Information about Coat of Arms: Coat of Arms of South Africa

Coat of Arms of South Africa
South Africa / Five Rand 2019 Constitutional Democracy

The present Coat of Arms of South Africa was introduced on Freedom Day 27 April 2000 and designed by Mr Iaan Bekker. It replaced the earlier national arms, which had been in use since 1910.

The motto ǃKE E꞉ ǀXARRA ǁKE is written in the Khoisan language of the ǀXam people and translates literally to "diverse people unite". The previous motto, in Latin, was Ex Unitate Vires, translated as "From unity, strength".

The coat of arms is a series of elements organised in distinct symmetric egg-like or oval shapes placed on top of one another. The completed structure of the coat of arms combines the lower and higher oval shape in a symbol of infinity. The path that connects the lower edge of the scroll, through the lines of the tusks, with the horizon above and the sun rising at the top, forms the shape of the cosmic egg from which the secretary bird rises. In the symbolic sense, this is the implied rebirth of the spirit of the great and heroic nation of South Africa.

The official blazon of the arms is:

"Or, representations of two San human figures of red ochre, statant respectant, the hands of the innermost arms clasped, with upper arm, inner wrist, waist and knee bands Argent, and a narrow border of red ochre; the shield ensigned of a spear and knobkierie in saltire, Sable. Thereabove a demi-secretary bird displayed Or, charged on the breast with a stylised representation of a protea flower with outer petals Vert, inner petals Or and seeded of nine triangles conjoined in three rows, the upper triangle Gules, the second row Vert, Or inverted and Vert, and the third row Vert, Or inverted, Sable, Or inverted and Vert. Above the head of the secretary bird an arc of seven rays facetted Or and Orange, the two outer rays conjoined to the elevated wings. Upon a riband Vert, the motto ǃKE E꞉ ǀXARRA ǁKE in letters Argent. Issuant from the ends of the riband two pairs of elephant tusks curving inwards, the tips conjoined to the wings of the secretary bird, Or, therewithin and flanking the shields, two ears of wheat Brunatré."

Coat of Arms of South Africa - Example/s on coins
South Africa / Five Rand 2019 Constitutional Democracy

Coat of Arms of South Africa on a bimetallic coin

South Africa / Five Rand 2019 Constitutional Democracy

The Coat of Arms of South Africa is seen here on a 5 Rand coin with a bilingual legend, "Afrika Borwa" in Northern Sotho and Southern Sotho, and "Aforika Borwa" in Tswana.

South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court

Coat of Arms of South Africa on a gold coin

South Africa / Gold Ounce 2019 Constitutional Court

The Coat of Arms of South Africa as depicted on a gold coin with a minimalist design, with the "South Africa" legend in English.

