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Off-spinners stand out on opening day of Coke Week

Yesterday, the first day of the Coca-Cola Khaya Majola Week belonged to the off-spinners with Stefan Klopper (Northerns) and Matthew Rohlandt (Griqualand West), both picking up five-wicket hauls in overcast conditions which usually give more assistance to the seam bowlers.



Tennis coach grooms young stars

Young tennis players with big dreams are putting their talents to work at the Yeoville Tennis Club in Johannesburg, under the mentorship of Coach Michael Nkosi. Hailing from Soweto but originally from Zimbabwe, the ex-tennis player is using his passion and drive to produce a number of young and successful tennis players, even with very little backing behind him.



School Sports Awards to honour excellence.

On the 9th December, the Gauteng Department of sport, arts, culture and recreation launched the much anticipated 2014 Gauteng School Sport Awards at Wits Club, in Johannesburg. The awards were an open nomination for outstanding primary and high school athletes across different sporting codes during the 2014 year calendar.



One on One with Meseret Mengistu Biru

She won the 2013 Two Oceans half-marathon as well as the Cape Town Marathon in September. At the recent Soweto Marathon she finished in 2 hours 36 minutes earning her the 42,2km women’s title. South Africa became her getaway to world class races, and winning the Soweto marathon paved her way to go to the Paris marathon, an opportunity to show off her talents to the world. Meet Meseret Mengistu Biru, a 24 year old Ethiopian athlete based in Pretoria, South Africa.


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Jump shot during South Sudan basketball game

Jump shot in South Sudan

Jump shot during South Sudan basketball game

With a light rain falling, a young member of an NBA Africa basketball camp in Juba shoots a jump shot during a practice game attended by South Sudanese refugee NBA Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng.

Photo: Tim Freccia / Enough Project

Where: Juba, South Sudan




Glitz and glam at Sports Awards

The who’s who of the sporting community converged at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg to celebrate South Africa’s premier athletes this past weekend. The annual South African Sports Awards aimed at celebrating sporting excellence, recognising talent, and inspiring future generations. The Department of Sport and Recreation, together with its partners SASCOC, SABC, National Lotteries Board, Supersport and the adjudication panel, announced over 15 winners in 19 categories.

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