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Blast from the past: Black marks against Waterkloof


Blast from the past: Black marks against Waterkloof

Sports reporter

Today in sports history: May 2
1981 — Teachers from Waterkloof High refuse to have their rugby team play against a side from Christian Brothers’ College, Mount Edmund, because they are fielding two black players. The match was one of several scheduled between the two schools that day. The Waterkloof deputy principal refused to allow his team to play against a team with black players, and the CBC headmaster responded by cancelling all the games. The one black kid was the son of a former Transkei diplomat and the other the son of the then Malawian ambassador.

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