From Ashe to Ashwin.
Confronting the thorny issue of merit based appointments in society. It may be connecting some very obscure dots, but former Springbok rugby player, Ashwin Willemse’s walking off the SuperSport set reminded me of tennis champion Arthur Ashe’s rebellious tour of South Africa some 45 years ago. The two events may be on a completely different scale. Ashe’s defiance of the global sport isolation of South Africa was a highly significant activist gesture against existing racial pre