Posts – Sport

Madiba: The avid sports fan and supporter

  • 13 December 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

Nelson Mandela was a keen boxer when he was young and clearly a sports fan. Many of those who met him in this capacity testify to his interest and enthusiasm. Here are a selection of Madiba sporting moments, tweeted by sports stars and their teams in the past week.

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Sublime surfing in South Africa

  • 21 November 2013 by Lethabo-Thabo Royds

South Africa is a fantastic place for surfing. Its unique location means you can choose to surf in the chilly Atlantic waters or warmer Indian Ocean waves.

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Houseboat on Jozini Dam

I’m sitting on the deck of Shayamanzi 2, one of only two houseboats that cruise on Jozini Dam in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Swaziland is just around the corner beyond the dam wall, and if you go 100km or so south you’ll hit the Indian Ocean. I’m surrounded by mountains, bushveld and, of course, water.

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Surfers Not Street Children

A group of young South African surfers are doing their country – and themselves – proud as they tour the United Kingdom as part of an innovative and successful project called Surfers Not Street Children, which aims to change the way that society perceives and treats street children around the world.

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Doing the Argus ... without the sweat

Here are some great spots to grab a place and watch the Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour go by.

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South Africa vs Pakistan cricket

Attention cricket fans: South Africa are hosting Pakistan for three Test matches, two T20s and five one-day internationals.

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AFCON (for dummies): Part II

Africa Cup of Nations information on teams, ticket sales, public viewing areas and training locations.

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AFCON (for dummies)

This 2013 Orange Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) football tournament kicks off on January 19 and ends on 10 February. Here’s the lowdown on what to expect.

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SA vs New Zealand cricket: Where to catch the action

A super summer of cricket awaits in South Africa, with the series between the Proteas and New Zealand’s Black Caps taking place from 21 December 2012 until 25 January 2013.

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Fishy business

It was that time of the year when man and Fish (the Great Fish River, that is) combined to stage one of the world’s top canoeing events in my home town of Cradock in the Eastern Cape.

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