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Province : KwaZulu-Natal
District Municipality : uThukela
Local Municipality : Alfred Duma (until 2016 Emnambithi-Ladysmith)

Arms of Ladysmith

Official blazon


  • Wapen: In blou, regs 'n tandrat em links 'n wawiel, alles goud, in die skildvoet vergesel van 'n versmalde golwende dwarsbalk van silwer en op 'n hoekige skildhoof van goud twee geknotte merlette van swart.
  • Helmteken: 'n Uitkomende leeu van silwer, getong en genael van rooi, in die kloue 'n rooi vaandel belaai met twee skuinsgekruiste palmtakke van goud.
  • Wrong en Dekklede: Goud en blou.
  • Wapenspreuk: PROGRESSUS


  • Arms: Azure, dexter a cogwheel and sinister a wagon-wheel Or, in base a bar wavy Argent; on a chief dancetty Or two martlets Sable.
  • Crest: A demi-lion Argent armed and langued Gules holding in the paws a pennon Gules charged with two palm leaves in saltire Or.
  • Wreath and Mantling: Or and Azure.


The arms were officially granted on September 3, 1969.

We have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms.

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The arms replaced former non-official arms shown below:

Arms of Ladysmith

The arms on a tobacco card +/- 1930

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