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South African Flag

South Africa Flag:

Flag of South Africa

Adopted on April 27, 1994, the flag of South Africa was designed to symbolize unity. The red, white and blue colors were taken from the colors of the Boer Republics.

The yellow, black and green are taken from the African National Congress (ANC) flag. Black symbolizes the people, green the fertility of the land, and gold the mineral wealth beneath the soil. Those colors were adopted by the ANC in 1925.

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South Africa Coat of Arms:
Flag of South Africa

The South African coat of arms contains elephant tusks encircling ears of wheat and a golden shield depicting Khoisan rock art.

A secretary bird rises above, symbolizing rebirth of the spirit.

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This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.