The Tshwane Sports Council (TSC), which was formed under suspicious circumstances two years ago, will on 31 March officially become the governing body of sport in the Tshwane region.
And according to the Beeld newspaper this new council is keen to replace the daisy and light blue colours with a more representative emblem and colours.
The daisy has been prominent on the Blue Bulls rugby team’s jerseys for years and feature on most of Northern Gauteng sports teams’ shirts.
â€śAll sports codes in the region would have to conform to the TSCâ€™s constitution,” a well-informed source told Beeld.
â€śEven though the Blue Bulls and Bulls emblems are registered trademarks, there will definitely be political pressure for only one sports emblem to be used for sports teams.â€ť
The Blue Bulls Rugby Union (BBRU) and the Notherns Cricket Union (Titans) have already indicated they are against this new proposition.
Elise Lombard, CEO of Northerns, said the daisy is the teamâ€™s registered trademark.
Chaka Croukamp, vice-president of the BBRU said it doesnâ€™t make sense from a commercial point of view to change the teamâ€™s registered trademark.
â€śIt is the unionâ€™s registered trademark and is known worldwide.â€ť
Twenty-eight sports codes have already indicated that they do not support the new proposition.
In 2010 the Tshwane Sports Council made five suggestions – all with the colours white, black, yellow and green – to replace the light blue.