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[Flag of ANC] by Pascal Gross, 11 Apr 1999

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The ANC flag

The African National Congress (ANC) flag is as indicated above - black, green and gold. The ANC badge (adopted on the 75th anniversary of the organisation in 1987) comprising a fist holding a traditional spear superimposed on a traditional shield adjace
Bruce Berry, 25 Apr 1996

Popular Variation :

[Popular Flag of ANC] by Jorge Candeias, 2 July 1998

I've never seen this flag. The flag I've seen very often before the apartheid ended and less frequently these days is a simple NVY tricolour. I presume that the flag depicted above is the official flag and this one I'm posting now is a popular variation, am I right?
Jorge Candeias, 2 July 1998

You are partly correct. The original ANC flag was just the plain green, yellow, black horizontal tricolour but in 1993 it was announced that the badge of the organisation would be added to the centre of the flag. The badge had been adopted on the 75th anniversary of the organisation in January 1987.
Both types of flags are in use - the original version being more popular with "the masses" for obvious reasons. I noticed at a recent ANC news conference that a large flag containing the badge was hanging on the wall behind. The badge is also often displayed on T-shirts, peak caps and the like.
Bruce Berry, 2 July 1998

The 'this flag' is the ANC flag with the logo, which according to Bruce was adopted in 1987. I guess that ANC used the flag without logo until 1987.
Ole Andersen, 6 Nov 1999

Only the plain black/green/yellow horizontal tricolor was used until 1987. Although the logo has "officially" been added, the plain version is still being used by supporters at rallies and such like. The flag with the logo, and the logo itself, is used by the Party.
Bruce Berry, 10 Nov 1999

I found the website and flag of the African National Congress (South Africa) which is already in FOTWws but with different
dimensions: 3/4 instead of 2/3. Can anyone tell which is the correct size?
M.V. Blanes, 10 Oct 2000

Flags in South Africa are usually made to the proportion 2:3.  Although not registered with the Bureau of Heraldry (which would lay down specific proportions), I would guess that the ANC flag would follow the usual practice of 2:3.
Bruce Berry, 11 Oct 2000

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