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Conservative Party / Konserwatiewe Party (South Africa)


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[Conservative Party / Konserwatiewe Party flag] image by Mark Sensen, 20 Oct 1997

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Conservative Party / Konserwatiewe Party (KP) (1982-2003)

The logo of the Conservative Party or Konserwatiewe Party van Suid-Afrika is accompanied right and left by the flag of the ZAR (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