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The Race to Transform: Sport in Post-Apartheid South Africa Book Launch

21 May 2010
18:30 - 00:00

Date :

21 May 2010

Time :


GuestSpeaker :

Oregan Hoskins – President of the South African Rugby Union (SARU)


With kick-off to the FIFA 2010 Football World Cup a few weeks away, this timely collection takes stock of sport in South Africa, and provides a pioneering exploration of how sport reflects matters such as enduring inequality, racial transformation and the making (or otherwise) of a common South African destiny. Divided into chapters delving into a diverse set of sporting codes, the book enlivens and transcends the technical debates and contestations around transformation that have become such a prominent part of sports discourse. The book places an emphasis on how South Africa’s transition has impacted on township sport. Moreover, it provides a view on the relationship between elite and grassroots sport in the context of growing economic disparities. Written in a style that is accessible and interesting, it is essential reading for all South Africans including sport enthusiasts, administrators, social scientists and people with an interest in social change.

Refreshments will be served. All welcome.

Please RSVP  or tel: (031) 2425400


Durban: The ABSA Stadium Durban, Basil Medway Room, 2nd Floor – West Grand Stand, 12 Jacko Jackson Drive, Durban