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24 July 2017 18:39 (South Africa)

Church and van Schalkwyk settle vuvuzela battle with minimum fuss, noise

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The Nazareth Baptist Church (Shembe) and Masincedane Sport Company, co-owned by Neil van Schalkwyk, have reach an out-of-court agreement on the matter of who invented the vuvuzela. Masincedane owns the trademark on the instrument, but the church says that the kudu horn (the modern vuvuzela's ancestor) was first was used by Prophet Isaiah Shembe in 1910. Legal representatives from both sides will meet over the next week to finalise a settlement.  Read more: The Sowetan

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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