Welcoming the world

    
   
Tonight, the FIFA World Cup™ Kick-off Celebration will be staged at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto. Tomorrow, the Opening Ceremony will be held at Soccer City Stadium followed by the opening match between South Africa and Mexico.
   
Welcome to South Africa!
   
   
Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika

 
Xhosa and Zulu

Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika
Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo,
Yizwa imithandazo yethu,
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo.
 
 
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.
 
 
Afrikaans
 
Uit die blou van onse hemel,
Uit die diepte van ons see,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes,
Waar die kranse antwoord gee,
 
 
English
 
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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