Mandela saw sport as a way to bring South Africans together

See on Scoop.it - The Scoreline Diminishes Sometimes sport really does make a difference in society. At least Nelson Mandela thought so.See on theconversation.com

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Nelson Mandela 1918-2013

"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 governments in breaking …