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Province: Free State
District Municipality : Thabo Mofutsanyane
Municipality : Dihlabeng

Arms (crest) of Fateng-Tse-Ntsho

Official blazon

  • (af)

Wapen: Verhoogd dennetwygvormig deursnede van drie, goud en swart, in die skildvoet 'n silwer dennetwygkruis; 'n hoekige groen skildhoof, die pieke kanteelvormig.
Helmteken: 'n Swart muurkroon belaai met 'n silwer versmalde dwarsbalk, daarop 'n ander van groen.
Wrong en Dekklede: Silwer en swart.

  • (en)

Arms: Per fess fir twigged enhanced of three Or and Sable, in base in fir twig cross Argent; a chief dancetty, the peaks embattled, Vert.
Crest: A mural crown Sable charged with a bar Argent, thereupon another Vert.
Wreath and mantling: Argent and Sable.


The arms were officially granted on February 9, 1990.

This local authority is situated near the site of a petrified forest. The Basotho name Fateng-tse-Ntso, which means "black trees", alludes to this petrified forest of which only the trunks and certain major branches have survived. An impression of this forest is used in the design of the arms

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