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11-02-2010, 13:36:58
Yesterday I saw Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, starring Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon as Francois Pienaar, the Springboks captain. I thought it was an excellent film capturing as it did the need for reconciliation and togetherness between the Whites and the Blacks, and the use of the 1995 Rugby World Cup to achieve that.

The rugby scenes were a bit crap, but ironically that wasn’t the central message of the film.

It was an excellent feel-good film, tempered by the fact that with the likes of Jacob Zuma in power 20 years on and the state of the country as a whole, one wonders whether it was all worth it.