A win will inspire us


- news24.com | 5 months ago

SOUTH Africa will not be a different country when we wake up on Sunday morning, but we need to win the Rugby World Cup like the Karoo needs rain.

It’s been 24 tough and sobering years since Francois Pienaar and former president Nelson Mandela lifted the Webb Ellis Trophy in 1995. As much as we can wax lyrical about how that victory brought South Africans together, we are much more mature and realistic about where we are as a nation today.

One rugby game of 80 minutes will not solve our massive problems of unemployment, poverty and inequality.

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