I agree.I myself have no real link to the flag. Other than standing there at attention every morning at mass when the flag was hoisted and singing "Die Stem". I can however relate to people who died for that flag, people who lost children fighting at the border against the Red Communist wave flooding the World. I have empathy for the people who have lost their husbands, friends, relatives and brothers.
I have a sense of utmost respect for the people who died protecting this country under that flag and the pride they showed while doing it. Even more so if you realize those who did it had no choice in the matter.
That is what I think about when I see that Glorious flag! A flag that so many people died for to protect. Just waving it away and saying it's an "Apartheid flag" is wrong in so many ways. In essence, this ruling is actually further dividing the nation in what the judge thought would be best to do in the interest of social cohesion. It's doing the exact opposite.
It does carry alot of symbolism.
It is sad that people do co-opt it for outdated ideologies. It is on that basis it has been banned.
People fought in WW2 under that flag for the greater good.
This legacy was tarnished by a select few.