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).
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 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.