I was never invited to a team braai – Thando Manana describes being the first black African to play for the Griquas
‘Obviously they kept to themselves, so I couldn’t go and attend a team braai with the guys – I never did, because I was never invited to … you just met at training.’
Robert Marawa on why you need to read Being a Black Springbok: ‘I don’t talk up things that I don’t believe in’
Being a Black Springbok: The Thando Manana Story, written by Sibusiso Mjikeliso, was launched in Port Elizabeth recently with Robert Marawa.
Don’t miss the launches of Being a Black Springbok: The Thando Manana Story in East London, PE and Joburg
Join Pan Macmillan for these launches of Being a Black Springbok: The Thando Manana Story in East London, Port Elizabeth and Johannesburg!
Thando Manana was the third black African player to don a Springbok jersey after unification in 1992, when he made his debut in 2000 in a tour game against Argentina A.