Coat of Arms of South Africa - (209) Coins (Page 1 of 3)
CountryNameMintageLegend
South Africa One Rand 1986 Johannesburg 33,867 SUID-AFRIKA * SOUTH AFRICA * 1986 *
South Africa Fifty Cents 2000 (New CoA) 1,152,000 AFRIKA BORWA 2000
South Africa Two Cents 2000 (New CoA) 263,000,000 AFURIKA-TSHIPEMBE 2000
South Africa Five Rand 2000 (New CoA) 6,200,000 ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 2001
South Africa Ten Cents 2000 (New CoA) 101,000,000 SOUTH AFRICA 2000
South Africa Two Rand 2000 (New CoA) 19,000,000 UMZANTSI AFRIKA 2000
South Africa One Cent 2000 (New CoA) 587,000,000 ISEWULA AFRIKA 2001
South Africa One Rand 2000 (New CoA) 35,000,000 SUID-AFRIKA 2000
South Africa Twenty Cents 2000 (New CoA) 22,000,000 AFERIKA BORWA 2000
South Africa Five Cents 2000 (New CoA) 132,000,000 AFRIKA-DZONGA 2000
South Africa Ten Cents 2001 10,003,678 SOUTH AFRICA 2001
South Africa Fifty Cents 2001 1,155,678 AFRIKA BORWA 2001
South Africa One Rand 2001 1,200,000 SUID-AFRIKA 2001
South Africa Five Rand 2001 2,004,457 ININGIZIMU AFRIKA 2001
South Africa One Cent 2001 604,003,678 ISEWULA AFRIKA 2001
South Africa Five Cents 2001 82,003,678 AFRIKA-DZONGA 2001
South Africa Two Rand 2001 3,603,678 UMZANTSI AFRIKA 2001
South Africa Two Cents 2001 276,003,678 AFURIKA-TSHIPEMBE 2001
South Africa Twenty Cents 2001 21,003,678 AFERIKA BORWA 2001
South Africa Fifty Cents 2002 16,003,250 Aforika Borwa 2002
South Africa One Rand 2002 Johannesburg World Summit 5,000,000 Suid-Afrika 2002 Afrika Borwa
South Africa One Rand 2002 5,003,250 Suid-Afrika 2002 Afrika Borwa
South Africa Fifty Cents 2002 Cricket unknown Aforika Borwa 2002
South Africa Two Rand 2002 12,003,250 iNingizimu Afrika 2002 uMzantsi Afrika
South Africa Ten Cents 2002 107,003,250 AFRIKA-DZONGA 2002
South Africa Five Cents 2002 210,003,250 Ningizimu Afrika 2002
South Africa Twenty Cents 2002 42,003,250 South Africa 2002
South Africa Fifty Cents 2002 Football 16,000,000 Aforika Borwa 2002
South Africa Five Rand 2002 1,003,356 Afurika Tshipembe 2002 iSewula Afrika
South Africa Fifty Cents 2003 unknown Afrika Borwa 2003
South Africa Two Rand 2003 5,002,909 iNingizimu Afrika 2003 iSewula Afrika
South Africa Ten Cents 2003 unknown South Africa 2003
South Africa One Rand 2003 unknown uMzantsi Afrika 2003 Suid-Afrika
South Africa Fifty Cents 2003 Cricket unknown Afrika Borwa 2003
South Africa Five Cents 2003 unknown Afrika-Dzonga 2003
South Africa Five Rand 2003 unknown Afurika Tshipembe 2003 Ningizimu Afrika
South Africa Twenty Cents 2003 56,002,909 Aforika Borwa 2003
South Africa Two Rand 2004 Ten Years of Freedom unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2004
South Africa Twenty Cents 2004 113,031,935 Afrika Borwa 2004
South Africa Five Cents 2004 534,177,935 South Africa 2004
South Africa Ten Cents 2004 196,001,935 Aforika Borwa 2004
South Africa Five Rand 2004 31,103,178 Afrika-Dzonga · 2004 · Ningizimu Afrika ·
South Africa One Rand 2004 51,474,000 iNingizimu Afrika 2004 uMzantsi Afrika
South Africa Fifty Cents 2004 43,925,935 Suid-Afrika 2004
South Africa Two Rand 2004 unknown Afurika Tshipembe 2004 iSewula Afrika
South Africa Five Cents 2005 435,009,944 Aforika Borwa 2005
South Africa Two Rand 2005 13,501,944 Ningizimu Afrika 2005 Afurika Tshipembe
South Africa Fifty Cents 2005 26,609,944 uMzantsi Afrika 2005
South Africa Ten Cents 2005 90,721,944 Afrika Borwa 2005
South Africa One Rand 2005 20,641,944 iSewula Afrika 2005 iNingizimu Afrika
