Support South Africa – Learn anthem, wear yellow, get vuvuzela and rainbow flag

Written by on June 6, 2010 in u

We need to show the world whose boss in South Africa. Get your Vuvuzela, get your hard hats, get your flags and sing the anthem at the top of your lungs… we can be tops. Did you see the world cup in korea, it was a sea of red.. now we can be a sea of yellow and green. We were very close in beating Brazil and Spain in the Con fed cup. We need to stand together and support our boys  – Bafana Bafana. Get your Bafana Bafana shirt or just wear green or yellow on Friday to show your support… we worked hard for this day to come now come let’s all stand together and show the world united we stand for South Africa our land.

Learn the South African anthem


South African anthem with subtitles

Struggling to pronounce the words – click here pronunciation guide to the South African anthem

Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo,
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.

Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,
O fedise dintwa la matshwenyeho,
O se boloke, O se boloke setjhaba sa heso,
Setjhaba sa South Afrika – South Afrika.

Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,

Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.

A pronunciation guide to the South African national anthem

Download the anthem (MP3, 1.6MB)

The isiXhosa and isiZulu of the first stanza, the Sesotho of the second stanza and the Afrikaans of the third stanza translate into English as follows:

    Lord, bless Africa
    May her spirit rise high up
    Hear thou our prayers
    Lord bless us.

    Lord, bless Africa
    Banish wars and strife
    Lord, bless our nation
    Of South Africa.

    Ringing out from our blue heavens
    From our deep seas breaking round
    Over everlasting mountains
    Where the echoing crags resound …

    Sounds the call to come together,
    And united we shall stand,
    Let us live and strive for freedom,
    In South Africa our land.

How to blow a vuvuzela? – Vuvuzela 101


The 12th man- the vuvuzela


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  1. Mike says:

    Here we are- the world cup is here, can you feel it? I certainly can and I am proud and impressed what we have achieved. And so we should be. No other country in the world had to reinvent itself like we did and do the unthinkable within 4 years- be ready, overcome all issues, and host a world class event.

    Well done, fellow South Africans.

    Go Bafana