10 Hidden facts About The South African Flag

Ever wondered what the South African flag represents or where it comes from?

The South African flag is perhaps one of the most colourful flags of any country. But what made it the flag it is today and what does it represent?

Here are 10 interesting facts about the South African flag that you may not have known.

1. The current flag only became the official flag of South Africa in 1994

Between 1928 and 1994, the South African flag was based on the original Dutch flag, which Afrikaans speakers called the Prinsenvlag (‘Prince’s flag’).

The South African flag we all know today was designed in the run-up to the 1994 general election, which was won by Nelson Mandela.

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