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The Delegation Staff take the Jerusalema challenge

18/01/2021 - 13:46
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Delegation of the European Union to South Africa


One of the most uplifting moments in our foreign/public diplomacy in the past decade was taking up President Ramaphosa’s challenge to publicly participate in the global Jerusalema dance craze to a track of music (the 2019 hit Jerusalema by Master KG and Nomcebo Zikode) that provided an uplifting soundtrack at a time of widespread despair/depression after the impact and cost of the first Covid-19 wave in South Africa became evident. The dance became wildly popular in South Africa (and globally - streamed more than 60m times on Spotify). The Delegation’s participation ( with some 20,000 views) was covered on social media by the country’s Presidency ().

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