control a key sea route, rather than establish a settlement. English speakers began to arrive in larger numbers from 1820.

The Dutch had been present in South Africa since 1652 when traders from the Dutch East India Company developed an outpost. This put the English in a minority and they recruited British schoolmasters and clergy to promote their language.

The Union of South Africa was formed in 1910 and, English and Dutch were the official state languages. (Dutch was later replaced by Afrikaans, its daughter language.)

South African English has evolved from British English and resembles it in many ways. However, the increasing influence of American pop culture is making itself felt strongly.

Close Relations

South African English belongs to the same language family as Afrikaans – the Germanic family. The indigenous languages of South Africa are part of the large Bantu family. And all of South Africa’s languages have an effect on each other, borrowing the most apt words and phrases for particular situations.

Did you know:

South Africa has the second-largest economy in Africa.

Accents and Voice Over Tips

South African English accents are influenced by the speaker’s mother tongue. Among people who speak English as a first language, they’re also influenced by race (White, Black, Indian, Colored) and social class. This creates a complex matrix of different accents, which can have different connotations for the listener.

Words per minute

The average speaking rate for South African English is 150 words per minute. Considering how multilingual South Africa is, try to gauge the proficiency level of your audience and go from there. The amount of information you’re trying to convey and any emotion your character is feeling will also affect the rate of speech.

Did you know:

South Africa has 10 UNESCO-designated World Heritage sites. They include the fossil hominid sites near Johannesburg, home to some of the earliest human fossils ever found.  The sites are also called the Cradle of Humankind.

 

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