Ciskei

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CISKEI

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).

Origin/meaning

The arms were granted on September 8, 1972.

I have no information on the meaning or origin of these arms. Any information is welcome !


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