Rugby World Cup is moments away and Noordhoek Farm Village is in Rugby mode! We a gathered on the bandstand last week to sing the National Anthem as we sent our Springbok team off to New Zealand to defend the title!
It was great to have the Sun Valley Grade 2 class joining us- wonderfully singing and enthusiasm and thanks to Happy and Esther who lead our “village choir”!
And just in case you don’t know them – here are the words to our National Anthem again (with the translation!)
Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika God bless Africa
Maluphakanyisw’ uphondo lwayo, May her glory be lifted high
Yizwa imithandazo yethu, Hear our petitions
Nkosi sikelela, thina lusapho lwayo. God bless us, 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 setjhaba sa heso, Protect us, protect our nation
Setjhaba sa South Afrika – South Afrika. Nation of South Africa, South Africa
Uit die blou van onse hemel, Ringing out from our blue heavens,
Uit die diepte van ons see, From the depths of our sea,
Oor ons ewige gebergtes, Over everlasting mountains,
Waar die kranse antwoord gee, Where the echoing cliffs resound,
Sounds the call to come together,
And united we shall stand,
Let us live and strive for freedom,
In South Africa our land.
RUGBY WORLD CUP 2011
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