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Grahamstown (South Africa)

Eastern Cape Province

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[Grahamstown flag] by Blas Delgado Ortiz, 18 May 2002, after image from this site, reported by Mark Sensen, 5 Sep 2000

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Grahamstown flag

Grahamstown, Grahamstad or Rini - Province: Eastern Cape (until 1994, Cape of Good Hope Province, usually called Cape Province); District Council: Western Region (previously Albany Division). Additions: Rini (1995). Incorporated: into Makana Municipality, 2000.
Municipal flag: In March 1984 the City of Grahamstown adopted a flag, one of six designs prepared by heraldic expert Prof
Hugh Smith, of Rhodes University. Ten years later it was registered and was gazetted on the same day (in 1994) as the coat of arms. It is described in the gazette as:
A rectangular flag in the proportion 2:3, per saltire red and black, charged with a saltire between above and below an annulet, all yellow, and in the hoist and the fly a white escallop. Info from this site.
Jarig Bakker, 7 March 2001

Grahamstown CoA

[Grahamstown Coat of Arms] image from this site, reported by Mark Sensen, 5 Sep 2000

Arms granted by the College of Arms in 1912 and registered with the Bureau of Heraldry in 1994 (Government Gazette dated 29
April 94):
Arms: Or, on a pile Gules, three annulets placed 2 and 1 Or; on a chief Sable, three escallops Or.
Crest: Issuant from a mural crown Or, masoned Sable, a plume of three ostrich feathers Sable, embellished Argent, enfiled of an annulet Or.
Mantling: Gules and Or.
Supporters: Dexter a leopard and sinister a giraffe, proper, each charged on the shoulder with an escallop Gules.
Motto: Virtute et Opera.
Info from this site.
Jarig Bakker, 7 March 2001

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