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Inkatha Freedom Party (South Africa)

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[Inkatha Freedom Party flag] by Carsten Linke 


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Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP)

The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has the majority in the KwaZulu-Natal provincial legislature.
The IFP party flag comprises seven horizontal stripes of red/orche, white, black, green, yellow, white and red. There are two variants of this flag:
1) all stripes are equal in width; and
2) the red/orche and white stripes are one sixth of the width of the flag and the black, green and yellow stripes each one ninth the width of the flag. This is the design registered at the South African Bureau of Heraldry.
Correct proportions are 2:3 for both flags. The flag is a party political flag and is not the flag of the province or of the "Zulu people". T
The badge of the party is shown with the party colours (used in the flag) making up the letters IFP in the background.
Bruce Berry, 27 June 1996

Notice the middle three stripes are the same as the ANC indicating their earlier alliance!
Bruce Berry, 25 April 1996


IFP variant

[Inkatha Freedom Party other flag] by Ole Andersen, 8 Jun 1999

I read the page on the IFP and saw that Carsten Linke's image was 1:1, whereas Bruce said it should be 2:3. 
I have resized his image and made a new one for the 'official' version Bruce mentioned.
Ole Andersen, 8 Jun 1999

2:3 is official although there are a number of variations (some home-made) which are seen which do not conform to this.
Bruce Berry, 8 Jun 1999


IFP flag with emblem

[IFP flag with logo] by Rob Raeside, 5 Oct 2001

Please add the new emblem of the Inkatha Freedom Party in your page on Political Parties of South Africa.  It can be found at the Inkatha Freedom Party homepage
The emblem is sometimes flown on the IFP flags you have shown on your website. The emblem is found in the middle of the flag.  At party rallies the plain flag, without the emblem, is often seen.
Gary Selikow, 4 Oct 2001


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