South African National Anthem

Together with the South African flag, the national anthem of South Africa is a solemn patriotic song which is officially taken by South Africa as an expression of national identity.

The National Anthem of South Africa

The South African national anthem song showcases the national ancestry of South Africa and displays the nationalism, pride and national obligation. In addition to the South African national flag, it serves as a catalyst to the sensation of national pride for South African people worldwide.

The South African National Anthem’s name is, “National anthem of South Africa”, and is also called National Anthem of South Africa.

The South African national anthem lyrics was composed by Enoch Sontonga and C. J. Langenhoven.

The South African song music was composed by Enoch Sontonga and Marthinus Lourens de Villiers and you can view or download the South African national anthem music sheet from the links on this site.

“National Anthem of South Africa” was formally adopted as the national anthem of South Africa in the year of 1997.

South African National Anthem Song

When is South African National Anthem Played or Sung?

National anthem of South Africa is usually played or sung during national holidays, specifically on the independence day events in South Africa. It is also carried out throughout cultural and other celebrations in South Africa, normally marking off the start or completion of such celebrations.

National anthem of South Africa is also often performed in global sporting events, such as the Olympic Games as well school sport occasions.


What is the importance of South African National Anthem in South Africa?

The national anthem of South Africa, like other nationwide symbols of South Africa, represents the custom, past history, and faiths of South Africa and its people. Hence, it helps evoke feelings of patriotism amongst the South African people and advises them of their South Africa’s splendor, appeal, and abundant heritage.

It also helps unite the residents of South Africa by one single tune or music. During the performance of the South African national anthem, citizens of South Africa, regardless of their ethnic differences, rise up in unity and listen diligently or sing the song with great determination.

Sports men and women from South Africa also feel a great moment of pride when they get a medal at a global sporting occasion while South Africa’s national anthem is played in the background. It gives them a sensation of having made their country proud. Students who listen to the national anthem of South Africa in schools are taught to appreciate their nation and develop a feeling of unity among themselves.