Printable: Our national anthem - do you know the words?
Here are the lyrics to the South African National anthem: Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika. Print them out and teach your children (and impress your friends).

Click on the image below to print our national anthem:

Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika                                            God (Lord) bless Africa                                  

Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo,                        May her glory be lifted high                             

Yizwa imithandazo yethu,                                   Hear our petitions

Nkosi sikelela,                                                    God bless us,

Thina lusapho lwayo.                                          Your children                                                                        


Morena boloka setjhaba sa heso,                       God we ask you to protect our nation

O fedise dintwa le matshwenyeho,                    Intervene and end all conflicts

O se boloke, O se boloke                                    Protect us

Setjhaba sa heso,                                             Protect our nation

Setjhaba sa South Afrika                                   our nation, South Africa

South Africa...                                                   South Africa...


Uit die blou van onse hemel,                             Ringing out from our blue heavens

Uit die diepte van ons see,                                From our deep seas breaking round

Oor ons ewige gebergtes,                                  Over everlasting mountains

Waar die kranse antwoord gee,                          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.

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