Tackle racism

Throngs are expected to descend upon OR Tambo Airport today to welcome the Springboks back home after their Rugby World Cup victory.

Throngs are expected to descend upon OR Tambo Airport today to welcome the Springboks back home after their Rugby World Cup victory.

The kaleidoscope of colour will include South Africans of all hues brimming with patriotism and national pride.

But, alas, a look at the team that had us screaming in joy and beating our chests as one nation, in a true spirit of Simunye, will be a stark reminder that our rugby has yet to fully embrace the country's transformation agenda.

Many excuses have been proffered as to why the Springboks remain essentially a white team, something akin to cocking a snook at nation-building.

It's about time rugby tackled its racism demons and reciprocated the goodwill shown it by the black majority.

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