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25 Years Since Errol Tobias’ Debut Changed the Complexion of Springbok Rugby

  s debates about transformation in South African rugby rage, it is perhaps appropriate to recognize that last month’s incoming Ireland tour represented a significant anniversary in South African sport and a landmark in the country’s rugby history. In May and June 1981, when South Africa found itself a global sporting pariah because of the […]

Eusébio: “Portugal’s best player ever was an African from Mozambique”

On the day that Mozambique-born football legend Eusébio set forth for the other world, it’s likely a sieve-like dingy rowed from north Africa sardine-packed with African immigrants headed for Europe. The fate of thousands of African migrants who try to cross the Mediterranean is varied but uniformly bleak. Some, never making it to European shores, […]