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The Makarapa Official Fan Gear in South Africa 2010 World Cup FIFA

The makarapa (also known as makaraba) is a creative artwork unique to South African soccer fans. It's basically a makeshift miner's helmet that has been modified with figurines and emblems identifying a favourite team or player. Some makarapas will boast phrases such as 'the time is now', 'Bafana Bafana' or 'Go Ronaldo'; others will sport figurines kicking footballs or large team logos.
Makarapas, along with vuvuzelas, are the 2 essential pieces of football fan gear in South Africa, and no doubt this locally inspired creation is going to grab the hearts and minds of international football fans during the 

Baloyi Makarapa - the original

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