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The South African
National Anthem



The National Anthem of South Africa "Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika" sung by the Soweto Gospel Choir with an introduction by President Barack Obama

Xhosa Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika
(Lord bless Africa)
Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo 
(Let Africa’s horn be raised) 
Zulu Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
(Listen also to our prayers)
Nkosi sikelela
(Lord bless us)
Thina lusapho lwayo 
(We are the family of Africa)
Sesotho Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso
(Lord bless our nation)
O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho
(Stop wars and sufferings)
O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso
(Save it, save our nation)
Setjhaba sa, South Afrika
— South Afrika
(The nation of South Africa )
Afrikaans Uit die blou van onse hemel
( From the blue of our heavens)
Uit die diepte van ons see
(From the depths of our seas)
Oor ons ewige gebergtes
(Over our everlasting mountains)
Waar die kranse antwoord gee
(Where the crags give answer)
English Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom
In South Africa our land.



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