COVID-19 update – Matinée is operating business as usual with our team working remotely.

South African accent voice-over recordings

Matinée has been a trusted supplier to the voice recording and subtitling industry for over thirty years, and our experience is second to none. You can trust us to deliver exactly what you need, and at a price you can afford.
English in French accent voice-over agency
English in French accent voice-over artist

South African accent voice-over recording services

As an established Voice-Over Agency and Subtitling Studio, Matinée has been providing South African accent voice-over production services for over 30 years. We are based in Reading, just 40 miles from London. We offer a selection of the very best South African voice talent, at an affordable price.

We supply and record native South African accent voice talent, for documentary, advertising, corporate video, eLearning or telephone message prompts. Just send us the script and we’ll record it wild, or to picture at no extra cost. We’ll deliver the audio back to you within a quick turnaround time, via FTP, and in any file format you require.

Please complete the Quick Quote form below and we’ll respond within one hour. Check out our FAQs for more information about voice-over recordings in South African accent. For more information, and to check the availability of our South African accent voice-artists, contact us today on +44(0)118 958 4934, or email project@matinee.co.uk

If you require a voice-over in Afrikaans, rather than English in South African accent, please follow this link.

To calculate South African Accent voice-over fees and recording costs

Play and download African accent demos, add them to your Quick Quote

    Quick Quote
    Quote responses sent within one hour





    Attach script files here, max 5mb


    White South African accent for Flashbay

    Case Study

    Matinée was responsible for producing a South African voice-over for flashbay.co.uk. The voice-over has since been used as part of their South African product/services promotional video showing here.

    Select a voice-over language

    Choose English read in a foreign accent

    Select a subtitle language

    Origins of the South African language and accent

    South Africa was first inhabited by the Khoisan people in the 15th and 16th centuries. Then Bantu settlers arrived and it is thought that these people are the ancestors of the Nguni people, which include Zulu’s and Swazi’s.

    The Dutch had been trading with the South Africans for some time when in 1652 they decided to open a port for their ships to stop mid-route in order for the crew to rest and have a good meal. To this end, farmers were then invited to South Africa to establish farms and grow the food to feed the Dutch sailors.

    They also brought in slaves from the far east and the Dutch language began to be spoken amongst the tradesman and the settlers. The slaves however spoke their own languages and created Pidgin languages to enable them to communicate with each other.

    During the 18th century, the British took over the South African colony from the Dutch and they brought with them the English language. Africa became a country where the people were bilingual, speaking Dutch and English and eventually a dialect of African-English was created that was spoken by the South African people.

    The Dutch language diminished, but another language based on it, was created and this is called Afrikaans. It is very close to the European Dutch language.

    Today South Africa has eleven official languages, Afrikaans and English being two of them. IsiZulu is the most widely spoken language in black African homes across South Africa. Zulu was revived after the demise of apartheid in 1994; Along with the official African languages which include Setswana and Sesotho, amongst others.

    To hear a South African accent, listen to the cricket commentator. He is speaking English with a South African accent.
    English in South African accent voice-over agency

    Voice Over

    Subtitling

    Translation

    News from our blog

    Testimonials

    They were so professional

    Brian and Philippe…love them!! What a great call to brighten up my day! They were so professional and so funny and I could tell the client was really happy 😊

    Philippe is definitely the best VO artist I’ve heard since being at Sponge! Just wow!

    Maria Trathen

    Sponge

    Pleasure to work with

    Pleasure to work with these guys. Hugh and the team couldn’t do enough to help and keep us informed throughout our customer journey. Highly recommended!

    Alex Carr

    BBGR Optical

    Delivers great work, right on time

    We’ve used Matinée for several projects, from video editing to translations of marketing materials, and they’re always a great pleasure to work with. Any requests are answered right away. We’ve had tight deadlines, but we’ve never worried as the team at Matinée delivers great work, right on time.

    Lisa Potrawiak

    Sinclair Pharma

    Fantastic to work with

    The team at Matinée are fantastic to work with. They are really communicative, helpful and turned around the work as quickly as possible. I have no complaints at all and we will definitely be getting back in contact when we next need subtitles.

    Jon Mirley

    Three Motion Media

    Matinée is a company I can trust

    I’ve worked with Matinee for well over 20 years, and continue to go back to them because of trust; a trust in their commitment to fulfilling the needs of my project, and a trust in the quality of their work.

    Bruce Corby

    Muddy Boot Productions

    I use Matinee a lot for subtitling projects

    I use Matinee for a lot of subtitling projects and they never fail to meet the deadlines. Great customer service and fast responses. Well done to the entire team.

    Jade Burnell

    The Big Word

    Friendly and efficient service

    The speed of response, and friendly, efficient service from all staff was quite exceptional. Matinee particularly stands out by putting the customer’s needs first, even when the job is relatively small and a bit of a technical challenge. I would strongly recommend Matinee for any subtitling work.

    Richard Taylor

    Freelancer producer and film maker

    A fantastic company to work with

    A fantastic company to work with. Fast email responses, rapid delivery of audio files, and all with positive and warm personalities shining through!  Thank you Matinée for a wonderful customer experience.

    Anne Crawford

    Decide

    They are always well organised

    Very pleased with a number of projects completed by Matinée. They are always well organised, providing clear expectations, organisation, efficiency and always deliver a quality product on time. Recommended.

    Jon Watkins

    Jon Watkins TV

    Quick response to meet my deadline

    I have to mention the quick response of Sally and Nicole to my last minute request. They both understood the urgency of my need, and helped me complete the recording to hit my deadline.

    Joville Villanueva

    Shell UK Ltd