I found this fascinating quote today:
I went to see Invictus the other night with Josh and Fred. The movie, set in 1985, is based on Nelson Mandela during the time he was the President of South Africa. He believed that if the Springboks (their rugby team) could win the Rugby World Cup game which was going to be hosted in South Africa, the win would be a way to unite the country. The movie is based on a true story. FYI- Springbok is generally on every menu in South Africa and is the national animal of South Africa.gothamgal.com, Gotham Gal, Dec 2009
You should read the whole article.