South African flag

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Adapted from PRO-PLAN CHART NO.31
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Drawing of the flag


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The flag of South Africa was designed in March 1994 and adopted on 27 April 1994, at the beginning of South Africa's 1994 general election. The new national flag, designed by the then State Herald of South Africa Frederick Brownell, was chosen to represent the country's new democracy after the end of apartheid.

The flag has:

  • horizontal bands of equal width
    • red (on the top)
    • blue (on the bottom),
  • separated by a central green band which splits into a horizontal "Y" shape, the arms of which end at the corners of the hoist side (and follow the flag's diagonals).
  • narrow yellow bands separates a black isosceles triangle from which the green "Y" arms;
  • A narrow white stripe separates the red and blue bands from the green band.
  • The stripes at the fly end are in the 5:1:3:1:5 ratio.

Flag position

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Red stripe is up

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