The South African flag Wikipedia article consistently refers to the reddish color in the SA flag as chilli, both outside of and within quotes from SA's official interim heraldic description and the SA Constitution's plain-English flag description. (However, Heraldry#Tinctures does not list chilli among the common heraldry colors.)
I looked (not successfully) for references for chilli as a color, and am inclined to think the color would be the same whether called chilli, chili or chile. Does anyone know different, or have access to an authoritative reference?
meta.cooking.SE considers the "Chilli, Chili or Chile?" debacle at great length, but implicitly treating chilies as foodstuffs, not colors.