The Eagle

With this symbol the AWB gives recognition to the Biblical symbolization of the eagle what depicts the protective attentiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ: “As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings - So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him” (Deuteronomy 32: 11 and 12) and “keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings (Psalms 17: 8).
Through the ages Christendom used the eagle as their coat of arms on shields, family arms et cetera. It was therefore proper that the eagle was used on top of every coat of arms of the old Boer Republics. The eagle the AWB uses as its emblem is stylised in such a way as to set it apart and distinguish it from all other eagle emblems.

 

The Three Sevens

The Three Sevens emblem symbolizes the Biblical number of finality and final victory in and through Jesus Christ our saviour. The number 777 stands directly appose to and in conflict with the number 666 - the number of the anti-Christ, and the beast in Revelations.

The circle around the Sevens symbolizes movement forward and therefore eternal life in and through Christ. The red colour symbolizes the blood of Jesus Christ that was crucifies on the cross for the sins of mankind. It also symbolizes the blood of Christians that were spilled by persecution for our believes and the blood of the Boer nation that was spilled in the struggle for freedom from domination.

The white symbolizes the purity of our ideal.

The black is the heraldic symbolic for bravery.

 

The Vierkleur

The Transvaal Vierkleur was designed by ds. Dirk van der Hoff. The flag was first used on the 6th of January 1857 in Potchefstroom, end then on 23rd of February 1857 in Pretoria. On 18 February 1858 the Volksraad declared the Vierkleur to be the official flag of the “Zuid Afrikaanse Republiek”. After the decision of the Boer to expel the Brits from their country, Heidelberg was proclaimed as temporary capitol, and the Vierkleur was again hoisted during the “day of the Vow”. The first freedom war followed, and a true nation was cast.
Under the Vierkleur the Boer achieved much success in many well known battles. The flag received worldwide recognition. The world famous Freestate Boer General, Christiaan de Wet, fought in this war under the Vierkleur flag. During the second freedom war(1899 – 1902), the Vierkleur was again a symbol of freedom for the Boer. Under this flag the mighty Brittish Empire, under watchfull eye of the whole world, was taken on by the Boer, and battles like Colenso, Spioenkop, Magersfontein, Sanaspos and Stormberg followed, with success. On the 31st of May 1902 the Vierkleur and the Freestate flags were brought down, yet they still remain symbols of a nations strive to freedom and a own Boer Republic.