Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Workers Call on FIFA to Ban Foreign Manufacture of Memorabilia

South African laborers and union officials are protesting over the controversial manufacture of World Cup memorabilia outside of South Africa.

Members of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) protested outside FIFA's offices last week insisting that no more memorabilia for the tournament is imported.

The complaints erupted after it was reported that 'Zakumi', the World Cup mascot, was being manufactured in China. Since then, it has emerged that many other products, such as scarves, shirts and blankets, are being brought in from outside South Africa.

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