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The former KwaZulu homeland was relatively large but highly segmented in enclaves and exclaves all over
KwaZulu/Natal), one of which
completely adjoins the Mozambican border in the north. It also bordered on
Transkei in the south.
Antonio Martins, 30 May 1999
The self-governing homeland of KwaZulu comprised a large number of non-contiguous
parts spread throughout the Zululand and Natal. The homeland was granted
internal self-government on 01 February 1977.
Bruce Berry, 01 Dec 1998
image by Martin Grieve, 21 Dec 2006The 1977 flag was replaced on 14 January 1985 by an amended design which was prescribed in the KwaZulu Flag Amendment Act of 1984.
The design of the original flag of Kwazulu is set out in section
2 of the KwaZulu Flag Act of 1977, which reads as follows:
"The width of the flag of KwaZulu shall be equal to two-thirds of its length.
On the left of the flag shall be a vermilion coloured vertical panel of which the width shall be equal to one-third of the width of the flag and in the middle of this panel shall be portrayed in white a shield of a Zulu warrior, five-ninths the height of the flag.
The right hand portion of the flag shall be divided into five horizontal panels.
The top and bottom horizontal panels shall be white and each of these shall be equal to one-third of the height of the flag.
The middle three panels shall be equal in width and coloured from top to bottom, gold, green and black".
Bruce Berry, 01 Dec 1998
scan by Bruce Berry, 21 Dec 2006
Notice No. 1599, published in the South African Government Gazette
(Number 3644 of 08 September 1972) it was notified that a coat of arms had been
registered for the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly in terms of the South African
Heraldry Act (Act No. 18 of 1962). The South African State Herald did not issue
a formal certificate of registration in terms of the Heraldry Act in respect of
these Arms as they had been devised without consultation of the Bureau of
The blazon of the coat of arms is described as:
Arms: Argent, a Zulu Royal Sceptre erect proper, accompanied on either side by nine spear thongs in pale and in base pied of an oval Sable.
Crest: A head-ring Sable, thereon an elephant’s head caboshed proper.
Supporters: Dexter a leopard clasping in its sinister claw a spear erect and sinister a lion clasping in its dexter claw a spear, proper.
Motto: SONQOBA SIMUNYE (Together we shall surmount)
re-incorporation of KwaZulu into South Africa on 27 April 1994, these Arms are
no longer used.
Bruce Berry, 21 Dec 2006