Sean Van Staden
Columnist
1 minute read
2 Aug 2014
6:00 am

Look to rugby for top sporting blueprint

Sean Van Staden

By nature, South Africans love to try to solve problems.

Sean van Staden

This can cause lots of tension between stakeholders with different ideological views on how things should be done. It is only through crisis that bull-headed decisions may come to the table more openly to try improve the state of the crisis. Many sporting codes in South Africa are in desperate need of an overhaul in order to begin the journey to success. Perhaps, in order to be successful, we need to innovate?

Nelson Mandela once said: “Sport has the power to change the world … it has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers.”

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