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Proudly SA condemns Zara’s copy of local fashion brand, MaXhosa by Laduma's work
April 25, 2018

Buy-local advocate organisation Proudly South African issued a statement condemning Zara's supposed 'replication' of a signature design by Laduma Ngxokolo.

The organisation says it has “noted with dismay the unauthorized replication by Spanish fashion retailer Zara, of one of our brightest fashion design star’s work.”

Social media has since been abuzz after an Instagram post by Thebe Ikalafeng went viral.

“Laduma Ngxokolo, whose label Maxhosa by Laduma is in the process of becoming part of the Proudly South African movement, released his Khanyisa range of cardigans and socks in 2014, but we can now find the identical items in 2018 on the shelves of local Zara outlets.'

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The supposed copying of a local design is not the only issue Proudly SA has with the Spanish company.

The organisation says that it has been applying pressure on the international retailer"...

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April 25, 2018

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The African Development Bank has launched the Say No to Famine – Short-Term Regional Emergency Response Project, STRERP, for Somalia.

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Pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom and Serianu, a pan-African cybersecurity specialist firm, have announced a new partnership to improve cybersecurity standards and practices across Africa.

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Speaking at the opening ceremony of Sonatrach’s Scientific and Technical Days (JST11) event, which took place April 16-19 in Oran, Algeria, Sonatrach CEO Abdelmoumene Ould Kaddour said"...