The old flag was the product of attempts to unify white South Africa, to the exclusion of black South Africans, writes Pieter du Toit.
South Africa's Dean Burmester booked his place at Pebble Beach after winning US Open Sectional Qualifying at Walton Heath Golf Club.
After two gruelling rounds of the 118th US Open at Shinnecock Hills, THREE out of the six South African golfers remain.
South Africa's Dean Burmester pulled off a stunning eagle in the opening round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills - and Tiger Woods witnessed the action.
The 118th US Open gets under way at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in New York this week with six South Africans in the field.
Darren Fichardt, who had missed the cut at the past seven European PGA Championships, shot a superb first round of this year's edition.
George Coetzee and Dean Burmester, who have five European Tour wins between them, both return to star in the Sunshine Tour's Royal Swazi Open.
Dean Burmester finds himself one of the favourites ahead of this year's Dimension Data Pro-Am which tees off on all three courses at Fancourt.
South Africa's top golfers have had a stellar European Tour year winning seven titles and climbing up the world golf rankings.
South Africa's Dean Burmester says he is living a childhood dream playing in his first Nedbank Golf Challenge in Sun City this week.
Bloemfontein bomber Dean Burmester was champing at the bit to reignite what he termed "the best year of my career" at the Turkish Airlines Open.
Dean Burmester completed his first Major event and although he was delighted to make the cut, he was disappointed in the final result.
Louis Oosthuizen performed best of the South African golfers on the opening day of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills.
When he tees up at Shinnecock Hills, SA's Dean Burmester will not only make his first US Open appearance, but also his Major debut.
South Africa's Dean Burmester has qualified for the 118th US Open at Shinnecock Hills.
Dean Burmester made a brilliant eagle on the fifth hole at the Royal Swazi Spa Country Club to take a third-round lead of the Royal Swazi Open.
Dean Burmester won't be defending his title at the Tshwane Open this week, but will be embarking on an exciting challenge in Mexico.
Dean Burmester starts the South African Open with a sense of confidence that will make him one of the favourites in the tournament.
A new generation of South Africans made a presence on the European Tour this year and will look to take it further in the Mauritius and Joburg Open.
Dean Burmester is one of nine South African golfers eager to break the country's Nedbank Challenge drought at Sun City.
With the European Tour on a two-week break, some South Africans have returned home for this week's Sun City Challenge to maybe win something.
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