Blast from the past: Naas the difference as Boks edge Cavaliers

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Blast from the past: Naas the difference as Boks edge Cavaliers

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Today in SA sports history: May 10

1981 — Reigning world champion Jon Ekerold wins the 350cc race at the Italian motorcycle Grand Prix in Monza. It turned out to be the final victory of his career. He missed the final three rounds of the GP season because of injury and ended second on the rankings. He moved up to the 500cc class, but never enjoyed the same level of success.

1982 — The Rand Daily Mail reports that a cross-country race between six schools from Johannesburg is cancelled because one of the teams, from St Martins, incorporated two black pupils. The other schools involved were Hoërskool Alberton, Varing, President, Fakkel and Marais Viljoen. One principal said the Transvaal Education Department had directed that parents must first give approval before their children can play sport against black pupils. The parents at his school had objected to their children competing in the event because of the two black runners...

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