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AbaQulusi Local Municipality (South Africa)

KwaZulu-Natal Province

Last modified: 2022-02-12 by bruce berry
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AbaQulusi Local Municipality is located within the Zululand District in northern KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africaa. It is named after the AbaQulusi, a Zulu clan whose descendants pledged allegiance to local Zulu royal homesteads.  The headquarters of the municipality are located in Vryheid, a coal mining and agricultural service centre, which is the largest town in the area.   Vryheid was the capital of the Nieuwe Republiek, a Boer republic established in 1884.
Bruce Berry, 08 Feb 2022


Abaqulusi Local Municipality flag


The municipal flag has a white background with the municipal emblem in the centre, beneath which is the word "Municipality" in Zulu, English and Afrikaans in black capital letters.
Olivier Touzeau
, 03 Jan 2022

image sent by Bruce Berry, 08 Feb 2022

 The municipal emblem is a traditional Zulu shield superimposed on a crossed Zulu spear and knobkerrie in saltire, in front of which is a traditional clay beer pot (ukhamba).  The name of the municipality appears on a red scroll below.
Bruce Berry, 08 Feb 2022