We owe the Boks some hard work for our country

We owe the Boks some hard work for our country

The Springboks arriving outside Tshwane House to the celebrating supporters and to meet with the Tshwane mayor, 7 November 2019, Pretoria. Picture: Jacques Nelles

None but ourselves can achieve that transformation of society where racism, inequality and corruption wither and disappear.

It was one of the most poignant moments of the Springbok Rugby World Cup campaign: tough guy Duane Vermeulen with tears running down his cheeks shortly after Bok team staff member Matt Proudfoot whispered something in his ear. Proudfoot’s words to the Bok Number 8 were: “It’s for him…” Vermeulen’s dad – who passed away when he was just eight – wasn’t there to see his ultimate sporting triumph. So those tears spoke of a life of struggle and determination of a young man brought up by a single mom. But it also echoed the stories of many others in...




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