I will never forget the day. It was the beginning of 2010, I was 25 years old, living in Oxford (England) with a 55-year-old Canadian named Rod, and a guy from New Zealand named Ed, who was about my age and became one of my best friends till this day. We were about to watch a South African film directed by Hollywood, and I was so excited and proud to show my flatmates what South Africans we're made off! The proud nation that we are and how we could stand together to accomplish great things! This was exactly what the film Invictus was about, directed by the legend himself, Clint Eastwood. With Matt Damon playing Francois Pienaar, (the Springbok captain), and Morgan Freeman playing Nelson Mandela, probably one of the greatest leaders of all time. The film was about the 1995 Rugby world cup, but also about Nelson Mandela and the vital role he played in our nation's future during this time where we needed a victory so desperately!
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