National Flag of South Africa

National Flag of South Africa was adopted on 27 April 1994. Former South African State Herald Mr Fred Brownell designed this South African national flag.

Technical Specifications of South African Flag:

  • Adopted: 27th April 1994
  • Proportion: 2:3
  • Designer: Fred Brownell
  • Design: A red-blue horizontal bicolour with green white-bordered y-shaped band, black gold-bordered isosceles triangle.
  • Colors: Red, White, Green, Yellow, Black, Blue

What do the Colours of the South African flag stand for?

The national flag of South Africa designed with six colors. They are Red, White, Green, Yellow, Black and Blue.

  • Red, White and Blue were taken from the flag of the Boer Republics
  • Green, Black and Gold were taken from the flag of the African National Congress
  • Green: meant to symbolize the fertility of the land,
  • Black: representative of the people of the nation,
  • Gold: represents the nation’s mineral wealth.
  • Blue: represents the endless possibilities for South Africans


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