The Springbok is a graceful, distinctively marked antelope that is related to gazelles. It is the national animal of South Africa and is associated with athletics and strength.
King Protea is the national flower of South Africa and belongs to an ancient plant family, the Proteaceae, which dates back 140 million years. These regal flowers are named after the sea-god Proteus, one of the sons of Poseidon in Greek mythology.
The versatile Marula Tree has had many uses over thousands of years: the fruits and nuts as food, the wood for carving, the bark as dye. These deciduous trees are either male or female. The Venda people believed that if a woman consumed an infusion of bark from a male tree, she would give birth to a boy, and if an infusion from a female tree, a girl.
The configuration of the Zulu shield was chosen for the shape of the Capensis label because the shield represents the strength and nobility of South Africa’s historic Zulu and remains an important symbol to this day.