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February 11 1990: Mandela’s media conquest

Nelson Mandela’s release from prison was also South Africa’s first ‘media event’. And, despite the NP’s, and the SABC’s, attempt to control the narrative, the force of Madiba’s personality meant that he emerged as a celebrity

World Cup is reminding South Africans that sport is still divided

South Africa needs a new progressive sports movement that works for equality and peace based on mass participation and social justice

EDITORIAL: Boks a hope for all of us

Picture the scene. Siya Kolisi, the first black Bok captain, raised in Zwide township outside of Port Elizabeth, lifting the World Cup

Chester Williams and the making of modern South African rugby

Williams, the only black South African player in the 1995 Rugby World Cup, was a complex figure in complex times. He deserves to be remembered as such

Ramsamy recalls bitter battles with rugby boards

In the film <em>Invictus</em> former president Nelson Mandela narrowly wins grudging approval from the administrators to retain the Springbok emblem.

Ruben Kruger dies

Former Springbok, Free State and Blue Bulls flanker Ruben Kruger, lost his long battle with brain cancer and died in Pretoria on Wednesday.

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