Heraldry in South Africa
November 2006 / March 2014

Bibliography

THE following list is selective. The emphasis is on works of a general nature, and only a few articles on individual coats of arms are included.

ICGHS = International Congress of Genealogical & Heraldic Sciences
ICV = International Congress of Vexillology.

  • Alexander, F.C. et al; South African Bookplates (1955).
  • Anon; 'Onze Voorouders' in De Goede Hoop (Oct 1903)
    --- 'South African Municipal Crests' in Cape Times (31 May 1910)
    --- Arms and Crests of Universities and Schools (n.d. - 1930s) (cigarette card series)
    --- South African Coats of Arms (1931) (cigarette card series)
    --- 'Symbols of Authority' in SA Digest (18 Jul 1975)
    --- 'Symbols of Office' in SA Panorama (Oct 1975)
    --- Mobil Golden Coats of Arms Collection (1980)
  • Basson, J.A.; 'SA Argiefwese Vier Eeufees' in Lantern (Dec 1976)
  • Beckett, D.; Flying with Pride (2002)
  • Beyers, C.; 'Die Wapen van die SA Republiek' in Archives Yearbook for SA (1950, Vol 1)
  • Bodel, J.D.; 'Arms for All' in Archives News (Aug 1967)
    --- 'Some Tips on Arms Design' in Archives News (Dec 1969)
    --- 'Cadency in SA Family Coats of Arms' in Archives News (Jun 1970)
    --- 'Theme and Variations, or the SA Coat of Arms and the Provincial Arms of 1911' in Archives News (Jul 1972)
    --- 'Registration Procedure: Heraldic Emblems' in Archives News (May 1975)
    --- 'Departmental Coats of Arms' in Archives News (Feb 1977)
    --- 'The National Flower (Protea Cynaroides) for Official Heraldry' in Archives News (Feb 1977)
    --- 'Background to the Establishment and Functions of the Heraldry Council and Bureau of Heraldry' in Archives News (Jun 1977)
    --- 'Trek or Transport: A Rider' in Archives News (Jun 1990)
  • Botha, C.G.; 'Familiewapens' in Huisgenoot (12 Apr 1946)
    --- 'SA Genealogy and Heraldry' in Arma (1995)
  • Brownell, F.G.; 'The Bureau of Heraldry' in Education and Culture (Jun 1982)
    --- 'Finnish Influence on SA Heraldic Design' (16th ICGHS, 1984)
    --- 'Heraldry in SA' in Optima (Dec 1984)
    --- 'Suid-Afrikaanse Familiewapens' in Archives News (Feb 1987)
    --- 'Trek or Transport?' in Archives News (Mar 1990)
    --- 'The Evolution of the Coats of Arms and Flags of SWA and Namibia' in Archives News (May - Dec 1990)
    --- 'Heraldic Adaptation in the Southern African Context' (20th ICGHS, 1992)
    --- Some Southern African Flags 1940-1991 (SAVA Journal No 1/92) (1992)
    --- National and Provincial Symbols (1993)
    --- The Union Jack over South and Central Africa 1795-1994 (SAVA Journal No 3/94) (1994)
    --- National Symbols of the Republic of SA (1995)
    --- 'The Evolution of a Distinct SA Heraldic Idiom' (22nd ICGHS, 1996)
    --- 'Familiewapens' in Familia Vol 35 No 4 (1998)
    --- 'The Muschart Manuscript' in Arma Vol 7 No 1/2 (Dec 2001)
    --- Heraldry in the Church of the Province of Southern Africa (2002)
  • Brownell, H.M.; The Origins and Development of the SA Law of Heraldry (1993) (Ll.B Thesis)
    --- 'Flags and the Law in SA' (17th ICV, 1997)
  • Bureau of Heraldry; Annual Report of the State Herald (1982-2001, 2004- )
    --- SA Armorial Vols I-VIII (1986- )
    --- Names, Special Names, and Uniforms Vols I-III (1991- )
    --- Names, Uniforms and Badges Vols I-IV (1991)
    --- SA Personal ('Family') Coats of Arms (leaflet)
  • Burgers, A.P.; Sovereign Flags of Southern Africa (1997)
    --- The South African Flag Book (2008)
  • Coates, P.R.; 'The Missing Coat of Arms of the Cape Colony' in Quarterly Bulletin of the National Library of SA (Dec 2001)
  • Curson, H.H.; Colours and Honours in SA (1948)
    --- 'Pagri Flashes 1900-1962' in Africana Notes and News (Dec 1962)
  • Dawes, M.; 'Ons Dorpe en Stede Spog met Vals Wapens' in Huisgenoot (26 Oct 1951)
  • De Waal, D.P.; 'Die Bewaringsfunksie van die Buro vir Heraldiek' in Archives News (Mar 1989)
  • Dreyer, A.; 'Geskiedenis van die OffisiŽle SeŽls van die Gefedereerde Kerke' in Jaarboek vir die NG Kerke in SA (1930)
  • Evert, M.; Shoulder Flashes of the SADF
  • Friedmann, S.; Coats of Arms of the Municipalities of the Transvaal (1973)
  • Government Communication & Information Service; 'A New Coat of Arms for SA' in Quarterly Bulletin of the National Library of SA (Dec 2001)
    --- Coat of Arms Corporate Identity Guidelines (2004)
  • Hartman, N.F.; 'Heraldic Design in SA' in Education and Culture (Jan 1976)
    --- 'Die Ontwerp van Familiewapens' in Opvoeding en Kultuur (Dec 1977)
  • Heraldry Society of SA; Newsletter (1954-58)
