By winning the Rugby World Cup final against England on Saturday, SA became only the second country to secure three cup titles. In upsetting a heavily favoured English team, it also achieved the unlikely accomplishment of winning every World Cup final in which it has appeared.

All of that not only places SA among rugby’s elite nations, it also gives the country a golden opportunity to unite to address deep and growing economic, financial and social challenges. Moreover, the country’s victory not only inspires us, it provides an important lesson about succeeding in conditions of potential adversity...

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