South African National Defence Force (SANDF)
||South African National Defence Force (SANDF), Emblem|
The new SANDF emblem incorporates a nine-pointed "Star" representing the warm sun of Africa and the nine provinces. The Star is also used in divisional emblems and flags to reflect a common corporate identity coupled to a divisional-unique devise to still enable a Division to demonstrate uniqueness. The four Services are represented in their respective traditional colours. The emblem also reinforces the idea of military identity, authority and dignity.
The use of the green and gold are the traditional colours used to reflect the corporate identity of the Department of Defence. Green can also be seen as referring to the natural wealth of Africa while gold can be seen as a reference to the mineral wealth as well as nobility and purity.
||South African Air Force (SAAF), emblem|
The official SAAF emblem is a golden African Fish Eagle with a laurel wreath in its claws. The motto on the wreath reads "Per Aspera Ad Astra", meaning "Through Adversity to the Stars".
||South African Air Force (SAAF), flag|
The SAAF service flag incorporates the South African national flag on the top left, with the SAAF roundel on the bottom right.