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So Over The Rainbow, Rugby & Reconciliation

  By Fezokuhle Mthonti and Ntombizikhona Valela There is a popular refrain that can be heard in the recent student movements across the country: “Sixole kanjani?” It is an invocation of words that were said all too often by black people during apartheid. “How can we possibly forgive this?” “How can we possibly move past [...]

The Secret Life of a Black Springbok

  With the rugby transformation debate raging in South Africa and Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer and the South African Rugby Union being criticised for the lily-white Springbok team, The Con received this insight from a former black rugby player. It is a piece that uses years of experience within the South African rugby fraternity as a [...]

SA Rugby: “Fake Patriotism”

  Johnnie Isaac   South African rugby represents the “rainbow failure”, says rugby writer Mark Fredericks, and quotas will not help. In an 12-page paper written for the International Sports Journal titled Injury Time – the rise of the 80-minute nation, he argues that rugby had never committed itself to racial inclusion. In September, the [...]