An illustration showing four South African performing artists (from left) Brenda Fassie, Lebo Mathosa, Distruction Boyz.

OkayAfrica takes a look at 30 South African songs of freedom.

Photo credits: Brenda Fassie (left) photo by ADIL BRADLOW/AFP via Getty Images, Lebo Mathosa (center) photo by Bruno Vincent/Getty Images, Distruction Boyz (right) photo by Gallo Images / Frennie Shivambu. Photo illustration by Srikar Poruri for OkayAfrica.

30 South African Songs of Freedom

Music has been an indelible part of South Africa’s freedom. As the Rainbow Nation celebrates 30 years of democracy this week, we break down the most essential tracks.