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How To Create English (South African) Captions

Are you looking to create captions for audio and video content in the English (South African) language? If so, you’ve come to the right place. In this article, we’ll discuss the benefits of creating captions in English (South African), some interesting facts about the language, and how to create captions with Speak AI.

What is the English (South African) Language?

English (South African) is an official language of South Africa that is spoken by over 19 million people. It is used in official government and business communications, as well as in everyday life. English (South African) has its own unique dialect, pronunciation, and grammar. It is also closely related to Afrikaans, which is another official language of South Africa.

Interesting Facts About the English (South African) Language

Here are some interesting facts about the English (South African) language:

  • It is the most widely spoken language in South Africa.
  • It is the fifth most spoken language in the world.
  • It is the official language of nine other countries besides South Africa.
  • It is the language of instruction in South African schools.

Benefits of Transcription and Captioning in English (South African)

Creating captions in English (South African) is a great way to ensure your audio and video content can be enjoyed by a wider audience. Here are some of the benefits of transcription and captioning in English (South African):

  • It makes content accessible to people with hearing impairments.
  • It increases the reach of your content by making it available to a global audience.
  • It allows for better search engine optimization (SEO) as search engines can better understand the content of your audio and video.
  • It improves comprehension and understanding of your content by providing subtitles.

What Are Captions?

Captions are text versions of audio or video content. They provide a written representation of the spoken words in a video or audio file. Captions are different from subtitles, which are usually translations of the spoken words. Captions are also usually synced with the audio or video, so they appear at the right time.

How To Create English (South African) Captions With Speak AI

Speak AI is a speech recognition and natural language processing platform that helps businesses and researchers create captions in multiple languages, including English (South African). With Speak AI, you can quickly and easily create high-quality captions for your audio and video content. Speak AI’s speech recognition and natural language processing technologies are powered by over 50,000 users, ensuring accuracy and speed.

Use Cases and Benefits

Speak AI is a great tool for researchers, marketers, and businesses. Here are some of the use cases and benefits of using Speak AI to create English (South African) captions:

  • It allows researchers to quickly and easily transcribe audio and video content for data analysis.
  • It helps marketers create high-quality subtitles for their videos.
  • It allows businesses to easily create transcripts for internal and external use.
  • It helps ensure accuracy and speed of transcription.


Creating captions in English (South African) is a great way to ensure your audio and video content can be enjoyed by a wider audience. Speak AI is a great tool for researchers, marketers, and businesses, as it allows for quick and accurate transcription of audio and video content. With Speak AI, you can easily and quickly create captions in English (South African).

Step 1: Create a Speak Account

To start your English (South African) captioning, you first need to create a Speak account. No worries, this is super easy to do!

Our team is happy to give you a 7-day trial with 30 minutes of free English (South African) audio and video captioning included.

To sign up for Speak and start your English (South African) captioning, visit the Speak app register page here.

Step 2: Upload your English (South African) file(s) for Captioning

We typically recommend MP4s for video or MP3s for audio.

However, we accept a range of audio and video file types. Once you upload your file all you have to do is select "English (South African)" from the language dropdown menu to automatically caption in English (South African).

You can upload your English (South African) file for captioning in several ways using Speak:

Accepted English (South African) Audio File Types

  • English (South African) MP3
  • English (South African) M4A
  • English (South African) WAV
  • English (South African) OGG
  • English (South African) WEBM
  • English (South African) M4P

Accepted English (South African) Video File Types

  • English (South African) MP4
  • English (South African) M4V
  • English (South African) WMV
  • English (South African) AVI
  • English (South African) MOV
  • English (South African) FLV

Publicly Available English (South African) URLs

You can also upload media to Speak through a publicly available URL.

As long as the file type extension is available at the end of the URL you will have no problem importing your recording for automatic English (South African) captioning and analysis.

English (South African) YouTube URLs

Speak is compatible with YouTube videos. All you have to do is copy the URL of the YouTube video (for example,

Speak will automatically find the file, calculate the length, and import the video.

Please make sure you use the full link and not the shortened YouTube snippet. Additionally, make sure you remove the channel name from the URL.

Speak Integrations

As mentioned, Speak also contains a range of integrations for Zoom, Zapier, Vimeo and more that will help you automatically caption your media.

This library of integrations continues to grow! Have a request? Feel encouraged to send us a message.

Step 3: Calculate and pay the total automatically

Once you have your English (South African) audio or video file ready and load it into Speak, it will automatically calculate the total cost (you get 30 minutes free in the trial - take advantage of it!).

You can pay by subscribing to a personalized plan using our real-time calculator with included minutes.

You can also add a balance or pay for uploads without a plan using your credit card.

Step 4: Wait for Speak to caption your English (South African) audio or English (South African) video

Our automated captioning software will prepare your English (South African) captions in as little as a few minutes. Generally, Speak takes about half the audio or video length to produce the captions and insights.

Once completed, you will get an email notification that your English (South African) captions is complete. That email will contain a link back to the file so you can access the interactive media player with the English (South African) captions, analysis, and export formats ready for you.

Step 5: View and edit your automated English (South African) captions​

Want to tackle the captions edits yourself? All good! Once you receive your automated captions you have the option to edit your captions at any time.

Easily update speaker names, find and replace, and get your automatic English (South African) captions up to full accuracy with our intuitive captions editing system.

Step 6: Export your English (South African) captions and share interactive media players

With Speak, you can easily export English (South African) captions to many formats.

Below is a list of options for exporting your English (South African) captions in Speak:

  • Export English (South African) captions to SRTs
  • Export English (South African) captions to VTTs

A more effective way of sharing captions is through a shareable media library that includes the media file, AI insights and interactive captions.

There is so much more that you can do with Speak to enrich the value of your media and captions.

Never hesitate to send us a message on live chat - we are always here to help!

We talked about English (South African) captioning here, but you may be interested in how to caption in other languages instantly and easily with Speak's intuitive captioning and natural language processing software.

We’ve shared resources below on all the languages Speak can help you caption!

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How Much Does It Cost To Caption English (South African)?

Speak offers highly competitive pricing for English (South African) captioning compared to other captioning solutions. For a starting user, Speak offers automated English (South African) captioning for only $0.06 USD per minute. That is only $3.6 USD per hour!

We also scale our pricing based on media volume and can offer even bigger discounts to large customers.

So, if you have over 100 hours of English (South African) captioning per month please contact us through live chat and we will set you up with a customized price per minute to make English (South African) captioning even more affordable!

You can learn more about how to caption English (South African) with Speak and the relevant pricing on the website pricing page and the in-app pricing page.

What Can You Caption In English (South African)?

  • Caption English (South African) interviews
  • Caption English (South African) videos
  • Caption English (South African) audio
  • Caption English (South African) earnings calls
  • Caption English (South African) focus groups
  • Caption English (South African) meetings
  • Caption English (South African) phone calls
  • Caption English (South African) YouTube videos
  • Caption English (South African) Vimeo videos
  • Caption English (South African) Zoom recordings
  • Caption English (South African) Google Meet recordings
  • Caption Microsoft Teams recordings
  • Caption English (South African) podcasts

And so much more!

What Other Languages Can Speak Caption?

Speak already has users from over 90 countries and we continuously get requests to caption and analyze in different languages.

So, we continuously add more languages to Speak! Here are just some of the growing list of languages that Speak offers:

There are now many more added!

You can see the entire list of languages Speak supports through both the software and APIs.

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