An early sketch of the South African flag
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How the flag of modern South Africa was designed

On April 27th 1994, millions voted in South Africa's first free and fair democratic elections.

With the new South Africa came a new flag - a symbol of its post-apartheid rebirth.

Fred Brownell was South Africa's "State Herald" at the time and was charged with designing the flag.

He spoke to BBC News about how it came about.

  • 25 Apr 2014
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