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Independence Day

from Own Affairs by Kalahari Surfers



"I'm proud to announce this afternoon that you have again put the government into power through your effort and support" speech from Independence of Transkei

its independence day
the south african way
you get a casino
and armed bandits
a national force
coca cola for the masses
and dirty movies
for the business men
who've come to help you
build your nation
they've come to help you
build your nation

its independence day
an architects dream
houses of parliament
for the new rascist regime
palace for the president
ministers homes
mud huts for the laymen
they build their own

donkey meat cooks
with the Sun City* pose
Its stinks so bad
the world holds it's nose

* Controversial casino built to reinforce the concept of the system of own government. (homelands) It was the main inspiration behind a protest movement. See below



from Own Affairs, released December 12, 1984


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Kalahari Surfers South Africa

Warrick Sony is a South African composer, producer, musician and sound designer.
He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers. They made politically radical satirical music in 1980s South Africa.

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