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2007 April gSTAR: Praxedis Dim

17-year old Praxedis Dim hails from the south of Johannesburg, Kliptown to be exact. She is a bright young prospect in the athletics world of South Africa, and is making her mark. Praggy, as she is known to those close to her, is a very shy young lady that was not even aware of her […]

Banyana Win, Fair Play Loses

Under impossibly contentious circumstances, the South African national women’s soccer team managed to overcome odds stacked against them, to secure a 4-2 (5-4 aggregate) victory over Equatorial Guinea.


Each of us is endowed with innate resources that enable us to achieve all we have ever dreamed of. This ability to endure takes many forms – the Olympic Games for example, bears ultimate testimony to physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual endurance, as athletes push the edge of the envelope and touch their dreams. […]

Changing Perceptions: SA Marathon Champ, Poppy Mlambo

Poppy Mlambo is undoubtedly among South Africa’s top female marathon runners on current form. Her determination to participate in the 2008 Beijing Olympics saw her shift her focus from track to longer distances, and its working wonders for her career. When she ran a full marathon for the first time a few weeks ago, she […]

A Dash of Concentration

Cindy Stewart is an athlete at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, and when she’s not about her main goal on the sprint track in training or in competition, she’s making her way through her second year of a B.Com (Marketing Management) degree.

SPAR Backs Hockey for R5m

There is good news for women’s hockey – supermarket giant SPAR has renewed its sponsorship of over R5 million for a further 3 years until the end of December 2009.

World Champs for Hockey Festival

Stellenbosch will be the centre of attention for all hockey lovers towards the end of this year and early in 2007, when 22 international matches will be played in the SPAR Hockey Festival at the Stellenbosch University Sport Performance Institute.  

Up the Creek with an Abbey

27 year old Abbey Miedema is known to most people of have followed the annual Dusi Canoe Marathons over the years, her surname becoming as well known in female canoeing circles as the Chalupski name is in her make counterpart’s division. But don’t let her know that you’re making comparisons: she’s more than happy to […]

Young Banyana Hailed

Banyana Banyana have failed in their bid to make it to the finals of the African Women’s Championship, after losing 1-0 to the Black Queens of Ghana, who scored from a penalty awarded in the dying moments of last night’s pivotal semi-final.

S Gauteng Confident of Retaining IPT Title

Johannesburg, Thursday, 17th August 2006 – Defending champions Southern Gauteng are confident of retaining their title at next week’s annual SPAR Women’s Interprovincial Hockey Tournament to be played at the Randburg Hockey Stadium in Johannesburg.

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