Peter Bruce Columnist

Well, that was a fairly uneventful weekend. In a way it makes writing a Monday column that much easier. No-one “owns” a story. Wales beat the Springboks again and it was close. But we lost. Next weekend, back home and against the English it’ll be different won’t it? A new captain (which reminds me, in this very column last November I said Siya Kolisi would be the first black African to captain the Boks), and a new coach (sort of). Rassie Erasmus has to beat Eddie Jones and the only thing I know about Erasmus is that if his team loses he’ll be hard to find. Still, there’s lots of courage around. Mmusi Maimane, the leader of the DA, gave a strong interview to Ranjeni Munusamy which the Sunday Times rightly ran as its front page lead. This was Maimane’s coming out in a way. He knows there’s a lot of tittering about his social democratic leanings from the more classically liberal part of his party. This was him standing up for himself. “It was a mistake to keep Zille — Mmusi Maimane” sa...

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