15. Who designed the Coat of Arms?

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The Department of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology invited the public to say what values and symbols they would like to see reflected in the design of our new Coat of Arms. From these comments, instructions were written and given to Design South Africa (an umbrella body of South African design agencies). Ten top designers were briefed and three designers were chosen to present their ideas to the Cabinet. The final choice was the design by Mr. Iaan Bekker.