Vuma FM station manager and businesswoman Phindi Gule went from non-runner to Ultra Marathon finisher in only eight months. Now, she is determined to encourage more women to tackle the gruelling race, which has changed her life.
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There are not too many people who can claim to be a member of the same elite club as South Africa’s cricketer of the 20th Century, Graeme Pollock. One such person is South African and Griqualand West/Free State cricketer Susan Benade. Earlier this season, Benade became the first person since unification to record a limited [...]
Tweet Lining up alongside your teammates for the playing of your national anthem is a special moment for any player, but for South Africa’s squad at Women’s Rugby World Cup 2010 the emotions are magnified a hundred fold. This is because the version of Nkosi Sikelel’ iAfrika played at Surrey Sports Park before all their [...]
“I’m a fighter!” she said. Her intensity was clear and passion immense. Lindiwe Mkhize plays football with all that her small frame contains. And then some. With her infectious smile and incredible enthusiasm it’s impossible not to believe her when she talks about her dedication to football. Girls and Football SA, an initiative that seeks [...]
Kate Roberts is probably not the South African athlete that you know the most about. You may not even have known that there is an individually contested triathlon that spans the globe each year, and that Roberts is one of South Africa’s brightest prospects in the mix. But this Bloemfontein-based blonde (one of a set [...]
Desperate to achieve her elusive dream, the privately unassuming but spirited road cycling champion raced the 2007 Pick n Pay Cape Argus Cycle Tour in Cape Town with a broken wrist, after being hit by a car two weeks prior to the race. She gamely managed to stay with the bunch to the descent of [...]
The stories coming out of about the ‘old’ ASA are pretty hair-raising, we are tantalizingly lead drip-by-drip from shredded documents to Mercedes-Benz for former execs at R1.00 each, but the high-visibility sideshow detracts from significant happenings, a kind of Robin Hood-esque coup d’état that is rarely encountered in sports-governing codes. And it’s kind of sad, [...]