It seems as though the rumours had some truth to it a few months back. I just read on IOL that the ANC are planning to unite SA sports under one emblem, The Protea.
I am a bit torn over the issue. Should the Springbok die? Should the national emblem not be the Springbok over the Protea? I think the Protea is a tad bland and boring.
However the Kiwis are not actually represented by a kiwi. They have a freakin’ leaf, they aren’t represented by All Blacks, but are still called that. So who’s to say that our emblem can’t be a Protea and we still call the team the Bokke?
Only time will tell.
Here’s what Mr Oregan had to say:
My personal view is that the Springbok emblem should be retained, because it has the ability to unite the nation, as was demonstrated during and after the World Cup. I still see all South Africans, of all colours and creeds, wearing the Springbok shirt and jersey around me.
“So I’m shocked to hear about this now,” Hoskins said.
At least Oregan has something valuable to add. De Villiers on the other hand shows a bit of a yellow belly:
That’s a policy matter, and I don’t think I will ever comment on policy matters my bosses will do that.
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