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SA Qfrency Voices

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SA Qfrency Voices

SA Qfrency Voices

Qfrency is a text-to-speech (TTS) system, also known as a speech synthesis system, which converts text into computer-generated speech. The Qfrency TTS voices are computer generated human-like voices which can say and read text in South African languages, on a wide range of devices and platforms.


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The uniqueness of South Africa as a multilingual country with eleven official languages, led to years of research and ultimately, the release of commercial grade TTS voices for the official South African languages. Qfrency TTS is especially well-suited to presenting dynamic content, enhancing digital literacy and enabling communication.

We supply and support the Windows-compatible Qfrency TTS voices.

The TTS engine and the voices have a small footprint which makes them easy to run on mobile devices, as well as cost-effective in terms of downloading. Qfrency TTS was built for the South African market and is unique in that it pronounces South African names correctly.

The Voices are available in 16 variations and both in male and female options.

• English male and female Tim


• Afrikaans male and female and child





• isiZulu male and female Sifiso


• isiXhosa male and female Vuyo


• Sepedi male and female Tshepo


• isiNdebele male Banele
• Tshivenda male Rabelani
• Sesotho female Kamohelo
• Setswana female Lethabo
• SiSwati female Temaswati
• Xitsonga female Sasekani

There is also a Qfrency Android app which can be downloaded from the Playstore.