1. You remember the 1995 Rugby World Cup victory.
You’ll never forget the sound of the final whistle blowing. The new South African flag was painted on your face, your voice was hoarse from cheering, and you wore your Springbok jersey for the next two weeks. Leon Schuster’s “Hie Kommie Bokke” is still one of your favorite songs.
2. Wearing shoes always felt like a punishment.
Shoes were optional and you always opted out. You didn’t care if your feet were dirty or thorn ridden. You went to school, the grocery store, and church (if you could get away with it) barefoot.