First Bafana Bafana missed out on qualification for Russia 2018.
And that’s an understatement, they actually ended up rock bottom of their qualifying group.
Eish, let me rather change the subject.
Then the Springboks got hammered in Dublin.
OK, we’ve moaned enough about that for one day.
To rub even more salt in our wounds, SA lost out in the bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup - to France.
After presenting an impressive bid, it was the 23 World Rugby Council nations who voted against SA.
Now, nobody knows the real reason for the way the members voted.
Many people have speculated that it was because of our high crime rate, our junk status economy, political uncertainty, Jacob Zuma, even the military coup in Zimbabwe.
These are all just conspiracy, however.
It was a secret ballot so we’ll never really know the true reasons.
Amid all the gloom, there was actually plenty to cheer about this week.
It went by virtually unnoticed that Cape Town a capella singing group AnecNote won SA’s Got Talent last weekend.
They’re now R500 000 richer. Congratulations! You’ve done us proud.
This weekend (especially if the Bokke bomb again in Paris) tune in on Sunday to watch the amazing Paxton Fielies vie for the Idols SA title.
The 17-year-old songbird from Bishop Lavis has been nothing short of an inspiration to Capetonians, who have rallied behind her.
Munier would like to wish our future pop superstar the best of luck for Sunday’s finale.
Hier kom onse idol!