isiNdebele (Ndebele) is one of the official languages of South Africa. There are 711,821 (1.59 %) first language speakers in South Africa [2001 census data]. isiNdebele is also a major language in Zimbabwe (with an estimated 1,500,000 speakers), and there is also a small population of speakers in Botswana. There are differences between the isiNdebele varieties spoken in Zimbabwe and South Africa.
A non-profit organization translating various OpenSource software packages such as OpenOffice.org and the Mozilla web browser into all official South African languages. They have released isiZulu, Sesotho sa Leboa and Afrikaans versions of OpenOffice.