Streaming issues? Report here
capetalk-classicspng
CapeTalk Classics
14:00 - 21:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Magic Bus on CapeTalk Classics
See full line-up
CapeTalk Classics
14:00 - 21:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local
arrow_forward
Sport

[LISTEN] How Shosholoza became SA's rugby anthem

7 November 2019 11:59 AM
Tags:
Boks fans sing shosholoza and national anthem
2019 Rugby World Cup
Dan Moyane
Springboks 2019 World Cup victory
Shosholoza
Veteran broadcaster Dan Moyane tells the story of Shosholoza and gives a beautiful rendition live on air, just like in 1995.

The sound of Shosholoza rang out across the nation as South Africans celebrated the Springboks' Rugby World Cup victory in Japan over the weekend.

Ahead of the final against England, a video of Edgemead Primary schoolchildren's rousing rendition was sent to the national team and went viral.

But how did Shosholoza - which originated as a migrant mineworkers' song - become a rallying cry for the Springboks?

On Today with Kieno Kammies, veteran broadcaster Dan Moyane traces its origins and how it was incorporated into sporting events, starting with the Comrades Marathon where many participants were mineworkers.

They would sing, going up the hills, 'You train must run as you make your way back to Zimbabwe'. It's a mine workers' song out of the gold mines of our country.

Dan Moyane, Veteran broadcaster

It then made its way into boxing and football and when the 1995 Rugby World Cup arrived with the dawn of democracy in South Africa, the SA Rugby Union decided to use it as the anthem for the Springboks.

At the time, Moyane was co-hosting 702's Breakfast Show with John Robbie and himself became part of the Shosholoza mythology.

They asked Ladysmith Black Mambazo and PJ Powers to record the official version.

Dan Moyane, Veteran broadcaster

Two weeks before the album was released, we launched it on 702's morning show with John Robbie.

Dan Moyane, Veteran broadcaster

Off air, Moyane commented that although the official version was beautiful, the real power of the song lay in its rendition without any instrumental backing.

Robbie then "ambushed" him live on air, recalls the broadcaster and he had to sing a few bars to the listeners.

Listen to Moyane repeat history, with another beautiful rendition of Shosholoza live on air:


7 November 2019 11:59 AM
Tags:
Boks fans sing shosholoza and national anthem
2019 Rugby World Cup
Dan Moyane
Springboks 2019 World Cup victory
Shosholoza

More from Local

drakenstein-farm-watch-1jpg

[VIDEO] Du Toitskloof Pass fire rages for fifth day

29 February 2020 2:18 PM

The Cape Winelands District Municipality reports that the Huguenot tunnel has been re-opened to traffic.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Yellow Crane Tower Wuhan China 123rflifestyle 123rf

SA citizens in Wuhan: Govt's evacuation about-turn and repatriation logistics

29 February 2020 12:10 PM

The Health Department's Dr Anban Pillay gives an update on South Africans abroad affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200214-tazne-van-wykjpg

[WATCH LIVE] Funeral service for Tazne van Wyk underway in Cape Town

29 February 2020 10:18 AM

The funeral service for the murdered eight-year-old is taking place at the United Reformed Church in Elsies River.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190528-adam-catzavelos-edjpg

Racism must be criminalised! – EFF on Adam Catzavelos suspended sentence

28 February 2020 1:44 PM

What worked in the favour of Adam Catzavelos was the testimony of Seth Mazibuko, says EWN’s Ayanda Nyathi.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

200228-ocean-view-edjpg

W Cape SAPS Police Commissioner: Extra boots on ground in Ocean View, 2 arrests

28 February 2020 11:00 AM

Matakata visited the area since the killing of Imaan Solomons and assessed station commander and community leader's needs.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Valentine's Day dog rose 123rflifestyle 123rf

10 most-read articles on CapeTalk in February 2020

28 February 2020 10:35 AM

These were the most-read, most-shared and most talked-about articles on Cape Talk in February 2020.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town train station

'Every month, I disconnect. Within hours, Prasa pays!'

