Aranos has been proclaimed on the 15th of January 1958 as a Village, according to
Ordinance no.16 of 1937. On 01 September 2010, Aranos was proclaimed a town by the
Minister of Regional and Local Government and Rural Development via Government Gazette
No. 4556. The current council consists of seven (7) elected members which include
a mayor, deputy mayor, a management committee and ordinary members. The staff structure
consists of the Chief Executive Officer, who is the head of administration and two
department heads for finance, administration and HR and one for Technical Services
and Engineering. The newly staff structure makes provision for 39 positions although
only 18 positions are currently filled.
From the northern corner beacon of tar farm Westminster no.250, situated in the
Magisterial district of Gibeon South West Africa, along the boundaries , but, excluding
the following properties in succession , namely Westminster no.250,Cambridge no.
249, Cleopatra no.248, Braynard no509, Goedgevoden no.403, Sollum no. 251 up to the
northern corner beacon of the farm Westminster no.250, being the point of beginning.
It is part of Mariental Rural District. Aranos covers an area of approximately 38
000 square kilometers. The district is bordered in the North by Omaheke Region, in
the South by Gochas, in the West by Mariental district and in the East by Botswana.
· THE BANNER.
“UNITY IN DIVERSITY”
Symbolize that all Aranos inhabitants have to Unite after hard times of suffering
and stand together and reconcile with those who caused Diversity.
· Blue Background .
Symbolize the promising blue sky.
· Camel Thorn Tree.
Symbolize the strength , resistance against hard times.
Resistance of natural habitat of the Kalahari dessert.
It give also shade, and food and beauty to the flora and fauna of Aranos
· Red Dunes.
Symbolize the unique , aesthetic value to attract people.
It further symbolize that desserts are hard to survive on, but the people have adapted
to survive under tough conditions.
Resemble the toughness of Aranos people during bitter days of Apartheid, Racism and
Discrimination before independence.
After hard times independence came as a healing for the sufferings for Aranos people
so as the “ALOE” also used for medical purposes.