Last modified: 2006-12-23 by bruce berry
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About 2-3 years ago I saw a photo of African demonstrators
from the PAC (Pan-Africanist Congress). One man had a drawing on his football
shirt of two crossed flags - that of the ANC (horizontal black-green-yellow), and red flag
with black star with yellow sickle and hammer in the centre.
Victor Lomantsov, 7 May 2000
Yes, this is the flag of the South African Communist Party (SACP). The
SACP is in a tripartite alliance with the ruling ANC and the Confederation
of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Although numerically very small
in terms of seats in parliament etc., the SACP still exerts quite a strong
influence through the Tripartite alliance.
Bruce Berry, 8 May 2000
The website of the SACP. shows the logo of the South African Communist
Party as being a sickle & hammer in yellow on a black star fimbriated in
yellow on a red field in the canton.
Francisco Manuel Garcia, 21 Sep 2001
image from this site, reported by Francisco Manuel Garcia, 21 Sep 2001
The communist Pary of South Africa state on their
website that :
2 SYMBOL AND FLAG
The symbol of the SACP shall be a black star containing a gold hammer and sickle. The flag of the Party shall be red with the symbol placed in the top left hand corner.
Although it only mentions a black star (not with a gold border), the symbol (Logo) shown on their site shows a gold border.
Franc Van Diest, 26 Jan 2002