Skip to main content

The Economist released this interview that they had with Chester Williams earlier this year, before his sudden death a few weeks ago. In it, they spoke to the rugby legend about what his life was like under apartheid.

Chester formed a vital part of a trailblazing South African national team that won the Rugby World Cup in 1995. The victory came just one year after Nelson Mandela was elected, spelling the end of racist policies in South Africa. Chester became a nationwide star and was a hero among black South Africans. He was an excellent role model for people all over the world as well.

In this interview, he recounts the prejudices he faced, despite being a world-class rugby player. He was not allowed to attend many social events and was sometimes even told to get changed on the bus before a game. But Chester proved on the pitch that there’s no reason to ever treat national heroes in this way. Sadly, the rugby start passed away at just 49 years old this month. Although he’s not longer with us, his memory as a symbol of black pride in South Africa will live on forever.

The Economist|Chester Williams|Interviews

Love great video content?

We’re hand-picking the best videos from around the internet and putting them in one easy to use place.

Explore The Video Suite

Feeling inspired by this?

Create your own video content with Nemorin Film & Video, the world’s branded video agency. Get started today.

Recent Posts

Charities & Causes

Poignant Video From CALM Shows Last Videos of Suicide Victims

This short video from CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) highlights the invisibility of some mental…
Big Brands
Love Rules All In Calvin Klein Pride Campaign
Counting Sheep In New York Parks
Ads & Promos
Spin Right Round With B&Q
Don’t Let The Sinkhole Get You Down In Bob’s Burgers Trailer

Leave a Reply