SOUTH AFRICA: Bleached Bleachers

South Africans of all shades are ardent sports fans, but at sporting events, as everywhere else, the blacks and the whites are rigidly segregated. Herded into their Jim Crow section (generally about a tenth of a stadium's capacity) at international matches, the non-whites frequently show their resentment by cheering loudly for any team not composed of South Africans. Three weeks ago, at a rugby match between the British Lions and South Africa's own crack Springboks, the black cheers for Britain almost drowned out white enthusiasm for the local club.

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