This day in history: South Africa’s new anthem and flag approved

This day in history: South Africa’s new anthem and flag approved

On 20 April 1994, a proclamation made by former President F W de Klerk paved the way for South Africa to boast a new flag as well as a new national anthem.

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This day in history marked a significant milestone in democratic South Africa.

On 20 April 1994, former State President F W de Klerk issued a proclamation that provided for the adoption of South Africa’s new national flag.

It is one of the most recent flags in the world and also the only six-cololured one.

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De Klerk's proclamation was made in terms of section 248 (1) of the Interim 1994 Constitution, and acting on the advice of the Transitional Executive Council.

Briefly.co.za gathered that it was published in the Government Gazette and also represented the dawn of a new national anthem.

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The proclamation saw Die Stem van Suid-Afrika (the Call of South Africa) and Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika (God bless Africa) combine as one to form Mzansi's new anthem.

Last week, Briefly.co.za also shared an historic post - the day former President Nelson Mandela announced that he and and his wife, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, had decided to split.

Many South Africans were devastated to hear the news, considering they were split for 28 years following Madiba's arrest in 1962.

Briefly.co.za gathered Ma Winnie never remarried, however, Mandela tied the knot to Graca Machel in 1998.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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