SA set to make Afcon a brilliant African showpiece

SA set to make Afcon a brilliant African showpiece

South Africa is determined to make the African continent proud by hosting a lively and brilliant 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), says Sports and Recreation Director-General Alec Moemi. “We promise a very lively and brilliant African showpiece, and we believe that South Africa will once again make Africa proud by a hosting a successful […]

Main continues marathon swim challenge

Main continues marathon swim challenge

South African adventure swimmer Kyle Main continues the pursuit of swimming all of the Eastern Cape’s major rivers at Gamtoos on Saturday. Main, a professional swimmer and coach based in Port Elizabeth will swim up to 20km’s of the river to the mouth, non-stop.  It will take hiim around four hours. Main has already successfully […]

R461.1m Afcon spending was ‘cut to bone’

R461.1m Afcon spending was ‘cut to bone’

The National Treasury has allocated an extra R461.1 million for South Africa’s hosting of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) soccer tournament, but no spending will go towards “extravagances”, says Deputy Minister of Finance Nhlanhla Nene. Speaking at a media briefing held shortly before the Minister of Finance Pravin Gordhan presented his Medium Term […]

2013 Afcon battle lines drawn

2013 Afcon battle lines drawn

The final draw for the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon), to be hosted by South Africa next year, has seen South Africa being drawn in group A with Cape Verde, Angola and Morocco. All these teams will be based in Durban. The host team is expected to go out guns blazing in their opening […]

NMMU outreach boosts township rowing

NMMU outreach boosts township rowing

For the next two Sundays (21 October and 28 October), 15 aspiring rowers from KwaZakhele and Motherwell will be put through their paces on Redhouse River, coached by Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s first and second team rowing crews. NMMU’s Learn to Row programme, which is funded by the National Lottery, aims to identify and nurture […]

Kings and Pumas dish up a roller coaster ride of emotions

Kings and Pumas dish up a roller coaster ride of emotions

A slow start by the EP Kings and a 4th minute try by JW Jonker (converted by JC Roos) set the tempo for a game that would see hardened rugby media (Ja Norman en Frana ek praat van julle!) jumping up and down in frustration and joy. The EP Kings answered the Pumas in the […]

Why the EP Kings Ascension to the Premier Division Looks Impossible

Why the EP Kings Ascension to the Premier Division Looks Impossible

The Eastern Province Kings cemented a home semi-final after thrashing the Griffons 60-19 in Port Elizabeth last Friday night to move to 55 points – eight points ahead of the second-placed Ford Pumas with just two rounds remaining. The EP Kings meet the Pumas at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Friday 21 September. Kick […]

More Kona slots for IRONMAN South Africa

More Kona slots for IRONMAN South Africa

The World Triathlon Corporation has increased IRONMAN South Africa’s IRONMAN World Championship qualifying slots to 50. This is great news for age-group athletes who aspire to race at the birthplace of the IRONMAN. The announcement comes only three months after IRONMAN South Africa event organisers, World Endurance South Africa, announced in June that qualifying slots […]

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