Last modified: 2007-01-13 by bruce berry
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The logo of the Conservative Party or Konserwatiewe Party van
Suid-Afrika is accompanied right and left by the flag of the
(Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek) at this website,
probably connected with the Vryheidsvlag of the Afrikaner Popular Front.
Jarig Bakker, 08 Jan 2002
The original flag of the Conservative Party was the
same basic design old
South African flag (O-W-B) with the party logo in the center but with the top
stripe being lemon-yellow.
Jaume Ollé, 20 Jan 2002
The Conservative Party was formed in March 1982 by factions from the
ring-wing of the then ruling National Party (NP). Its emblem consisted of
a blue "KP" (for its Afrikaans initials Konserwatiewe Party)
fimbriated in white on a yellow triangle. Being faithful to its NP
origins, the CP wished to stick to NP colours as far as possible and simply
replaced the orange with yellow. According to Philip Rault's paper on
Afrikaner Political Flags the colours have no particular meaning.
The party's first flag was adopted in 1982, with the whole "KP" emblem being
placed on a tricolour flag divided diagonally per bend sinister yellow, white
and blue. In the late 1980s a second flag was adopted, being divided per
bend sinister yellow over blue with the "KP" logo, fimbriated in yellow in a
white rectangle in the centre. A third flag variant was adopted at a party
rally held at the Voortrekker Monument near Pretoria on 26 May 1990. This
was a horizontal tricolour of yellow, white and blue with the blue "KP" logo,
fimbriated white on a yellow rectangle in the centre of the white stripe.
Bruce Berry, 23 Jan 2002
In November 2003 the Conservative/Konserwatiewe Party disbanded and merged
with the Vryheidsfront to form the Vryheidfront Plus.
Gary Selikow, 02 Feb 2005