Apart from the sold-out stadium, thousands of South Africans followed the event on SABC, SuperSport and over social media networks.
Joburg sports fan Clinton van der Berg (@ClintonV) tweeted this photo, with the words, “This pic at FNB is magnificent for so many reasons.” I am sure most South Africans would agree.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the building of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, the second paediatric hospital in southern Africa.
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Bafana shine in win over Burkina Faso: Bafana Bafana produced an impressive attacking performance to defeat Burkina Faso 2-0 in a Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day clash at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday afternoon.
Five-star Springboks crush Pumas: The Springboks did full justice to the occasion of the Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day by delivering a stunningly ruthless performance to crush Argentina 73-13 in the opening match of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Saturday.