Dukathole

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DUKATHOLE

Province: Eastern Cape
District Municipality : Joe Gqabi
Municipality: Walter Sisulu

Arms (crest) of Dukathole

Official blazon

  • (af)

Wapen: In groen, twee skuinsgekruiste assegaaie en 'n regopgeplaaste knopkierie, alles silwer, daarop 'n goue Nguni-skild met daaroorheen 'n aansiende swart buffelkop met silwer horings.
Helmteken: 'n Goue muurkroon belaai met swart tweelingbalke.
Wrong en Dekklede: Goud en groen.
Wapenspreuk: PAX PROGRESSUS PROSPERITAS

  • (en)

Arms: Vert, two assegais in saltire and a knobkierie erect rgent, surmounted of an Nguni shield Or, thereover a buffalo head caboshed Sable, armed Argent.
Crest: A mural crown Or charged with bars gemelles Sable.
Wreath and mantling: Or and Vert.
Motto: PAX PROGRESSUS PROSPERITAS

Origin/meaning

The arms were officially granted on April 5, 1991.

The arms of this local authority, which is situated near Aliwal North, have as the principal charge a Xhosa shield to represent the tribal origin of the majority of its inhabitants. This is surmounted by the head of a buffalo, an animal which occupies an important place in Xhosa culture.


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