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Atteridgeville (South Africa)

Gauteng Province

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Atteridgeville (1986 - 1994)

Atteridgeville, to the west of Pretoria, was one of the few Black local authorities in the previous political dispensation to adopt a flag of its own. This was an armorial banner derived from the shield of its arms which were registered with the South African Bureau of Heraldry. The flag comprised a silver (white) lion holding a gold quill on a red background. Above are four upward-pointing arrows to represent the growth of schools, houses, shops and churches in the town.

scan by Bruce Berry, 12 Sept 2006

The blazon of the arms registered by the Bureau of Heraldry and granted to Atteridgeville on 18 October 1985 is as follows:
ARMS: Per fess enarched Argent and Gules, in base a lion rampant queued fourche Argent, langued Or, holding its forepaws a quill pen, also Or; a chief dovetailed, per fess dancetty of our Or and Sable
CREST: In front of a mural crown Gules masoned Sable, two quilled pens Or, shafts and nibs Argent, plumes addorsed
MOTTO: ACTA VERBIS CLAIRORA (Actions speak louder than words).

These symbols are no longer in use following the incorporation of Atteridgeville into the Tshwane Metropolitian Municipality in December 2000.
Bruce Berry, 12 Sept 2006