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Our Coca-Cola systems are programmed to flag any combinations of letters that might seem to be of a sensitive nature. The phonetics we have provided have been checked by several multilingual and linguistic experts, who also helped to create accessible and logical pronunciations. This guide is not a scientifically proven way of saying someone’s name, but rather an easy to understand suggestion on how a name is likely to be pronounced. It’s all in the festive spirit of giving and sharing so that we encourage South Africans to say each other’s names in the way the bearer of those names would prefer. This also encourages us all to give and take correction when it comes to something as significant as a person’s name. As Coca-Cola, we will not accept the rendering on our products of any words, pronunciations or titles that are of potentially discriminatory nature, whether intended or unintended.