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[South african communist party flag] image by Franc Van Diest, 26 Jan 2002

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South African Communist Party  (SACP) flag

The German weekly "Der Spiegel" (12/1999, p.162) has an article "Das Jahrhundert der Befreiung: Gewaltfeier Widerstand" showng a photo of demonstrators subtitled "Aufmarsch des ANC in King Williams Town, 1992). One protestor holds a red flag with five-pointed black star fimbriated yellow, with a yellow sickle & hammer on it. About a year ago, I saw website of the South African Communist Party showing the same emblem. Is this a flag of this party?
Ivan Sarajcic, 6 May 2000

About 2-3 years ago I saw a photo of African demonstrators from the PAC (Pan-Africanist Congress). One man had a drawing on his football shirt of two crossed flags -  that of the ANC (horizontal black-green-yellow), and red flag with black star with yellow sickle and hammer in the centre.
Victor Lomantsov, 7 May 2000

Yes, this is the flag of the South African Communist Party (SACP). The SACP is in a tripartite alliance with the ruling ANC and the Confederation of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Although numerically very small in terms of seats in parliament etc., the SACP still exerts quite a strong influence through the Tripartite alliance.
Bruce Berry, 8 May 2000

The website of the SACP. shows the logo of the South African Communist Party as being a sickle & hammer in yellow on a black star fimbriated in yellow on a red field in the canton.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 21 Sep 2001

[South african communist party logo] image from this site, reported by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 21 Sep 2001

The communist Pary of South Africa state on their website that :
The symbol of the SACP shall be a black star containing a gold hammer and sickle. The flag of the Party shall be red with the symbol placed in the top left hand corner.
Although it only mentions a black star (not with a gold border), the symbol (Logo) shown on their site shows a gold border.
Franc Van Diest, 26 Jan 2002