Primary school children sing the National Anthem at the start of the Jamboree
All it took was a football to break the ice between the Matseliso and Culcheth boys! 5 minutes in and there was a 500+ crowd cheering on the evenly balanced game.
Booysie was kind enough to host a Braai at his house in Florida. The students enjoyed lots of fantastic South African food and had chance to play in his pool.
The students finished the day by listening to Booysie's personal experience of Apartheid.
This is Booysie's passbook that he had to carry at all times. He was even arrested for being without it once.
The students quizzed Booysie and his family about their experience of growing up and living in South Africa. One of the questions was 'do you still suffer discrimination today, despite the constitution making equality and dignity law?'
Booysie smiled and informed the students that earlier in the week we had waited outside 'Mikes kitchen' (a lovely big restaurant in Johanesburg) whilst he and Boss had gone in to confirm our reservation. When inside both men were told that there was no space for our booking for 30 people as there had been a mix up when booking the tables...
However, when they informed the manager that their 26 friends were not black like themselves, but white and from from the UK... the table suddenly became available.
The children were obviously shocked and angry at this and instinctively wanted retaliation; they complained to Booysie that he should not have let us go in and eat there. They all would've preferred not to eat in a place that had been so blatantly prejudice and disrespectful. Booysie, however, simply laughed it off and said this is why I have no white friends in South Africa- all of my white friends are from the UK!