ANDILE NDLOVU: Sport and the problem of the mind
'I think why people love sport so much, is because you see everything in a line. In that moment there is no do-over, there's no retake, there is no voice-over. It's triumph and disaster witnessed in real time'
One of the most memorable quotes I've ever heard being uttered by a sportsman came from tennis icon Venus Williams during her inspiring run at the Australian Open (where she lost in the final to younger sister Serena) earlier this year.
I thought about it again this week after learning of SA Rugby's laudable decision to launch a mental health helpline to assist players with their psychological needs.