Should Die Stem be removed from the national anthem?

During coalitions talks between the DA and the EFF, the EFF presented a list of conditions. One of the conditions that the EFF offered to the ANC and the DA is that 'Die Stem' must be removed from the national anthem.

Mmusi Maimane's response was that singing 'Die Stem' is like asking the Jews to sing anthems about Hitler.

CapeTalk/702 Eusebius Mckaiser opened up a discussion asking whether the analogy is apt and whether 'Die Stem' should be chucked out.

A large number of listeners agreed that the Afrikaans part should be removed as it reminds black South Africans of the agony caused by apartheid.

That analogy with the German is completely apt. For me 'Die Stem' makes me feel like a Jewish person having to sing a German song, I completely go with that sentiment.

Masego

I kind of feel the same way when I sing 'Die Stem' part and I think we should re-look our national anthem and re-write that part

Sonja

I grew up Afrikaans and we sang 'Die Stem' every Friday at school, I am now 45 and it means absolutely nothing to me. It reminds me of apartheid so it should go.

Jean

Listen to the full conversation below:


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to investigative journalist at News24 Kyle Cowan on the latest developments in the inquiry.

What not to do when setting sexual boundaries with your teens

What not to do when setting sexual boundaries with your teens

Taking away their device doesn't work. Dr Eve says parents shouldn't let anxiety determine how to set boundaries with their kids.

[LISTEN] Does petrol have an expiration date?

[LISTEN] Does petrol have an expiration date?

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on the former COO at Bosasa, Angelo Agrizz's testimony at the Zondo Commission.

[LISTEN] DJ Fresh takes us on a groovy ride through the evolution of house music

[LISTEN] DJ Fresh takes us on a groovy ride through the evolution of house music

Iconic radio jockey and producer DJ Fresh takes listeners on a journey through music and time.

DA's Life Esidimeni billboard 'is cowardice and disrespectful to our families'

DA's Life Esidimeni billboard 'is cowardice and disrespectful to our families'

Lucas a caller who lost a family member at the Life Esidimeni Tragedy says the DA must find other ways of campaigning.

Popular articles
Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Zondo commission's secretary implicated in Bosasa scandal - report

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to investigative journalist at News24 Kyle Cowan on the latest developments in the inquiry.

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius: 'We are living in a worse nightmare than we thought'

Eusebius McKaiser shares his views on the former COO at Bosasa, Angelo Agrizz's testimony at the Zondo Commission.

Transnet receives R6.18 billion back from Chinese rail firm

Transnet receives R6.18 billion back from Chinese rail firm

Investigative Journalist at Amabhungane Susan Comrie says the advance payment was from a totally different contract.

Should Zimbabwe officially join South Africa in a monetary union?

Should Zimbabwe officially join South Africa in a monetary union?

What will happen to the rand if it does? Bruce Whitfield interviews Tim Nhamo, a currency specialist at Ironhead Trading.

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

South Africans are getting poorer and poorer

It's not your imagination; we’ve lost a decade. Bruce Whitfield interviews Johann van Tonder, a researcher at Momentum.

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

No more swiping without sweating! Discovery Vitality introduces new swipe system

The health programme piloted a new tag system at the exit points in a bid to crack down on fake gym visits at a few fitness clubs.

ANC will lose some power in 2019, but Cyril will still be president - astrologer

ANC will lose some power in 2019, but Cyril will still be president - astrologer

Astrologer from Soul Direction Dawn Carter gives us a horoscope forecast for South Africa in 2019.

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

[WATCH] Baby hilariously tries to eat mom's burritos

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

Bryan Habana opens up about money, and now having to buy his own clothes

Bryan Habana opens up about money, and now having to buy his own clothes

Bruce Whitfield interviews the legendary Springbok about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)