World Cup Special

The whole world's gone crazy for Faf's briefs

10 November 2019 - 00:00 By ADELE SHEVEL

The Springbok rugby team had a life-changing week, but coming a close second may be the small business that created the colourful swimming briefs worn by Faf de Klerk in his spontaneous locker-room meeting with Prince Harry.

"It started off reasonably busy and then it got dramatically crazier each day. The response has been amazing," said Kurt Schmelzer, co-owner of online retailer BeanBagTheBrand, the small business based in Port Elizabeth that sells a range of apparel, including the "Saffa" swimming briefs with the South African flag design...

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