Mandela, you can’t eat the ball

Posted on July 16, 2010


While the eyes of soccer fans throughout the world focused on the emotion and the glitter coming from South Africa, few  were aware of the grim realities of poverty and xenophobia behind. Mainly against immigrants from other African countries crammed in buildings abandoned by its white owners, lacking water and services of any kind.

By way of contrast, this article tells the story of how soccer was of great help for black militants to gather in a time when political activities were forbidden for them.