Welcome to Armoria patriæ, a site focusing on State coats of arms in South Africa – not only current ones, but going back to the earliest use of official coats of arms for the states that now make up South Africa. It also tells something of the history of the country – not in great detail, but enough to indicate the changes reflected in the different coats of arms in use over the past century and a half.
The national arms from 1910
The arms of South Africa’s four provinces, 1910-1994
The arms of South Africa’s colonies and Boer republics until 1910
This website is proud to be South African
This website set up and maintained by Mike Oettle
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