Pitch Battles: Sport, Racism and Resistance by Peter Hain and Andre Odendaal tells how apartheid South Africa was thrown out of world sport. Watch the book launch organised by Swansea Stand Up to Racism to hear how the campaign against the 1969-70 Springbok rugby and cricket tours is still relevant to today’s fight against racism in sport. Pitch Battles is published by Rowman & Littlefield International and is available from all good booksellers.
A fascinating new film, The Blindside, tells the story of Cape Town students who took direct action against the British Lions rugby game against the Springboks at Newlands stadium in 1974. You can watch it here