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Abolished 1992 and incorporated into : 1994 Eastern Cape

Arms (crest) of Ciskei

Official blazon

  • Arms: A Bantu shield per saltire Or and Gules, in chief a bull’s head caboshed proper, in base a tree on an island Vert; behind the shield an assegai and knobkerrie in saltire Sabel.
  • Crest: Four ivory rings conjoined, standing thereon a blue crane holding in his beak a sprig with nine leaves proper.
  • Supporters: Two leopards guardant proper standing on a compartment Vert.
  • Motto: SIYAKUNQANDWA ZIINKWENKWEZI (We will be Stopped by the Stars).


The arms were granted on September 8, 1972.

We have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms. If you have any information on these arms mail us !

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