28 February 2020 10:18 AM

Kieno Kammies interviews Eskom's Alwie Lester, the person ultimately responsible for cutting Prasa’s power yesterday.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

180410landfillgif

Muizenberg landfill site 'under sustained attack', security guard killed

27 February 2020 6:10 PM

The City's Xanthea Limberg explains what led to the death of the security guard at the Coastal Park landfill site near Muizenberg.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Metrorail train Kalk Bay Station Cape Town 123rftransport 123rflocal 123rf

Eskom restores rail service power, denies Prasa in WC was singled out

27 February 2020 5:57 PM

Eskom temporarily cut power to the rail agency in the Western Cape because of an over-due payment. It says Prasa has now paid up.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

claudine-shiels-and-pippa-hudsonjpg

'Abuse silences you' - Sharing the story of SA's oldest sexual abuse case

27 February 2020 4:02 PM

Claudine Shiels shares her story with a live studio audience, after publishing a memoir 45 years after the alleged abuse.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

More from Sport

20170710 Seabelo Senatla 02

Watch Cape Town (Stormers) vs Auckland (Blues) for last time ever at Newlands

28 February 2020 12:38 PM

The unbeaten Stormers take on the Blues for the 22nd time on Saturday. John Maytham talks to coach John Dobson.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Valentine's Day dog rose 123rflifestyle 123rf

10 most-read articles on CapeTalk in February 2020

28 February 2020 10:35 AM

These were the most-read, most-shared and most talked-about articles on Cape Talk in February 2020.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

TOKYO, JAPAN Pedestrians walk at Shibuya Crossing 123rflifestyle 123rf

How will 'unbelievably dense' Tokyo handle the Olympics in the Time of Covid-19?

27 February 2020 3:44 PM

What will happen if the IOC pulls the plug on the Tokyo Olympics? Pippa Hudson interviews sports scientist Dr Ross Tucker.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

jonty-rhodes-cricket-twitter-pic

The playing field still isn't levelled - Jonty Rhodes on cricket transformation

10 February 2020 6:39 PM

Proteas legend Jonty Rhodes says he can't deny that he was a beneficiary of white privilege from a cricket selection perspective.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

federer-nadal-match-in-africa-screengrab-rf-officialpng

[WATCH] Cape Town crowd sets new world record at Federer-Nadal showdown

8 February 2020 9:28 AM

A world attendance record and $3,5-million raised - everyone was a winner at Friday night's Match in Africa. Watch the highlights.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

tennis-court-federer-nadal-stadiumjpg

Bill Gates playing with Roger Federer? Find out why on The Money Show (6pm)

7 February 2020 3:16 PM

The Money Show's Bruce Whitfield will interview Mark Suzman (Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation) about tonight's epic team-up.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190829-federer-edjpg

My hubby coached young Roger, and even restrung his tennis rackets - caller Jill

7 February 2020 2:18 PM

Caller Jill called CapeTalk and describes to Kieno Kammies the friendship between the families when they lived in Basel.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

190602rogergif

5 things to know about the Federer-Nadal charity game, including road closures

7 February 2020 12:33 PM

Swiss tennis great Roger Federer will tonight play against his rival Rafael Nadal in a much-anticipated match at Cape Town Stadium.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

Cape Town, South Africa aerial view shot 123rflifestyle 123rfSouthAfrica 123rf

Common sense – it’s how to stay safe when hiking in beautiful Cape Town

7 February 2020 12:27 PM

Lester Kiewit asks registered mountain guide Tim Lundy (Table Mountain Hiking) for tips and tricks to stay safe.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

newlands-rugbypng

Watch the Springboks and Stormers for the last time at the 130-year-old Newlands

7 February 2020 11:09 AM

The first test match at Newlands was played in 1891. The last one in July will see the World Champion Springboks take on Scotland.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward