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Afrikaans voice-over agency

Afrikaans voice-over and subtitling agency
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Afrikaans voice-over production made simple

As an established Afrikaans International voice-over agency, Matinée Multilingual has been providing a professional Afrikaans Voice-Over Service and Afrikaans Subtitling Service for over 25 years. We offer a selection of the very best Afrikaans voice-over talent, at a price you can afford.

Whether for documentary, advertising, eLearning, or IVR, we’ll help you select the best Afrikaans voice-over talent for the job. We can record wild or sync to picture, and deliver the audio back in the file format of your choice, same day, via FTP. We can also lay-back the audio onto your video, and re-work the captions where necessary.

To calculate voice-over fees and recording costs click here.  You will also find a lot of technical information here on our FAQs page. 

To check the availability of our voice-artists and to confirm costs, please contact us using the quick Quote form opposite, and we'll respond within one hour. Or you can email or call on +44(0)118 958 4934.

Afrikaans voice-over selection and quick quote in just 1 hour

1.   browse the voice-over demos below and click PLAY to audition each casting sample
2.   choose the voice(s) you like and click ADD to your Quick Quote, or DOWNLOAD a copy
3.   complete the Quick Quote and we’ll check availability and costs, with a response in just 1 hour

Afrikaans voice-over female – Teeth, gums & bones

Body-Health were creating an international advertising campaign to promote their ‘Teeth, Gums & Bones’ food supplement. The product helps the body to fight tooth and gum decay and assists the body’s immune system. One of their target markets was South Africa, and we recommended they localise the voice-over into Afrikaans to reach the biggest possible audience.  The client required a friendly, enthusiastic voice and we cast Marinda-B for the role. We recorded her time-sync to the English version of the advert, and provided a cleaned & edited audio file for their production company. Body-Health were delighted with our service and we went on to produce the advert in many other languages.

A short history of the Afrikaans language

Afrikaans voiceover talent agencyAfrikaans is a North Germanic language, spoken mainly in South Africa and Namibia, and descended from Dutch.

During the 18th century, Afrikaans evolved from various dialects spoken by the Dutch settlers of what is now South Africa. Although approximately 90-95% of the vocabulary is of Dutch origin, words were also adopted from Malay, Portuguese, and various Bantu and Khoisan languages.

In the early 20th century, Afrikaans was recognised legally as a distinct language – not just a Dutch dialect – and it went on to replace Standard Dutch as an official language of South Africa when it became a republic in 1961.

Today, although Afrikaans is spoken as a first language by only around 13.5% of the population of South Africa, most South Africans understand it as a second (or third) language.

In Namibia it is spoken widely as a second language, and by around 11% of the population as a native language. Here it also plays an important role as a lingua franca (or common language). Read more


So… you’ve been given a quote for voice-over, and it includes costs for cleaning and editing the audio.
But what does this mean? And why do you need the audio edited and cleaned? This video will explain all.