15:58 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 23, 2013
Southern Kings players, Tomas Leonardi, Nicolas Vergallo and Jaco Engels have all been called up to represent their respective national teams.
Argentinean nationals Leonardi and Vergallo will both be heading to Argentina to join the National Senior Team from the 2nd of June to the 23rd of June, while Engels, who holds South African citizenship but also qualifies to represent Namibia, has already left for Windhoek, where he... read more
12:54 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Grey High School captain and flanker CJ Velleman will lead the EP under 18 Craven Week team in this year's edition in Limpopo from 7 to 13 July.
Centre Luan Nieuwoudt of Nico Malan is the vice captain in a team that went undefeated in last year's tournament in Port Elizabeth.
The 22 man squad boasts 5 players from Brandwag and 9 from Grey High School.
Pearson has three representatives and there are one apiece from Otto d... read more
12:02 (GMT+2), Wed, Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Southern Kings flyhalf, Demetri Catrakilis has been called up to the Springbok training squad, and will be joining the rest of the team on a training camp in Durban next week, after the Cheetah's game.
Catrakilis became the first South African in seven years to exceed 100 points in his Super Rugby debut during the game against the Highlanders, and currently boasts 107 points, ranking as the ninth highest point scorer in the... read more
14:42 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Fullback SP Marais starts his first game since injuring his knee two months ago against the Chiefs, when the Southern Kings take on the Cheetahs at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
Marais is the only change to the starting 15 that beat the Highlanders last time out with George Whithead dropping to the bench.
Vice captain Andries Strauss has passed a fitness test on the shoulder he injured against the Highlan... read more
12:49 (GMT+2), Tue, Tuesday, May 21, 2013
PE-based Surfing South Africa vice-president, Johnny Bakker, has announced that Jeffrey's bay surfers, Dylan Lightfoot and Gina Smith, will be captain and vice captian respectively of the 2013 South African Junior Surfing team, as they head to Nicaragua next month.
They will compete in the 2013 ISA World Junior Surfing Championship, a prestigious surfing event that is regarded as the "Olympics" of junior surfing,... read more
12:37 (GMT+2), Sun, Sunday, May 19, 2013
Limpopo police say a man attempting to smuggle cocaine with an estimated street value of R18 million across the Beit Bridge border post has been arrested.
Police colonel Ronel Otto says the drugs were discovered during a routine search of traveller's luggage.
She says a police official found rollers with yarn inside the man's bag. The rollers were "exceptionally heavy" and a police sniffer dog was called ... read more
12:27 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, May 18, 2013
Access to St Francis Bay was blocked for several hours this morning because of a service delivery protest by hundreds of residents of the nearby Sea Vista Community. The R330 leading into the town has since been re-opened and traffic is moving normally.
Protesters burned tyres, uprooted road signs and stoned a municipal fire truck. Police said no arrests were made but a case of malicious damage to property had ... read more
11:00 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, May 18, 2013
A 33 year-old woman and a 39 year old woman have been arrested in a bucks-for-jobs scam in Mthatha.
Police Lieutenant Colonel Mzukisi Fatyela says the couple had come from East London and were promising people jobs for cash.
In return, the unsuspecting victims were given what appeared to be authentic receipts confirming their employment.
Fatyela says the couple were arrested yesterday and a sizeable amount of money ... read more
10:19 (GMT+2), Sat, Saturday, May 18, 2013
Access to St Francis Bay has been blocked by a service delivery protest.
Several hundred residents from the nearby Sea Vista informal settlement began marching and burning tyres early this morning.
Nigel Aitken, the vice chairman of the St Francis Bay residents association, told AlgoaFM news that the protesters had gathered at the circle leading into St Francis Bay and had moved down the road to the sub-station in the di... read more
12:39 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 17, 2013
Bafana Bafana head coach Gordon Igesund has announced a 25-man squad to play in the forthcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifiers against Central African Republic (CAR) and Ethiopia next month.
The first of the two World Cup qualifiers against CAR in Yaoundé, Cameroon will be played on Saturday, 8 June at Stade Ahmadou Ahidjo (kick off 15h00) with the second match against Ethiopia in Addis Ababa pencilled for Sunday, 16 J... read more
11:49 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 17, 2013
The International Rugby Board (IRB) has announced the dates for the HSBC Sevens World Series 2013/14, with another season set to kick off on Australia's Gold Coast and climax in London, England.
The 15th edition of the record-breaking Series will visit the same nine countries as in 2012/13, although there are two changes in the order of rounds.
The first three events at the end of 2013 remain unchanged with Australia's... read more
11:23 (GMT+2), Fri, Friday, May 17, 2013
Jovan Rebula will be the first member of the Ernie Els & Fancourt Foundation who will participate in the Callaway Junior World Championship (CJWC) which will be held at Torrey Pines near San Diego, America from the 16-19 July. The EEFF received one invite from the organisers of this prestigious tournament.
The Board of Directors of the EEFF decided to offer the spot to its best placed member on the curr... read more
17:45 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 16, 2013
Former England captain David Beckham announced on Thursday that he will retire from professional soccer at the end of the season.
"I'm thankful to PSG for giving me the opportunity to continue but I feel now is the right time to finish my career, playing at the highest level," the 38-year-old Paris St Germain midfielder said in a statement.
"I want to thank all my teammates, the great managers that I had t... read more
17:01 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 16, 2013
Makhaya Ntini’s playing days are all but over after he was not offered a new contract by the Chevrolet Warriors. CEO Dave Emslie says Ntini was part of the process when it came to naming the 18-man contracted squad for the 2013/2014 season. “He was very accepting and said we need to do what is right for the team,” said Emslie. “Makhaya has been a magnificent servant of Border and EP cricket and we will ... read more
09:07 (GMT+2), Thu, Thursday, May 16, 2013
Kaizer Chiefs celebrated their first league title in eight years last night, despite a 1-1 draw with SuperSport United at the Peter Mokaba Stadium in Polokwane.
Needing only a point to secure the title, Lehlohonolo Majoro secured his 10th goal of the season, before Sibusiso Zuma scored a late equaliser to draw level.
Nevertheless, the stalemate helped the Amakhosi to 57 points, four ahead of high-flying Plati... read more