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Hi, Im looking for information about the national anthem of South Africa.
Who wrote the South African national anthem (lyrics and music)?
When was the national anthem of South Africa officially adopted?
Please add any valuable information like links to anthem's mp3, video, lyrics, free sheet music etc.
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The National anthem of South Africa is "National Anthem of South Africa".
South Africa's anthem lyrics were written by Enoch SONTONGA and Cornelius Jacob LANGENHOVEN and the music was written by Enoch SONTONGA and Marthinus LOURENS de Villiers.
Adopted 1994; The Anthem Is A Combination Of "N'kosi Sikelel' Iafrica" (God Bless Africa) And "Die Stem Van Suid Afrika" (The Call Of South Africa), Which Were Respectively The Anthems Of The Non-White And White Communities Under Apartheid; The Official Lyrics Contain A Mixture Of Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans, And English (I.E., The Five Most Widely Spoken Of South Africa's 11 Official Languages); The Music Incorporates The Melody Used In The Tanzanian And Zambian Anthems.
 
National anthem of South Africa free mp3 download
Press to download the mp3 file of South Africa's National anthem - See link (file source: cia world factbook).
 
Listen to South Africa national anthem on Youtube
 
South African anthem lyrics (Official English)
Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom
In South Africa our land.
 
You can find more information about South African anthem on Wikipedia - See link.
Sheet Music: View the South African national anthem sheet music - See link.

 

South Africa
South African national symbol: springbok antelope.

South Africa flag

Conventional short form country name: South Africa.
Conventional long form country name: Republic of South Africa.
Former name of South Africa: Union of South Africa.
 
South Africa Government Type: republic.
 
Republic is a representative democracy in which the people's elected deputies (representatives), not the people themselves, vote on legislation. 
 
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