In the late 90s, Lightbodys Santos went through a transformation in image. With the logo being the statue of liberty, the current chairman, Goolam Allie, wanted to break away from the Americanization of the logo. The club went through a name change as well as a change in the logo, but kept their slogan of being 'the peoples team'. The name and logo has changed to what is visible today.
Santos was one of the major fighters in the apartheid years and played a major in the years of SACOS. The logo represents a soccer ball, but upon closer inspection it is people connected by the feet. As football is the biggest sport worldwide, it is the only sport that has brought people together and unified people regardless of the age, race and religion, as everyone is equal on the football field.
Having been rebranded in order to stay with the ever-changing trends, it is not surprising to find these cycles recycling themselves, evident in the logo that now holds strong similarities to the one adopted in the 1980s.
In short the logo represents the unity and equality that the club believes in within the Santos organisation as well as the environment in which it operates.