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by Franc Van Diest, 26 Jan 2002
South African Communist Party (SACP) flag
The South African Communist Party (SACP) is a political party in South Africa.
It was founded in 1921 and was declared illegal in 1950 by the then governing
National Party and was unbanned in 1990 (together with the release from prison
of Nelson Mandela). The SACP is one of the members of the
"tripartite alliance" together with the African National Congress and the
Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU).
image sent by Esteban Rivera, 17 Nov 2017
A flag shown on the SACP website has the party initials in black capital letters
under the star. This version can be seen in various photos such as
A variant of the flag is the same horizontal red flag, with the logo and party
initials, but instead of being located on the canton, is located in the middle,
Esteban Rivera, 17 Nov 2017
The website of the SACP. shows the logo of the South African Communist
Party as being a sickle & hammer in yellow on a black star fimbriated in
yellow on a red field in the canton.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 21 Sep 2001
image from this site, reported by
Manuel Garcia, 21 Sep 2001
The Communist Party of South Africa states on their
website that :
SYMBOL AND FLAG
The symbol of the SACP shall be a black star containing a gold hammer
and sickle. The flag of the Party shall be red with the symbol placed in
the top left hand corner.
Although it only mentions a black star (not with a gold border), the symbol
(Logo) shown on their site shows a gold border.
Franc Van Diest, 26 Jan 2002