The holding of democratic elections on 27 April and
the inauguration of the President on 10 May 1994, heralded
the arrival of a new era in our country.
The coming into being of a new nation necessitated
the adoption of symbols which give expression, not only
to the advent of the new order but which also epitomise
our national dignity, nation building, reconciliation
The National Anthems, 'Nkosi Sikeleli' iAfrika' and
'The Call of South Africa', The National Coat of Arms
and the National Flag, are a manifestations of the desire
to achieve national consensus.