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Province: Limpopo (until 1994 Transvaal Province)
District Municipality: Capricorn
Local Municipality : Polokwane

Arms of Polokwane

Official blazon

  • (2003) Vert, on a fess Argent a woven grain basket between two shovels with blades turned inward proper their handles towards centre-base counterchanged Or, and issuant from a voided cogwheel the inner ring cotised Argent therein a sun Or; on a chief of the last a short-clawed lark perched upon a leaf of the silky thorn tree proper between two demi-peaks with points embattled Brunatre issuant from the respective shield flanks
  • (1967) Azure, on a fess between in chief a lion rampant Argent armed and langued Gules and in base two chevrons humetty and a horsehoe Argent 2 and 1, two cogwheels Gules.


I have no information on the origin or meaning of these arms. any information is welcome ! I only have small images, any large image is welcome !

The present arms were granted in 2003, the previous arms in 1967. Before 1967 the town used non official arms depicting symbols of mining and agriculture.

Arms of Polokwane

The arms from 1967
Arms of Polokwane

The arms until 1967

Literature : Old image scanned from a cigarette card from the 1930s

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