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When you think about it, the “new” SA flag — officially unveiled 28 years ago this week — is something of a miracle worker. How else could it be that the same guy who will take any chance to denigrate the “cANCerous” government, is happy to pull on a pair of socks, a Lycra cycling suit or even a speedo emblazoned with its red, green, blue and gold stripes?

That flag has somehow come to represent that most elusive of things: a united SA. It’s a remarkable feat for something that was designed in just one week...

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