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  • 1. “ Playing the enemy” (2008)
  • 2. Different main characters: Rugby World Cup final. 1995. + than sport: union, democracy, tribute to Mandela. “ One team, one nation”
  • 3.
    • Rugby & Springboks
    • Afrikaners
    • Apartheid opression
  • 4.
    • John Calin:
    • “ Sport was a powerful mobilizer of mass emotions and shaper of political perceptions”
    • *1936. Berlin, Hitler, Aryan superiority.
    • 1980. Winter Olympics. Hockey victory <> Soviet Union.
    • GOOD APROACH TO MANDELA
  • 5. Options… 1.- To explain the story line. 2.- To focus on the match. But… people&policy
  • 6. PEOPLE Nelson Mandela: “ Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, the power to unite people. It’s more powerful than goverments in breaking down racial barriers”.
  • 7. POLICY Apartheid (1948-1994)
  • 8. Lawyer, revolutionary and amateur boxer Arrested, 1962-1990 27 years in jail! 1994. Democratic elections ‘ one person, one vote’ Mandela president (1999) ANC. African National Congress Xhosa tribal robes.
  • 9. Before…
  • 10. In prision: Mandela learnt Afrikaner, read about rugby and study laws. To finish with slavery, abandon the ‘armed struggle’. New kind of revolution. “ The way to kill apartheid was to persuade white people to kill it themselves, to join his team, submit to his leadership”
  • 11. Mandela’s character: “ Mandela, as a man of the world rather than a man of one volk , had a capacity the general lacked to penetrate the minds of people culturally different from himself” Polite, elegant, nice person, charming, with social abilities, self-confidence…
  • 12.  
  • 13.
    • Political system based 3 perverse laws:
    • The separate Amenities Act.
    • Beaches, public transport, school, cinemas…
    • The Group Areas Act.
    • Living together, the ‘townships’ .
    • Population Registration Act.
    • Order of privileges: Whites, Coloureds, Indians and Blacks.
  • 14. The national reconciliation: AmaBokoBoko (an African name for the Springbok rugby team)   P The new anthem, ‘God bless Africa’ &quot;Nkosi Sikelel' iAfrika&quot; , official with ‘Die Stem’ The call of South Africa.
  • 15. Thank you very much! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ncwee9IAu8I