At the base of the logo are two gold links that contain the province's motto - UNITY IN DIVERSITY. The shield is blue, which represents the colour of the gown worn by the speaker in the Provisional Legislature.
Depicted on the shield is a gold coloured pickaxe symbolising the gold mine beginnings of the province and links to the name of the province. On top of the shield is a cornet, identical to the cornet on the head of the provincial mace. The shield is supported by two gold lions, with the gold symbolising the name of the province and the lion symbolising the lion’s share of the nation's economy. The logo must at all time be used with the Gauteng Provincial Government slogan: Kuyasheshwa: Gauteng Working Better