South African National Anthem

10 December 2021

This is the official version of the national anthem, combining Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika and Die Stem/The Call of South Africa, with a translation in English given in brackets:

[ isiXhosa and isiZulu ]

Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo,
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo

(God Bless Africa)
(Raise high Her glory)
(Hear our Prayers)
(God bless us, we her children)

[ Sesotho ]

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

(God protect our nation)
(End all wars and tribulations)
(Protect us, protect our nation)
(Our nation South Africa - South Africa)

[ Afrikaans ]

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

(Ringing out from our blue heavens)
(From the depth of our seas)
(Over our everlasting mountains)
(Where the echoing crags resound)

[ English ]

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



Download a PDF of the sheet music for the national anthem from the South African Government website.

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