The flag should always be hoisted at the start of the working day and lowered again before or at sunset. It is not to remain flying at night unless suitably illuminated.
What is the story behind the South African flag?
The national flag was designed by a former South African State Herald, Mr Fred Brownell, and was first used on 27 April 1994. … The theme of convergence and unity ties in with the motto “Unity is Strength” of the previous South African Coat of Arms.
How do you fly the South African flag?
When it is displayed horizontally, the hoist should be to the left of the viewer and the red band at the top. When the flag is displayed next to or behind the speaker at a meeting, it must be placed to the speaker’s right. When it is placed elsewhere in the meeting place, it should be to the right of the audience.
How many years did it take South Africa to make its constitution?
The South African Constitution was drafted in terms of Chapter 5 of the interim Constitution (Act 200 of 1993). On May 8, 1996, the Constitutional Assembly completed two years of work on a draft of a final constitution, intended to replace the interim constitution of 1993 by the year 1999.
What are the 3 flags on the old South African flag?
The ‘Apartheid Flag’ comprises horizontal blue, white and orange bands with three small flags – of Britain, the Orange Free State and the South African Republic – in the middle. It was replaced with South Africa’s current multi-color ‘Rainbow Flag’ – in 1994 with the end of apartheid.
Which flag is lowered first?
When the U.S. flag is flown with other flags on separate flagpoles that are all the same height, the U.S. flag should always be placed on pole furthest to the left as it is most commonly observed (such as from the street or when facing a podium). The U.S. flag should be raised first and lowered last.