Sport can foster social cohesion: President Ramaphosa

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- sabcnews.com | 2 weeks ago

President Cyril Ramaphosa has lauded the victory of the Springboks this weekend saying it confirms that South Africa is a nation, determined to find unity in its diversity.

In his Monday letter to the nation, President Ramaphosa said the manner in which the country rallied behind the national rugby team shows the potential of sports to foster social cohesion. His view is however not shared by all with a future on social media erupting after comments by a number of people including the Economic Freedom Fighters’ Mbuyiseni Ndlozi referring to the race dynamics surrounding the team.

While it has evoked nostalgia for many,  it has also opened up debate on whether South Africa is on yet another rainbow nation project attempt.

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