Flag of South Africa. The flag of South Africa was adopted on 27 April 1994, at the beginning of South Africa's 1994 general election, to replace the flag that had been used since 1928. The new national flag, designed by State Herald Frederick Brownell, was chosen to represent the new democracy. Three of the colours – black, green and yellow – are found in the banner of the African National Congress. The other three – red, white and blue – are displayed on the old Transvaal Vierkleur.
Lets remember why republicans take pride. By 1860 there were 4 million slaves in the United States, and 400,000 of them -- 10 percent -- lived in South Carolina. African-Americans, enslaved and free, made up 57 percent of the state's population. Charleston was the nation's capital of the slave trade, the place where many of those enslaved people first landed in the New World.
June 20 Tragedy rekindles debate over South Carolina's Confederate flag. For some South Carolina residents, the Confederate flag hanging outside the Statehouse represents their heritage. For others, it is a sobering reminder of the state's dark history — marred by white supremacy and slavery.