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What's a World Cup makarapa?

Makarapas - colourful hats for the World Cup

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If you don't know what a makarapa is, then you will do when the World Cup comes around.

The colourfully decorated hats were invented in South Africa and they're set to become a must-have this summer.

Alfred Baloyi thought of the idea over 30 years ago - he was inspired at a football match when someone gave him a miner's helmet to wear to protect his head.

There's a design for every country taking part and so many people want one that Alfred's had to open a factory to cope. He and his team of artists are hand-making up to 80 hats a day.