Elana Meyer: Sport Before and After Democracy

Elana Meyer: Sport Before and After Democracy

South Africa has always been blessed with brilliant athletes on the local scene but segregation meant they could not compete together and in turn were not exposed to international competition until 1991. Under apartheid the international community’s boycotts meant...
Determined to Change Women’s Sport

Determined to Change Women’s Sport

Lwandile Simelane is the youngest board member of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and the Head of the organisation’s Women’s Commission. Simelane hopes that in five years’ time, women’s sport will be fully commercialised,...
Van Niekerk Praises Momentum Proteas’ Progress

Van Niekerk Praises Momentum Proteas’ Progress

They say with risk comes reward. For instance, appointing a 23-year-old to lead the Momentum Proteas Women in 2016 could be considered risky. Breaking new ground with a third-place finish in the ICC Women’s Championship and a guaranteed spot in next year’s ICC Women’s...
Danelle Wentzel Puts SA Archery on The Map

Danelle Wentzel Puts SA Archery on The Map

Compound archer Danelle Wentzel once said that archery is a mind game and the one who can handle the pressure the best is the one who is going to win. It is that attitude that saw Wentzel win a gold medal during the Archery World Cup in Antalya last year.to give South...
Laura Wolvaardt Keeping Her Momentum Going

Laura Wolvaardt Keeping Her Momentum Going

Momentum Proteas batting star, Laura Wolvaardt, started 2020 on a high note grabbing global attention as she was named among the best as she was included in the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Team of the Tournament. The 20-year-old’s cricket career has grown in leaps and...