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Up to September 1995 none of the 9 new South African provinces have
adopted their own flags although one or two have proposals in this regard.
There is currently a debate in this country as to whether the provinces
should have their own flags or not with the ruling ANC holding the view that the
provinces should not have individual flags.
Bruce Berry, 13 Sep1995
ARMS: Argent, on a pile embowed inverted throughout Azure, a Khoi clay
pot with a conical base and two horizontally pierced lugs, Or, between
in chief dexter an anchor Gules and sinister a bunch of grapes slipped
and leaved proper; the shield ensigned of a coronet comprising a circlet
Or, embellished of beadwork indented Gules and Azure heightened of six
protea flowers Or, seeded Argent alternating with as many annulets, Or.
SUPPORTERS: Dexter a quagga (Equus quagga quagga) and sinister a bontebok (Damasileus dorcas dorcas) proper.
SPECIAL COMPARTEMENT: A stylized representation of Table Mountain Azure, bearing a riband with the fold-backs in the form of two ostrich feathers, Or.
MOTTO: SPES BONA.
Registered with the South African Bureau of Heraldry on 04 December 1998.
JJ Andersson, 05 May 2002
The following municipal flags in the former Cape Province, and now falling in the Western Cape, were registered with the South African Bureau of Heraldry. These flags are no longer in use following the introduction of a new municipal dispensation in South Africa after 2000.Franschhoek - municipal flag registered with the South African Bureau of Heraldry on 23 Sep 1999 and described as:
Stellenbosch Division Council - flag registered with the South African Bureau
of Heraldry on 16 Jun 1972 and described as:
Per pale red and gold and over all the shield of the Divisional Council's arms.
Source: Data of the Bureau of Heraldry on registered heraldic representations.
Mark Sensen, 19 May 2002
Illustrations of these flags can be seen in SAVA Journal 1/92 (ed). [brl92]
For more Western Cape municipal flags, see 'Other Western Cape' pages listed above.