EXTRACT | Winging It: On tour with the Boks

2020-01-22 11:56

There was a row with distinct racial undertones between the locks in his preliminary squad, Geo Cronjé and Quinton Davids, not to mention how by then the naked truth was emerging back home of his infamous pre- tournament boot camp, Kamp Staaldraad.

OPINION: Faf, Fanon and how the Boks could come undone

2019-11-15 08:10

A decade of Jacob Zuma has made South Africans more desperate but also more wary of politics and receptive to Siya Kolisi's brand of sincere, lived-in pragmatism. It could all soon end in defeatism if Eben Etzebeth's denial of the charges does not stand up, writes Cecelia Balfour.

Dear naysayers of South Africa's unity

2019-11-14 12:26

The Springboks lead the change that South Africa needs, they lead us to another level of unity that we never thought to embrace before.

'Daddy has to lie to the boss today because the Bokke are coming to Delft' - excited dad explains dilemma to son

2019-11-11 21:12

Cheers erupted as the Springboks raised the Webb Ellis Cup when they passed through Delft during their trophy tour, and one dad in particular went to extra lengths to enjoy the moment with his son.

Is a granny's letter to Rassie Erasmus the key to the much lauded subs strategy?

2019-11-11 19:35

Was the threat of a good "patz" from one patriotic granny perhaps the motivation for Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus to get his substitutions strategy perfect? A heartwarming letter shared on the popular Facebook group #IAmStaying might prove to hold the clue.

WATCH | 'Aweh!' Kolisi and co delight thousands in Cape Town with one-of-a-kind entrance

2019-11-11 16:32

"Aweh, ma se kind!" Springbok captain Siya Kolisi shouted to the delight of thousands of "beautiful people" who had gathered at Cape Town's Grand Parade to congratulate the Boks on their Rugby World Cup win in Japan.

WATCH | Springbok captain Siya Kolisi receives warm welcome back in Zwide

2019-11-11 10:32

Springbok captain Siya Kolisi returned home to thousands of fans in Zwide, Port Elizabeth on Sunday during the team's victory tour.

Rugby is king: Kolisi, Am, Mapimpi & co. stop traffic and a soccer match in East London

2019-11-09 16:20

The Springboks received a rapturous welcome in East London, as they shared their Rugby World Cup win with the residents of Buffalo City.

NCOP, except for the EFF, congratulates victorious Springboks

2019-11-07 22:28

At about the same time as the Springboks were parading the spoils of their Rugby World Cup victory on historic Vilakazi Street in Soweto, MPs in the National Council of Provinces came out to congratulate them.

Mpumelelo Mkhabela: What it means to celebrate a true national achievement

2019-11-07 09:04

The fact that the detractors are coming out for all to see them is not a bad thing. It allows us to challenge them about their myopic attempt to elevate narrow racial considerations over national pride, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.

 

REVIEW | The uncomfortable truth about 'Siya Kolisi: Against All Odds'

2019-11-20 07:02

People who came into contact with Kolisi were always willing to take a chance on him, support him and invest in him, almost as though they were squinting into the future where they saw the man not only play for the Boks, but also captain them.

Landisa: What the Springbok victory meant to me, a child from rural Eastern Cape

2019-11-15 07:29

What those who echo such sentiments fail to appreciate is that one can be both critical and complimentary of the team, writes Kamva Somdyala.

Mamphela Ramphele: Let's leverage the Springboks' win for real change

2019-11-12 09:16

Redefining what that prosperity would look like needs to be done by leveraging the energies of millions of citizens dispersed in thousands of communities in both rural and urban areas, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Angry PE residents block rugby offices after Boks ditch tour in northern areas

2019-11-11 20:31

Disgruntled fans from Port Elizabeth's northern areas are calling on the Springboks to make a return visit after they failed to pitch up during the Webb Ellis Cup tour on Sunday.

PICS | Faf gives Tutu a glimpse of the national underpants

2019-11-11 18:18

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu got a quick glimpse of the national Speedo made famous by Springbok hero Faf de Klerk when he met the team at the Cape Town City Hall in his usual, jovial fashion.

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WATCH LIVE | Follow Springbok trophy tour through streets of Cape Town

Thousands of fans are expected to hit the streets of Cape Town when the Springbok victory tour passes through the city. Watch live here.

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Some angry Eastern Cape Springbok fans burn tyres after not getting to see their heroes

2019-11-10 20:38

Some disgruntled Eastern Cape Springbok fans, angered at not getting an opportunity to see their heroes up close, have protested by burning tyres and old furniture.

WATCH | Durban erupts with excitement as Bokke complete the second leg of trophy tour

2019-11-09 08:31

Springbok supporters in Durban waited with much anticipation for the world champions to drive through their streets during the second leg of their nationwide trophy tour on Friday. Watch.

'So beautiful seeing little kids running around' - Siya Kolisi during Soweto Trophy Tour

2019-11-07 20:11

"This is so beautiful seeing little kids running around. And we hope that this is going to be a new thing for our country, we going to pull together and fight as one to make this country amazing again," said Siya Kolisi.

The Springboks need to stop drinking champagne out of the Rugby World Cup trophy – but it will probably survive this week’s celebrations

2019-11-06 13:19

Long-term exposure to acid in all the booze players tend to drink out of trophies can cause them to to start peeling.

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