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SACTWU appreciates design criteria for Olympic kit
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May '12
Mr. Andre Kriel, General Secretary, The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU) has informed that SACTWU welcomes the decision by South African Sports Confederation And Olympic Committee (SASCOC) to choose a South African designer to design the official opening ceremony kit of the South African Olympic team.

We specifically welcome the decision that the design criteria require the outfits to be 'Proudly South African'.

This is what should have happened in the first instance, with the general kit.

Nevertheless, in order for the clothes to be truly Proudly South African, SASCOC must also ensure that they are manufactured by the hands of South African workers in local factories.

This latest initiative goes some way to restore some local pride. We hope it will be a stepping stone to better things, signalling a shift to consciousness amongst national sports bodies of the important role they must play in creating jobs in the country.

SACTWU now wishes the athletes well.

The Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers' Union (SACTWU)

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