Flag of South Africa
South Africa
Adopted April 27, 1994 [1]
Designed by Fred Brownell [2]
Proportions 2:3 [3]

The flag of South Africa is a fimbriated pall design from the hoist. The pall is coloured green, the pile is coloured black, the upper trapezoid is coloured red, the lower trapezoid is colored blue, the fimbriation on the pile is coloured yellow, and the rest of the fimbriation is coloured white.


The flag was adopted as aparthied was being abolished, due to the old flag becoming a symbol of the policy. A national compettion was held to find a design for a new flag, but the government couldn't choose from the shortlist. A new flag was finaly adopted in April 1994.


The colours and designs of the flag represent the diversity of cultures and people in South Africa. [4]

Flag History

South Africa


  1. south africa flag and description at WorldAtlas.Com
  2. South Africa at Flags of the World
  3. South Africa Flag at Maps of
  4. South Africa's flag at
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