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District Municipality : eThekwini
Wapen: Paalsgewys verdeel, regs, in goud 'n groen linkerskuinsbalk en daarop 'n golwende blou linkerskuinsbalk tussen twee golwende linkerskuinsbalke n silwer; links in rooi 'n silwerbinnesoom en oor alles heen 'n skuinsbalk van hermelyn; en 'n blou skildhoof belaai met 'n gaande luiperd van natuurlike kleur.
Helmteken: 'n Opvlieende swaan van natuurlike kleur op 'n groen grond.
Wrong en Dekklede: Goud en blou.
Wapenspreuk: A BONIS AD MELIORA
Arms: Per pale, dexter Or, a bend sinister Vert and thereon between two bendlets wavy Argent a bendlet wavy Azure; sinister, Gules, an orle Argent and over all a bend Ermine; and on a chief Azure a leopard passant proper.
Crest: On a mount Vert a swan rising proper.
Wreath and mantling: Or and Azure.
Motto: A BONIS AD MELIORA
The arms were officially granted on February 20, 1968.
The leopard calls to mind the cliff-like and wooded nature of the country – the natural habitat of the leopard.
The colours on the left-hand side of the shield – gold and green – are indicative of the the health-giving sun and the verdant hills of Kloof respectively. The wavy bends symbolise the water courses and waterfalls
The remainder of the shield contains part of the arms of Richmond (Yorkshire) (England). It is included as the name of the farm on which Kloof was built was at one time called Richmond.
The swan is symbolic not only of the other Richmond upon Thames in Surrey (England), which aalso has a swan in the crest, but also of the quality of perfection.
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