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Does Saru Care About Transformation? – The Southern Kings As Case Study

At some point every rational-thinking South African rugby fan has to ask themselves this question; does the South African Rugby Union (Saru) actually care about transformation? Sure, all kinds of noises are made about transforming this sport we love, so that it can be more representative of South Africa –  but is Saru just talking the talk, or are they [...]

The New Black Panther Party and the PAC: A Brotherhood of Convenience

The New Black Panther Party was in South Africa recently. Kwanele Sosibo is still trying to figure out whether the movement can be anything more than divisive. The press release was unfortunate in its selection of quotes. It announced the New Black Panther Party’s tour of Soweto on the morning of March 22 – a [...]

(Im)perfect: Race, Identity and the Making of Hashim Amla

  Hashim Amla has arrived. His back-lift to gully now appears the sort of lazy flourish that bored twelve-year-olds develop because they are staggeringly superior to their opposition, rather than the defect that presumed he wouldn’t cut it at international level early on in his career. That twirl of a back-lift is now brought down to [...]