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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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Hear DJ Maphorisa's Song For Nelson Mandela's 100th Birthday

"Dance Like Mandela" features Moonchild, Stilo Magolide, Mlindo The Vocalist & DJ Sbucardo and samples Drake.

Today marks the 100th birthday of Nelson Mandela.

To celebrate the occasion, South African producer DJ Maphorisa—the man behind many a hit for the likes of Drake, Kwesta, Shekhinah and others—is sharing the new gqom-leaning track "Dance Like Mandela."

Maphorisa called up a strong list of collaborators to help out on this new song for Mandela. Moonchild, who shines on bangers like "Midnight Starring" and "Makhe," adds her vocals to the track. Boyzn Bucks member and rapper Stilo Magolide also shows up to add his own flavor alongside Mlindo The Vocalist and DJ Sbucardo.

You can also hear snippets of "Madiba Riddim," the track from Drake's More Life sampled in this new one.

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