Congratulations to South Africa’s National Rugby team, the Springboks, for winning their third Rugby World Cup in Yokohama, Japan! They beat England’s Roses with a final score of 32-12.

There is great excitement in the country right now. I watched the final minutes of the game at Cape Gate Mall. The atmosphere was electric; people from all walks of life were united in celebrating this great victory.

President Cyril Ramaphosa celebrating with the team
President Cyril Ramaphosa celebrating with the team (Image Source: CNN)

Yesterday as I was doing my running exercise, I passed through a predominantly white neighborhood. Some jubilant white youngsters were calling me Mapimpi, and I just waved and smiled at them. Who would not want to be associated with that name in these exciting circumstances?

Makazole Mapimpi is the winger who put South Africa clear with a fine try in the 66th minute and in the process, he became the first South African to score a try in a Rugby World Cup final. He ended the tournament’s ends joint-leading try-scorer with Wales’ Josh Adams.