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Sports, Apartheid and South AfricaFrom 1948 to about 1994, the National Part in South Africa initiated the apartheid system that enforced racial segregation and disparity of civil rights. This had a trickle-down effect into the sports that were played in South Africa. One thing that sticks out is the effect thatit had on the Rugby. In the movie Invictus, Nelson Mandala played by Morgan Freeman is released from prison after spending 27 years in. Four years later he becomes the First black president of South Africa. During his term, the Rugby World Cup was held in South Africa. Just prior to the rugby world cup, He runs into conflict when the racial tension between the black South Africans and the white South Africans start to spill over into the national sports they are involved in. Mandela realizes the black South Africans are cheering for England in one of the games vs cheering and supporting their own team whose symbol encourages racial segregation and oppression proving the apartheid to be corruption. This leads Mandela to take a stand and