Driving Racial Equality in South African Cricket

Yesterday Temba Bavuma became the first ever black South African to score a century in Test Cricket. A special moment for Bavuma, and an historic achievement. But amidst the celebratory headlines, there’s a nagging question:

What’s taken so long?

Twenty one years ago, Nelson Mandela donned a Springboks shirt and presented Francois Pienaar with the Rugby World Cup. Apartheid had ended four years previously, South Africa had its first black president, and now South African sport was on the world stage, Mandela showing us how sport could lead the way in redressing the balance and striving for equality. A seminal moment – but a seminal moment that was twenty one years ago.

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