Heraldry in South Africa
August 2004, revised February 2010


THIS website is a brief introduction to heraldry in South Africa. It is the product of more than thirty years interest in the subject.

What you will find on this website are :

What I've not included, (because there are already plenty of websites which provide such information, are :

  • a general history of heraldry
  • an explanation of basics such as lines of partition, ordinaries and sub-ordinaries, tinctures, charges, principles of blazon, marshalling and so on
  • details of how to register a coat of arms at the Bureau of Heraldry.

Please enjoy the website!

Arthur Radburn

This website has been created for interest and entertainment. It is unofficial and not connected with, or endorsed by, any authority or organisation. It is the product of the webmaster's research, and the content is his copyright. So are the illustrations on this page, unless stated otherwise. Additional information, and correction of errors, will be welcome.
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