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Sunday, 23 January 2005
In the event of fire

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It was interesting to listen to tonight’s Something Understood, the eclectic BBC Radio 4 religious program, attack advanced capitalism for limiting our choice.

We are not so much spoiled for choice, but deprived of choice.

It was also funny to listen to their version of the “New South African Anthem” start with the militant Makubanjalo verse. This verse was added by the Black Conciousness movement in the 1970’s, but expunged from the compromise National anthem adopted in 1994. 

I’m not complaining: I still prefer the original, without the Die Stem bits.  The national symbols of the new South Africa are explained here.

Posted by bigblue on 23/01/2005 at 11:59 PM
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