When herd behaviour is used for selfishness, all you’re left with is a smug sense of entitlement, writes Charlene Naidoo.
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.
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.
The Springboks lead the change that South Africa needs, they lead us to another level of unity that we never thought to embrace before.
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.
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.
"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.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi returned home to thousands of fans in Zwide, Port Elizabeth on Sunday during the team's victory tour.
The Springboks received a rapturous welcome in East London, as they shared their Rugby World Cup win with the residents of Buffalo City.
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.
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.
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.
What those who echo such sentiments fail to appreciate is that one can be both critical and complimentary of the team, writes Kamva Somdyala.
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.
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.
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.
Thousands of fans are expected to hit the streets of Cape Town when the Springbok victory tour passes through the city. Watch live here.
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.
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.
"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.
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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