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Challenging Stereotypes

Is she a girl or is she a boy? That’s been the level of debate surrounding teenage athlete sensation Mokgadi “Caster” Semenya at home and abroad. The question we should be asking ourselves in South Africa and in a globalised world steeped in gender stereotypes is how this young woman, who defies all templates of […]

Proteas Training Squad Announced

Convenor of the Women’s national selection panel, Denise Reid, has announced a 23-member squad that will assemble at the High Performance Centre at the University of Pretoria for a training camp from 28-30 December 2008 as South Africa steps up its preparations for the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup taking place in three months time […]

Cricket is Here!

It’s cricket season, and the allure of summer has set the tone for an awesome season, so its time to get out there and support this great game. I travelled to Bloemfontein and Kimberley to watch Graeme Smith and the Proteas play Kenya in two MTN One Day Internationals last weekend, and it was great […]

Being In the Moment

Last month we spoke about using the vibrancy of our five senses to give us guidance in making positive choices. Slowing down to pay attention to the world around us through our senses is about mindfulness, and being in the present moment. In the craziness of the information age where success is measured by being […]

Nabeehah Makes History

Fighter Nabeehah Sayed made history for South Africa, when she became the first person to bring home a gold medal from the WAKO (World Association of Kickboxing Organizations) World Championships, which took place in Naples, Italy from 24-27 September 2008, where she represented a 66-member Springbok team, along with her coach and cousin, Irshaad Sayed.

Cricket’s World Cup Contenders

Women’s cricket worldwide is being taken more seriously, led by the sincere support of the International Cricket Council (ICC), which has put increased resources behind the women’s game, leading to an ever-improving profile in many countries. In March next year, eight countries will participate in the ICC Women’s World Cup in Australia, which promises to […]

Pinnacle Point Promotes Cricket

More than 3750 children from disadvantaged communities in the Western and Southern Cape took to the streets for the 2008 Pinnacle Point Street Cricket League which kicked off on Friday, October 10, as cricket takes over the sporting landscape this summer.

Putting 2010 First

I was recently in London on an incredible trip with a group of South African sports administrators, during which we had the privilege of meeting inspirational individuals who contribute to sporting excellence in Britain.

Records in the Big Blue

Cape Town based Freediver Hanli Prinsloo has been on the West Coast of Sweden competing in the Nordic Deep Freediving Competition. Freediving is the sport of diving as deep, as long or as far as possible on one single breath of air. She surprised herself and her competitors by setting four new South African records […]

Reflecting on Olympics 2008

The iconic 2008 Beijing Olympic Games venues, the Water Cube in front of the Birds Nest, pictured during the Games’ Opening Ceremony. All pictures courtesy SASCOC. As South Africa reflects on a rather disappointing Olympic Games campaign, there is one thing the country can be proud of – the number of women in the team […]

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