South Africa Five Rand 2005 35,586,941 Afrika Dzonga · 2005 · South Africa ·
South Africa Twenty Cents 2005 57,681,944 Suid-Afrika 2005
South Africa Twenty Cents 2006 38,081,637 uMzantsi Afrika 2006
South Africa Fifty Cents 2006 40,129,637 iNingizimu Afrika 2006
South Africa Five Cents 2006 580,161,637 Afrika Borwa 2006
South Africa Five Rand 2006 14,002,594 South Africa · 2006 · Aforika Borwa ·
South Africa One Rand 2006 5,040,000 Afurika Tshipembe 2006 iSewula Afrika
South Africa Two Rand 2006 5,041,637 Afrika-Dzonga 2006 Ningizimu Afrika
South Africa Ten Cents 2006 140,161,637 Suid-Afrika 2006
South Africa Ten Cents 2007 290,501,280 uMzantsi Afrika 2007
South Africa Two Rand 2007 32,581,280 South Africa 2007 Afrika-Dzonga
South Africa One Rand 2007 61,301,280 Ningizimu Afrika 2007 Afurika Tshipembe
South Africa Five Rand 2007 11,763,634 Aforika Borwa · 2007 · Afrika Borwa ·
South Africa Five Cents 2007 653,409,280 Suid-Afrika 2007
South Africa Fifty Cents 2007 63,553,280 iSewula Afrika 2007
South Africa Twenty Cents 2007 139,359,280 iNingizimu Afrika 2007
South Africa Five Rand 2008 Nelson Mandela 22,106,000 Afrika Borwa · 2008 · Suid-Afrika ·
South Africa Ten Cents 2008 312,961,563 iNingizimu Afrika 2008
South Africa Five Rand 2008 14,092,553 Afrika Borwa · 2008 · Suid-Afrika ·
South Africa Fifty Cents 2008 141,313,563 Afurika Tshipembe 2008
South Africa Five Cents 2008 788,417,563 uMzantsi Afrika 2008
South Africa Twenty Cents 2008 251,482,563 iSewula Afrika 2008
South Africa Two Rand 2008 48,061,563 Aforika Borwa 2008 South Africa
South Africa One Rand 2008 92,161,563 Afrika-Dzonga 2008 Ningizimu Afrika
South Africa One Rand 2009 31,680,000 South Africa 2009 Afrika-Dzonga
South Africa Twenty Cents 2009 65,240,000 Afurika Tshipembe 2009
South Africa Two Rand 2009 12,600,000 Afrika Borwa 2009 Aforika Borwa
South Africa Five Rand 2009 11,178,000 Suid-Afrika · 2009 · uMzantsi Afrika ·
South Africa Fifty Cents 2009 7,680,000 Ningizimu Afrika 2009
South Africa Five Cents 2009 920,640,000 iNingizimu Afrika 2009
South Africa Ten Cents 2009 310,560,000 iSewula Afrika 2009
South Africa Fifty Cents 2010 55,104,000 Afrika-Dzonga 2010
South Africa One Rand 2010 45,120,000 Aforika Borwa 2010 South Africa
South Africa Twenty Cents 2010 125,160,000 Ningizimu Afrika 2010
South Africa Five Cents 2010 220,192,000 iSewula Afrika 2010
South Africa Ten Cents 2010 270,240,000 Afurika Tshipembe 2010
South Africa Five Rand 2010 8,065,563 uMzantsi Afrika · 2010 · iNingizimu Afrika ·
South Africa Two Rand 2010 29,000,000 Suid-Afrika 2010 Afrika Borwa
South Africa Five Rand 2011 Anniversary of SARB 5,000,000 iNingizimu Afrika · 2011 · iSewula Afrika ·
South Africa Silver Ounce 2011 Anniversary of SARB unknown SOUTH AFRICA 2011
South Africa Five Cents 2011 unknown Afurika Tshipembe 2011
South Africa Five Rand 2011 unknown iNingizimu Afrika · 2011 · iSewula Afrika ·
South Africa Two Rand 2011 unknown uMzantsi Afrika 2011 Suid-Afrika
South Africa Fifty Cents 2011 unknown South Africa 2011
South Africa One Rand 2011 unknown Afrika Borwa 2011 Aforika Borwa
South Africa Ten Cents 2011 unknown Ningizimu Afrika 2011
South Africa Twenty Cents 2011 unknown Afrika-Dzonga 2011
South Africa Ten Cents 2012 unknown iSewula Afrika 2012
South Africa Fifty Cents 2012 unknown Afrika-Dzonga 2012 Ningizimu Afrika
South Africa Twenty Cents 2012 unknown Afurika Tshipembe 2012
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