Zapiro writes:

Against all odds, South Africa beat the then World cup holders, Australia on 25 May 1995 at Newlands in the opening game of the 1995 Rugby World Cup. Final score 27 - 18. The concept of 'Mandela power' or 'Madiba Magic' was born. -



Born in Cape Town in 1958, Zapiro couldn’t imagine a career in cartooning, so he studied architecture at University of Cape Town.

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© Zapiro | May 29, 1995 | Sowetan


A DREAM START to South Africa's very first Rugby World Cup campaign saw them beating current champions Australia in front of an appreciative home crowd.