What is a Makarapa?

Thursday 1, July 2010


What is a Makarapa?


Okay, England are out of the World Cup. Yes, we know South Africa are out as well. But that is not stopping us enjoying it!


Lots of people have been wondering what on earth the hat in the picture worn by David is, following a special football match between Ulusaba Staff Ayoba – Yoba and Dumphries Arsenal.


Now Pride n' Purpose from Ulusaba, one of Virgin Limited Edition's luxury destinations, have the answer.


The You Magazine explains: "Alfred Baloyi, a former cleaner claims to have made the first Makarapa in 1979 after someone was hit by a bottle at a soccer match."


A friend gave him a construction-site hard hat for protection for watching the soccer. He decorated it and later added horns and cut patterns from the hat which he made stand up. Makarapa is township slang for hard hat and was previously used to refer to migrant mineworkers!"


So now you know! Go to Ulusaba's blog to find out more about Pride n' Purpose. Here is some action from the match as well - better than a few England players I think you will agree...



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