We have all known for years that the name of the national side is intellectual property that is not owned by the National Team. The owners, who have benefitted financially from the teams success (sic), arfe prepared to sell it for a mere R33m. SAFA ist seems is not keen to purchase but rather would preger to change the name.
I don't have a problem and quitre the reverse to pay R33m for a name instead of spending it in the development of the sport would incur my displeasure.
Maybe we should name them after the appointed national emblems?
We could call them the proteas after the National Flower or even the Blue Cranes after the National Bird. The Yellowwoods after the National Tree has a nice ring to it and we could keep the same yellows in the strip.
Maybe we could even be so bold as to suggest the Springboks but that may result in open feud with another national side.
Of course we could be boring and follow the rest of the world and know them by the country of origin - South Africa,