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Francois Pienaar - Captain, South African Rugby Team, 1993 - 1996

HARDtalk is in Cape Town to meet Francois Pienaar who captained the South African rugby team when it won the World Cup in 1995. Before the game Nelson Mandela walked into the stadium in Johannesburg wearing the Springbok rugby jersey, which was once seen as a symbol of white minority rule. It came to be viewed as a defining moment for the emerging 'Rainbow Nation'. Francois Pienaar went on to develop a friendship with Nelson Mandela. George Alagiah asks him whether the hope and optimism generated that day is still alive today?

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30 minutes

Last on

Thu 12 Dec 2013 10:35


Role Contributor
InterviewerGeorge Alagiah
Interviewed GuestFrancois Pienaar