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I don’t think I’ve ever been prouder than I was 27 years ago.


16 Oct 2020
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May Egg see the SA we deserve

Planes at OR Tambo international airport in Kempton Park, 20 August 2020. Picture: Neil McCartney

Today, 27 years ago, I was watching Francois Pienaar lifting the then Super 10 trophy on a little borrowed black and white TV-set in the maternity ward of the old Kempton Park hospital with my two-day-old son. I was 27 years old. On Wednesday, that boy celebrated his 27th birthday. His life is considerably different from mine at that age. I had by then already been forced to spend two years of my life in an unjust war that left the lives of thousands of young men, women and parents in tatters. I was married, cellphones didn’t exist and I...

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