How long before other local heroes, such as S’manga Khumalo, Lyle Hewitson, Muzi Yeni and Luyolo Mxothwa, seek greener pastures?
One should play to one’s strengths, we are often told. But can we really make that work?
South Africa is very strong in the rioting and looting department – but all that effort doesn’t seem to get us anywhere as a nation. We’ve been stealing, burning and maiming for decades but things haven’t got any better, have they?
South Africans also excel at golf. At the recent Open Championship at Royal St Georges in England, there were 13 of them in a 156-man field; at the 2021 US PGA Championship there were 11. And there are only 150,000 registered golfers in this country.
Compare that with 60 million regular golfers in the…