National symbols are visual and conceptual symbols that signify a nation's sovereign existence in the community of nations and its national pride. Over a period, such symbols become deeply embedded in the memory of a nation and thus serve as a source of nationhood and patriotism. As they become widely used and accepted, national symbols are capable of inspiring in a people an abiding loyalty to their homeland.
National Symbols are the national flag, coat of arms, national anthem, national seal and the presidential standard. These symbols are protected in terms of the National Symbols Act, 2018 (Act No. 17 of 2018) and the Heraldry Act, 1962 (Act No. 18 of 1962).
National Symbols must not be used in manner that will hold them up to ridicule and may not be included in logos unless prior written approval has been obtained from the State President.
The National Symbols of the Republic of Namibia Act, 2018 regulates the use of the National Symbols such as the manner in which the national flag must be flown, the use of the national flag in logos and the use of the coat of arms.
In order to apply for permission to make use of the National Symbols for commercial purposes, kindly fill in the electronic form to make a formal submission to the National Symbols Committee.
National Symbols of the Republic of Namibia Act, 2018 (Act No. 17 of 2018) and the Heraldry Act, 1962 (Act No. 18 of 1962). [Link coming soon]