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Grahamstown (South Africa)

Eastern Cape Province

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[Grahamstown flag] image by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 18 May 2002, after image from this site, reported by Mark Sensen, 05 Sep 2000

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Grahamstown flag

Grahamstown, Grahamstad or Rini - Province: Eastern Cape (until 1994, Cape of Good Hope Province, usually called Cape Province); District Council: Western Region (previously Albany Division). Additions: Rini (1995). Incorporated into Makana Municipality, 2000.

In March 1984 the City of Grahamstown adopted a flag, one of six designs prepared by heraldic expert Prof. Hugh Smith, of Rhodes University. Ten years later it was registered and was gazetted on the same day (in 1994) together with the coat of arms. It is described as:
"A rectangular flag in the proportion 2:3, per saltire red and black, charged with a saltire between above and below an annulet, all yellow, and in the hoist and the fly a white escallop".
Jarig Bakker, 07 March 2001

Grahamstown Coat of Arms

[Grahamstown Coat of Arms] reported by Mark Sensen, 05 Sep 2000

Grahamstown Municipal Arms granted by the London College of Arms in 1912 and registered with the South African Bureau of Heraldry in 1994 (Government Gazette dated 29 April 94) and described as:
Arms: Or, on a pile Gules, three annulets placed 2 and 1 Or; on a chief Sable, three escallops Or.
Crest: Issuant from a mural crown Or, masoned Sable, a plume of three ostrich feathers Sable, embellished Argent, enfiled of an annulet Or.
Mantling: Gules and Or.
Supporters: Dexter a leopard and sinister a giraffe, proper, each charged on the shoulder with an escallop Gules.
Motto: Virtute et Opera.
Jarig Bakker, 07 March 2001