The flag of South Africa has a symbolic meaning. The new government thus stressed the rejection of the negative past of the Republic. The banner of the country was to embody the democratic principles, the updated political regime of the state, in which each stratum of society will have equal rights.
Feel the atmosphere of perestroika and the political mood of General enthusiasm succeeded the Herald of Frederick Brownell. It was his model that won the recognition of the majority.
The future image of the flag was first unveiled in mid-March 1994, and at the end of the same month the flag was adopted and approved. A month later, the banner was approved by the Proclamation of the President, and the next day on April 28, a solemn raising of the banner took place.
A lot of people gathered to look at this significant event. After all, the new flag symbolized the new, independent future of the country. What is reflected in the structure of the flag and its palette.
Two-thirds of the flag is a canvas of red and blue color, symbolizing the old order and English citizenship. This canvas cuts in half the main element of the modern banner – a two-beam or fork cross, combining the colors of the national Congress: black, yellow and green.
On both sides of the cross is framed by white stripes. This is a sign of the Boers-the first white settlers with Dutch roots, who were oppressed by the English conquerors. The presence of bands indicates the recognition of the rights of this stratum of the population.
A massive black triangle cuts into the canvas on the left side, symbolizing the indigenous (black) population of the country
Total area:1,221,040 km2
Formation:31. 5. 1910
Currency:south african rand (ZAR)