South-West African Teachers' Association
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SOUTH-WEST AFRICAN TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
Wapen: Deursnede en geknobbel na die skildvoet, silwer en blou, in die skildhoof 'n kameeldoringboom van natuurlike kleur, in die skildvoet 'n goue triquetra.
Helmteken: 'n Blou welwitschia-plant met goue kern en blomme voor twee regopgeplaaste afgewende blou herderstawwe.
Wrong en Dekklede: Silwer en blou.
Wapenspreuk: SAAMSTAAN EN SAAMWERK
Arms: Per fess, nowy to base, Argent and Azure, in chief a camel-thorn tree proper, in base a triquetra Or.
Crest: In front of two shepherd's crooks erect addorsed, a welwitschia plant, Azure, the centre and flowers Or.
Wreath and mantling: Argent and Azure.
Motto: SAAMSTAAN EN SAAMWERK
The arms were officially granted on MArch 13, 1989.
In the arms of this association, now known as Edutrust, a hardy thorn tree typical of Namibia appears in conjunction with a triquetra, which can be used in educational, as well as a religious context.
The crest is a stylized Welwitschia mirabilis, a pre-historic plant encountered only in the Namib desert from which Namibia takes its name. It is accompanied by two shepherd's crooks to symbolise the teachers' duty to act as a good shepherd to their flock.
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