Flag of South Africa

Flag of South Africa
Facts, history and meaning about the flag of South Africa

South Africa is located in Africa.

The official ISO 3166 code for South Africa is:


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Red, blue and white are found on the flag of the Boer Republic, just like the British flag.

South Africa uses these colors in its flag to symbolize its European heritage. Green, yellow and black derive from the ANC flag, a liberation movement whose flag was adopted in 1917. The so-called forked cross, resembling a lying Y, symbolizes European and African roots united as one in the future.

Initially, South Africa did not intend to keep the flag as a national flag. It was a temporary solution serving as a sign during the time of the first democratic elections. The flag received some criticism, including the fact that there were too many colors. Eventually, it was accepted and adopted on April 27th, 1994.

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