Saturday, March 27, 2010

Millions of rands in counterfeit Bafana goods entering SA

By Ofentse Mokae
27 March 2010

Weekend reports says counterfeit Bafana Bafana supplies is flowing into the country ahead of the 2010 FIFA World Cup expected to kick start in June.

Reports say that about 20 containers of World Cup goods land in South Africa daily.

The value of counterfeit goods seized in the last six months amounts to almost R46m, this includes Bafana shirts to the value of R20m.

According to the Saturday publication report, Fifa’s legal team, Spoor and Fischer, have confirmed that the majority of the illegal goods are coming from the Far East, in particular China.

Local Organising Committee spokesperson Rich Mkhondo says the committee is concerned, but they are confident that the police will deal with the issue.


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