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"Let us concentrate on the positive things that surround us every day, the sunshine, the people, the beauty, the progress. Constantly criticising our country can only do harm - for you personally, your personal feeling of happiness and well-being, and for the country that you know from the bottom of your heart that you love, otherwise you wouldn't be here." - Guy Lundy

Local businessman Guy Lundy gave us an idea. South Africans can be a critical bunch, but deep down they all agree: they want to be able to feel proud of their country and its people. Americans are renowned for their patriotism. They rarely denigrate their country - no matter what problems they might have. We have 
decided to "borrow" a little bit of their pride and adapt it for South Africa.
So here it is: South Africa's own, unique Pledge of Allegiance.

SA Flag
I pledge allegiance to the flag and constitution of the Republic of SA and to the freedom for which it stands, one nation united in its diversity, with quality of life for all.
 

Text version:
I pledge allegiance to the flag and constitution of the Republic of SA and to the freedom for which it stands, one nation united in its diversity, with quality of life for all.

South African Coat of Arms:
SA Coat of Arms
The Motto: !ke e:/xarra//ke, is written in the (now extinct) Khoisan language of the /Xam people and literally means: diverse people unite. It addresses each individual effort to harness the unity between thought and action. On a collective scale it calls for the nation to unite in a common sense of belonging and national pride - Unity in Diversity.


South African National Anthem:

Translation:
Nkosi sikelel' iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw' uphondo lwayo,
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.

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

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

Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.
God bless Africa,
Lift her horn on high,
Hear our prayers.
God bless us

Who are Your people.
God save our nation,
End wars and strife.
South Africa, South Africa.

Ringing out from our blue heavens,
from our deep seas breaking round;
Over everlasting mountains
where the echoing crags resound.

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

Click here to listen to the anthem



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