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National anthems of the world
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National Anthem of South Africa
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South Africa – National Anthem of South Africa
Since 1997, the South African national anthem has been a hybrid song, combining extracts of the hymn Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika and the former anthem Die Stem van Suid-Afrika (The Call of South Africa) together with new lyrics in English. In total, the anthem uses five of South Africa's eleven official languages (Xhosa, Zulu, Sesotho, Afrikaans and English).
It is also musically notable for the fact that it employs a change of key in its final section, an uncommon compositional device that it shares with the Italian national anthem.
The anthem came into wider international prominence as a result of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which was staged in South Africa.
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