ST Communications specializes in “Afrl10n” – African Localisation – it is our business and it goes far beyond translation!


Localising Africa is our passion and what we have been doing since our inception in 2008.  We work with MLV’s who take care of the engineering side of localisation and we get down to the grass roots of localisation with our local communities, universities, tertiary institutions and  multicultural organizations throughout Africa to identify linguistic partners for these sometimes rare and emerging language groups.


Launching a product or software in Africa can increase revenues tremendously. But this will require that you provide the target market with an interface in their native language.  That is the easy part!  Localising the product and having it accepted requires that the product respects their culture, religion, superstitions, gender roles, time zones, currency, national holidays, imagery, colour sensitivities, the viability of the product or name and a whole host of other geographical factors.  You will only successfully achieve these localisation strategies by working with in-country localisers who pay attention to the subtle differences in language and culture of the product and work their magic and produce a fully localised and accepted product in their target market.


ST Communications has been involved in localisation projects including Websites, IT, Mobile Devices, Social Media, GPS, Medical Devices, Mobile Apps and others in more than 10 major African languages including – Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu, Sepedi, Setswana, Swahili, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, Kinyarwanda, Amharic and Tigrinya.


Our attention to detail and our in depth knowledge of Africa makes ST Communications, your perfect partner for all your African localisation (Afrl10n) needs!





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