Last modified: 2015-10-02 by bruce berry
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Makhado Local Municipality is located in the Vhembe District in Limpopo Province of South Africa and comprises the former local authority of Louis Trichardt and surrounding rural areas. The municipal flag is a heraldic banner of the arms notified for registration with the South African Bureau of Heraldry on 19 December 2003.
image sent by Bruce Berry, 09 Aug 2015
The flag comprises three horizontal bands of blue, white and blue, the central band being divided into two thinner wavy stripes and three white wavy stripes. The main charge from the shield of the arms is placed in the centre of the flag.
The wavy white and blue lines allude to the importance of rivers and dams which sustain life and development. In the central circle appears a green mountain which is charged with an indigenous pot. The mountain relates to nature (and the Soutspansberg range in particular) and natural heritage of the area while the pot alludes to the importance of the heritage of the local inhabitants. The sun behind the mountain symbolizes a new beginning or hope for the future. Surrounding this emblem are two ox-horns which relates to farming and the importance of cattle farming for the regionís inhabitants.
Bruce Berry, 09 Aug 2015