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South African Coat of Arms 1932 - 2000
New Armorial Bearings and supporters were granted to the Union of South Africa by Royal Warrant in 1910. These Arms were later changed to improve their "artistic" quality and a new design was approved by the London College of Arms in 1930. An "embellished" version was approved on 21 September 1932 and came into use during 1933. It is this version which was subsequently registered at the South African Bureau of Heraldry on 13 May 1968 with the following blazon: ARMS: Quarterly per fess wavy…
Afrikaanse Taalmonument (Afrikaans Language Monument), Paarl, South Africa
The Afrikaans Language Monument (Afrikaanse Taalmonument) is found at Paarl, east of Cape Town, South Africa. The moument symbolically shows the many influences on the Afrikaans language (European, Asiatic, African). Wikipedia entry
South Africa - What a Difference Twenty Years have made
What a difference twenty years have made for the South African National Defense Force (SANDF)> Looking as some photos one quickly realizes a lot has changed over the years. The changes can be defined as good, bad or downright daft. Before the 1994 election, South Africa had to defend her borders from communist, guerilla warfare. The international sanctions did not improve the arms industry. The government at that time did not drop dead and let it be; instead, they began to manufacture their…
Cold War Gamer
On the essential reading list for the SA Border War is the Osprey Modern African Wars (3) by Helmoed Romer Heitman a writer eminently qualified to pen the title. The title contains a set of useful uniform colour plates covering a fairly wide range of SADF uniforms but with more limited coverage of SWAPO/PLAN, UNITA and FAPLA uniform detail, additionally it contains a wealth of useful information that make it an ideal primer on the SA Border War this includes: A broad timeline of the conflict…
The Anglo-Boer War Museum & Women's Memorial, Bloemfontein | London Traveller
I read The Boer War as we travelled in South Africa and was horrified by the bungling, stupidity, ruthlessness, and barbarity of the 1899-1902 war. Of course there were acts of bravery, daring, and enterprise, even cleverness, but this was a war which … Continued