Trevor Stevens
2 minute read
19 Oct 2019
6:45 am

We need to find a way in SA to pull together

Trevor Stevens

The mood is sombre. People are battling to make ends meet, load shedding has once again reared its head and tensions – both politically and racially – are at a boiling point.

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The memories from the 2010 Fifa World Cup – on African soil for the first time – are something I still hold dear to this day. For a few weeks in June and July nine years ago, SA came together. The problems facing each one of us daily were put on hold as we opened our arms and welcomed the world to our backyard. A walk through the streets showed people pulling in the same direction, celebrating South Africa’s rare chance to shine at hosting a tournament of this stature. It was a time when people put their differences aside...