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Mbalula enters the Sports scene

BY THABISILE MASIMULA FROM SAFETY and Security to Sports, that is the transition Fikile Mbalula made when he was appointed by the President Jacob Zuma as the new Sports and Recreation Minister. This cabinet reshuffle comes as Zuma’s plan to improve and speed up service delivery in the country. The South African sports officials welcomed […]

The controversial tourism charter re-visited

By SYDNEY MORWENG The contentious tourism transformation in South Africa will soon be under microscope in determining how far it has gone to develop and integrate the void which has been created within the tourism sector. The Tourism Charter initiated in 1996 and labeled by some as ‘unconducive’ will gauge whether tourism is really benefitting […]

We will sink the Wales, says Ausies' Robbie Deans

By ELLIOT MATHYE Australia coach Robbie Deans is still deciding on sending out the same side that beat New Zealand last weekend before his team begins with the European leg of their tour against Wales on Saturday, November 6. The former New Zealand international, was in charge of the Wallaby team that ended the All […]

Prins keeps Zobel under Birds wings.

BY ELLIOT MATHYE   Moroka Swallows chief executive Leon Prins has come out to defend the club coach Rainer Zobel saying it would be unreasonable to end his contract early despite the team’s inability to win games in the Absa Premiership. The Birds have not started the season on a good note,and are currently in […]

Kaizer Chiefs retain their Telkom Knockout Cup title

KAIZER Chiefs claimed a second successive Telkom Knockout title and put arch rivals Orlando Pirates to the sword for the second time in the space of three weeks with a crushing 3-0 win at the FNB Stadium on Saturday evening Former Free State Stars striker Sthembiso Ngcobo was the hero for the Amakhosi, completing a brace […]

Sharks win second Currie Cup in three years

The Sharks have again reclaimed the 2010 Currie Cup championship after they beat Western Province 30-10 at the Absa stadium in Durban on Saturday, October 31. The Natal based club outplayed the Cape side almost from the start, leading by 23-10 at halftime. Man of the match, Patrick Lambie scored 25 points for the Sharks […]

Razzaq overtakes Ingram in 1 day international

Pakistanian born, Abdul Razzaq hit an aggressive unbeaten hundred to help Pakistan pull off an incredible win in the second one-day international against South Africa in Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, October 31.   The elegant 30-year-old all-rounder hit a quickfire 109 off just 72 balls studded with ten towering sixes and […]

Mahlatsi resurface at Rovers

Blackburn Rovers striker Petrus Mahlatsi’s hat-trick gave the East London team their first win of the season. They beat Hanover Park 3-1 at the Wynberg Military Stadium on Sunday.   Rovers move in to seventh place on the eight team table while Hanover dropped to the bottom. Rovers coach Ian Palmer was relieved that his […]

SA Referees in CAF Champions League final

By FOCUS REPORTER South Africa will be represented at the 14th CAF Cahmpionsh League final between Esperance of Tunisia and TP Mazembe (DR Congo). The two will meet in the second leg final to be played on Saturday, November 13 in Tunisia. The South African flag will be flown high by Daniel Bennet, who will […]

Malinga out-box Domingo

Vusi Malinga beat Michael Domingo on a unanimous points decision in an eliminator to challenge for the IBF bantamweight title in Mafikeng on Saturday night. Judge Miroslav Brazio (Poland) scored it 117-111 and Jaap van Nieuwenhuizen and Neville Hotz, both from South Africa, had it 115-113 for the South African. The southpaw Malinga (53.08 kg), […]