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dc.contributor.authorDavids, M. Noor
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-14T10:50:10Z
dc.date.available2016-09-14T10:50:10Z
dc.date.issued2015-06
dc.identifier.citationDavids, N. M. (2015). A history of Collegians rugby club's survival: from apartheid to democracy. Journal for Contemporary History, 40(1), 144-161.en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn0285-2422 (print)
dc.identifier.issn2415-0509 (online)
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11660/4102
dc.description.abstractSince the establishment of democracy in 1994, South African sport has been influenced deeply by sociopolitical and economic changes. Political transformation and professionalization emerged as elements that define the sporting fraternity. Sport became a vehicle for nation-building. South Africans are encouraged to show patriotism through support for national teams but, at the same time, many township sports clubs are struggling to survive. This article relates the history of Collegians, a Mitchell’s Plain-based rugby club, formerly from District Six. It asserts that since its establishment, Collegians experienced two threats of extinction: apartheid, which they survived; and democracy, which brought uncertainty and a sense of insecurity. The research question addressed is, “having survived apartheid, what are the club’s future prospects in the face of sport transformation in democratic South Africa?” Semi-structured interviews, newspaper sources and self-reflexivity provided data. Drawing on rugby memory from District Six to re-establish the club in Mitchell’s Plain, the present malaise in the club can be ascribed to a combination of factors such as political, economic and structural changes in the rugby fraternity. Recommendations are made concerning the current impasse in the club.en_ZA
dc.language.isoenen_ZA
dc.publisherFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA
dc.subjectAmateurismen_ZA
dc.subjectCollegiansen_ZA
dc.subjectDistrict Sixen_ZA
dc.subject“Kanala dorp”en_ZA
dc.subjectNation-buildingen_ZA
dc.subjectProfessionalismen_ZA
dc.subjectRugbyen_ZA
dc.subjectSporten_ZA
dc.subjectTransformationen_ZA
dc.titleA history of Collegians rugby club's survival: from apartheid to democracyen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
dc.rights.holderFaculty of the Humanities, University of the Free Stateen_ZA


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