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South African cricket: from racist to rainbow nation and back again

27 September 2016

3:34 PM

27 September 2016

3:34 PM

South Africa v England - 1st Test Day OneThe obsession with race in South Africa has clearly not ended with the demise of National Party rule in 1994.

Despite all the verbal dross to the contrary the ANC remains, after 22 years in government as obsessed as even the strongest verkrampte in the long years of nationalist (White) rule.

Cricket is a case in point.

After a generation in the wilderness, from 1970, South Africa was readmitted to international cricket with a one day match against India in November 1991 and a test match against the West Indies in April 1992.

SA were clearly the best side in the world when they...

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