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PROMINENT soccer fan Freddy "Saddam" Maake has praised the government for its Fly the Flag campaign to educate South Africans about national symbols during ongoing Fifa World Cup.
The campaign is the brainchild of Arts and Culture Minister Lulu Xingwana and her deputy Paul Mashatile.
It has proved to be a roaring success and the national flag, just like the Bafana Bafana jersey, has become a sought-after item.
"Almost everybody that you come across has been proudly carrying or hoisting the South African flag everywhere," Maake said.
"The decision by the department (of arts and culture) is a great one and it is one of the legacy projects of the 2010 World Cup.
"The department has also joined forces with the SABC and municipalities to set up public viewing areas so that our people in remote areas can also watch all the 64 World Cup matches.
"I was so happy to hear that even people in my area in Tzaneen have a public viewing area set up at the NkowaNkowa Stadium," Maake added.
The department has also roped in king of kwaito Arthur Mafokate's 999 Music stable to teach South Africans about some of the national symbols.