The South African Flag

The South African Flag which was introduced in April 1994, just before the first democratic elections of the country, is the only national flag to have six colours as part of it's primary design.

The colours of the flag represent the Rainbow Nation of South Africa and is made up of: black, yellow, green, red, white, and blue. The black, yellow, and green are the colours of the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC) and the red, white, and blue are borrowed from the old English and Boer flags.

The flags first official appearance was on the 10th May 1994 when Nelson Mandela was inaugurated  as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.