Western Region District Council

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WESTERN REGION DISTRICT COUNCIL / DISTRIKSRAAD WESTELIKE STREEK / iBHUNGA LESITHILI LOMMANDLA OSENTSHONA

Province : Eastern Cape (until 1994, Cape Province).
Additions : Algoa Regional Services Council and the Camdeboo Regional Services Council, as well as the former division of Somerset East
Incorporated into : Cacadu District Municipality

Arms of Western Region District Council

Official blazon

Arms: Or, semy of crosslets humetty gules, a pale wavy azure charged with a shovel or; upon a chief azure an eight-spoked wheel between two anchors or.
Crest: the caravel São Gabriel with sails set bearing the cross of the Order of Christ, the main mast bearing a banner of the arms of Portugal.
Mantling: Or and azure.
Motto: "Deo adjuvante labor profecit" (With the help of God we will profit from our labour).

Origin/meaning

These arms are identical to the arms of Algoa.


Literature : Information send by Mike Oettle (pmoettle@tmecl.co.za), Scan courtesy of East Cape Weekend.