South Africa really needed cheering up, and the Rugby World Cup did that

- | 3 months ago

Then came the false dawn of Cyril Ramaphosa’s ascension, which made most South Africans believe that the good times were back, until the economy decided it would spend a little more time in the doldrums.

After all this, South Africans needed some cheering up, and the rugby was just the ticket. I went out onto the streets of my neighbourhood shortly after the final whistle blew and honestly, you'd think Madiba had been resurrected, or that Ramaphoria was still fashionable.

  The people were so deliriously happy.

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