    --- Arma (1958- )
  • Hiemstra, V.G.; 'Heraldiek en Registrasie van Familiewapens' in Familia Vol 14 No 2/3 (1977)
  • Hobbs, H.M.; 'Lion, Lyon or Leeuw?' in Responsa Meridiana (Aug 1977)
  • Kannemeyer, A.J.; Die Hugenote Familieboek (1940) (Of dubious heraldic accuracy)
  • Laing, R.A.; 'The Bell-Krynauw Tray' in Africana Notes and News (Mar 1986)
    --- 'In Designing New Armorial Bearings' in Arma (1995)
    --- A Catalogue of Seals in the Cape Town Archives Repository (1998)
    --- 'SA Heraldic Writers of the 20th Century' in SA Journal of Cultural History (Nov 1999)
    --- 'Commemorative Family Medals during the DEIC Period' in Historia (Nov 2000)
    --- 'Stained Glass at the Cape during the DEIC Period' in SA Journal of Cultural History (Jun 2001)
    --- 'Het Behoorlijk Zegel' in SA Journal of Cultural History (Jun 2003)
    --- 'Our SA (Afrikaner) Heraldic Heritage' in Historia (May 2004)
    --- Het Behoorlijk Zegel (2006)
  • Leverton, B.J.L.; 'The Origin of the Natal Coat of Arms' in Lantern (Sep 1962)
  • Louw, E.E.; Eietydse Heraldiek in Suid-Afrika (1998) (MA Thesis)
  • Louw, J.; 'Familiewapens is 'n fyn kuns' in Huisgenoot (30 May 1969)
  • Loxton, A.G.; Die Afrikaner-Voorgeslag (1933)
  • Maree, B.; 'Unique Heraldic Tradition' in SA Panorama (Jul 1984)
  • Martinez, P.; Flags of South Africa and the World (1999)
  • Merrington, A.J.; 'The Civic Coats of Arms of SWA/Namibia' in Arma Nos 128 and 129 (1989-90)
  • Mitford-Barberton, I.G.; 'Heraldry and the Municipality' in SA Municipal Magazine (Jul 1956)
    --- Some Frontier Families (co-author, 1968)
  • National Library of SA (Cape Town Campus); Bell-Krynauw Collection (MSB 69)
    --- Andries Dreyer Collection (MSB 156)
    --- Heraldry Council Collection (MSB 662)
    --- Heraldry Society Collection (MSB 663)
  • Niewoudt, G.J.; Transvaalse Skoolwapens - 'n Heraldiese Studie (1986) (Thesis)
  • Norval, M.S.; 'n Beskrywing van die Hospitaal- en Opleidingsskoolwapens en embleme in die RSA (1994) (MA Thesis)
  • Oudschanz Dentz, F.; 'Een Verzameling Wapenborden uit de Tijd van de Oost Indische Compagnie aan de Kaap de Goede Hoop' in Hertzog-Annale (Dec 1955, Dec 1956, Dec 1959, Jan 1960)
  • Owen, C.R.; Military Badges and Insignia of Southern Africa (1990)
  • Pama, C.; Heraldiek in Suid-Afrika (1956)
    --- 'Die Wapens van die Nederlandse Kommandeurs, Goewerneurs en Kommissarisse aan die Kaap 1652-1806' in Historia (Sep 1958)
    --- Die Wapens van die Ou Afrikaanse Families (1959)
    --- Simbole van die Unie (1960)
    --- 'Die Brandwag se Familiewapens' series in Die Brandwag (Sep 1964 - Jul 1965)
    --- Lions and Virgins (1965)
    --- Heraldry of South African Families (1972)
    --- Families, Familiename en Familiewapens (co-author, 1975)
    --- Heraldiek ABC (1980)
    --- Die Groot Afrikaanse Familienaamboek (1983)
    --- British Families in South Africa (1992)
  • Pillman, N.; 'Heraldry in SA' in Lantern (Sep 1972)
    --- 'Lewende Heraldiek' in Lantern (Jan 1984)
  • Ploeger, J.; 'Onze Gemeentewapens' in Nieuws uit Zuid-Afrika (Feb 1968 - Nov 1975)
  • Radburn, A.; SA Heraldry Website (2004- )
    --- The Seal Collection of the Western Cape Archives & Records Service (2009)
  • SA Military Collectors Society; Omnia Militaria (1981-89)
  • SA Vexillological Association; SAVA Newsletter (1991- )
    --- SAVA Journal (1992- )
  • Smith, C. de J.; Persoonlike Wapens in SA (1995) (MA Thesis)
    --- 'Persoonlike Wapens in SA' in SA Journal of Cultural History (May 1996)
    --- SA Munisipale Wapens (1997) (D. Phil Thesis)
    --- Familiewapens (2011)
  • Smith, H.H.; Army, Air Force and Naval Colours and Flags in SA (1980)
    --- Badges of the Ships of the SA Navy (1980)
    --- Flags of the UDF and of the SADF 1912-93 (SAVA Journal No 2/93) (1993)
    --- SA Military Colours 1664-26.04.1994 (SAVA Journals Nos 7/98, 8/99, 9/05) (1998-99, 2005)
  • Smuts, A.W.B.; 'Some Old Cape Families' in Argus Union Pageant Souvenir (1910)
  • Theunissen, N.H.; 'Afrikaner, Ken Uself' series in Die Brandwag (Jun 1944 - May 1947) ( NB: most of the arms in this series are 'worthless', to quote the Bureau of Heraldry.)
  • Transvaal Archives; Dr C. Beyers Collection (A1405)
  • Van Rossum, M.C.; 'Designing Flags at the Bureau of Heraldry' (17th ICV, 1997)
    --- 'New SA National and Provincial Arms' (24th ICGHS, 2000)
  • Western Cape Archives; Collection of Wax Seals (A 1396: Objects 58-60)
    --- C. Graham Botha Papers (A 1813)
 
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