Team Ubuntu “Our diversity is our strength”
If Nelson Mandela hoisting the rugby world cup in 1995 was an act of reconciliation and ubuntu, the sight of a racially transformed 2019 Springbok rugby team again winning the world cup, was another huge moment of hope. This was a team of players that the nation could recognize as representing them. They brought hope to a still divided nation that our strength is in diverse people helping each other to achieve a common goal.
The big contingent of the SSL team South Africa comes from a disadvantaged background but have found a way to make it to the top of SA sailing with the support of their team captain Ian Ainslie, a 3 times Olympian in the Finn class, a NED Olympic sailing team head coach in London 2012 and Rio 2016 and started the Izivunguvungu school for transforming sailing in South Africa.