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Incorporated into : 1994 Limpopo

Arms of Venda

Official blazon

Arms: Vert, an elephant's head caboshed Or, tusked Argent, the whole within a bordure Or.
Crest: A Venda tribal drum proper.
Supporters: Two elephants proper.


The arms were officially granted on September 8, 1972 and augmented with supporters on Septemer 13, 1979.

The elephant is the symbol of power, whereas the local drum symbolises the unity of the people. It is used by the chief to summon his people when receiving important messages. The motto means Aspire always for Venda.

The arms from 1972:


Literature : The Star 20-06-1975; Brownell, FG: 1998: Symbols of Sovereignty of South Africa's former Independent and Self-Governing National States

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