General Hlaudi's latest idea: Uniform for SABC staff
If SABC chief operating officer Hlaudi Motsoeneng has his way, employees of the public broadcaster will soon be forced into uniform. In an interview with City Press, Motsoeneng said he had been "thinking maybe our employees should have uniforms so that they can understand unity".But what would the uniform look like? Perhaps something like this:HEADGEAR: The doek. Perfect for expressing both uniformity and individualism - the doek has the auspicious ability to unite but, at the same time, be a symbol of protest. UNIFORM: The safari suit, updated in modern African print. The safari suit is a nod to the old oppressors and - updated in a fashionable print - a great reminder that, while things change, everything stays the same.FOOTWEAR: Gumboots. Not only a poignant symbol of the exploitative past and synonymous with the controversial mining history, these hard-wearing rubber boots would provide the perfect protection for wading through all Motsoeneng's missives.