Emblem at risk

South Africa's globally recognised Springbok rugby emblem is in the firing line after the ANC on Saturday proposed the creation of a single sports symbol.

South Africa's globally recognised Springbok rugby emblem is in the firing line after the ANC on Saturday proposed the creation of a single sports symbol.

Also at risk are the Protea emblem of the national cricket team and the insignia of the Bafana Bafana national football squad.

"The issue of one sporting emblem was discussed and it was recommended," ANC policy head Jeff Radebe said.

Party spokesman Smuts Ngonyama said the move was necessary to unite the citizens of a country in which sport remains a divisive racial issue 13 years after the fall of apartheid. - Sapa

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