The Mpumalanga Coat of Arms
The symbolism of the provincial coat of arms
- The crest on top of the shield indicates the fact that this is a second sphere government.
- The 3 rays on the crest are symbolising the rays of the rising sun and the peaks of the Mpumalanga Drakensberg.
- The crest also incorporates the Barberton Daisy as the rising sun as well as black diamonds which are symbolic to the coal reserves in the Province.
- The Barberton Daisy is an indigenous flower to the Province and is also one of our export products.
- The angled portion of the shield with the gold above and green below is representing the escarpment - Highveld and Lowveld.
- The shield is supported by 2 kudus which is the most majestic and powerful antelope in the Province.
- The motto "omnia labor vincit" translates into "Work Conquers all".
- Gold - represents mineral and industrial wealth.
- Blue - represents water.
- White - represents reconciliation, peace, harmony and Unity.
- Green - represents natural heritage, forestry and agriculture.