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South Peninsula (South Africa)

Western Cape Province

Last modified: 2017-11-11 by bruce berry
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image by Martin Grieve, 12 July 2006

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South Peninsula (1998 - 2000)

In common with many of the local authorities in the previous local government dispensation in South Africa, the flag used by the South Peninsula Municipality was an armorial banner derived from the shield of its arms which were registered with the South African Bureau of Heraldry in 1998.

scan by Bruce Berry, 12 July 2006

The blazon of the arms registered by the Bureau of Heraldry and granted to South Peninsula on 17 April 1998 is as follows:

ARMS: Azure, an anchor Or, voided Sable, entwined about the crossbeam and shaft of a snoek embowed, head to dexter base, Argent; a chief dancetty inverted Vert, issuant from the partition line three stylized twigs of the silver tree (Leucadendron Argentium) with five leaves each, Argent. The shield ensigned of a mural crown with a demi-lion issuant Or, armed and langued Gules, crined Sable, supporting with its forepaws an anchor Gules
MOTTO:  FACTA NON VERBA (Deeds not words).

South Peninsula became a local authority on 30 May 1996 after local government elections were held in the Cape Metropolitan area and was one of the few local authorities to adopt municipal symbols during the "interim" period between 1994 and 2000.   It was incorporated into the City of Cape Town in December 2000 following the re-organisation of local government in South Africa.
Bruce Berry, 12 July 2006