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Just A Moment: A Memoir

Schalk Burger snr with Michael Vlismas

One of the greats of South African rugby shares the many layers of his colourful and eventful life. From rugby legend to businessman, wine farmer, cultural custodian, musician, father and grandfather, Schalk Burger’s memoir is an intensely personal and honest journey of the triumphs and hardships that have shaped the life of a much-loved South African.

Burger is a storyteller extraordinaire and he’ll have you snorting into your beer as you read about run-ins with officialdom, fisticuffs on the field, how he became the first white Springbok selected from a Coloured team, and the day Cheeky Watson asked to wash his feet. 

This is a glimpse into the life and times of one of the country’s most recognised figures, and told in the stories of the many lives that intersected with his. “Who am I, and how do I live? That is something this story will bring out of me.”


Schalk Burger Snr was a Springbok rugby player and businessman. He runs Welbedacht wine farm in the Cape. Michael Vlismas is a sports journalist and broadcaster who owns his own sports media agency. He is the author of several books.

Category:  Biography and Memoir
ISBN:  9781776190843
Publisher:  Jonathan Ball Publishers
On sale:  May 2021
List price:  R275 
Format:  Paperback
eBook ISBN  9781776190850 
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