Wrestling with the South African flag

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People don’t want to believe me when I tell them that the Great (South African) Flag on the Donkin Reserve is 15 meters by 10 meters in size.  That’s about the size of a tennis court.  Flying at the top of the 65 meter high flagpole it’s hard to imagine the size, but when they bring it down in the afternoons you actually get a better idea of how big it is.  Now imagine a flag that size being taken down in a gale-force wind.  Normally they bring it down (or not even put it up) if the forecast is for strong or gale-force winds, but sometimes they are caught off guard.  Like in this video.

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  1. Jo

    Oh and PE is such a windy city. you've written about this flag before and I definitely believe you!