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Sjava. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

The 14 Best South African Songs of the Month

Heaters from Sjava, Nonku Phiri, Nasty C, J Smash, and Umaah, among others.

Our list of the best South African songs of the month includes new singles that dropped in July alongside those that were highlighted by getting the visual treatment.

Check out our selections below, which feature Nasty C, Nonku Phiri, PH, J Smash and more.

The list is in no particular order.

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Nonku Phiri’s Latest Song is About ‘Embracing Vulnerability in a Time of Great Loss’

Listen to Nonku Phiri's new single "Sîfó," an ode to grief.

South African singer Nonku Phiri has been quiet for a minute. To break the hiatus, the artist recently released a new single titled "Sîfó."

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The 16 Best Music Videos of 2016

Our favorite music videos of the year celebrate black excellence, bring social injustices to light, and showcase female power.

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