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James Richardson

James Richardson is a sports and lifestyle journalist based in the Western Cape. James Richardson won the C.M Woerner Trophy for Literary Achievement setting him on the path towards work in journalism. He was the editor of Cricket365 from 2016 until joining the staff of The South African in November of 2018. He has been published in the SA Cricket Magazine (both print and online), on Cricbuzz, Planet Sport, Tennis365 and the Heavy Roller. He is eager to emulate Hunter S Thompson and Ernest Hemingway.
Lionel Messi. Inter Miami

PSG haemorrhaging social media followers after Lionel Messi departs

By James Richardson 02-08-23 18:37

PSG are haemorrhaging social media followers after the departure of Lionel Messi for Inter Miami. Analysis of Social Blade data reveals that since Messi’s Paris Saint-Germain departure was announced, the club has lost over 2.7 million Instagram followers. ALSO READ: The 69-year-old Hulk Hogan ‘doesn’t care’ what ex-wives think of engagement PSG HAEMORRHAGING SOCIAL MEDIA FOLLOWERS JeffBet also reveals […]

Hulk Hogan

Hulk Hogan, 69, ‘doesn’t care’ what ex-wives think of engagement

By James Richardson 31-07-23 09:53

Former professional wrestling superstar Hulk Hogan, real name Terry Bollea, says that he doesn’t care what his ex-wives think about his engagement to Sky Daily. HULK HOGAN NOT RUNNING ENGAGEMENT PAST OLD FLAMES ALSO WATCH: WWE Legend The Undertaker stands guard as Shark Approaches Wife Hogan’s wild living in years gone by is well-documented and his […]

Thatayaone Ditlhokwe x Given Msimango

Kaizer Chiefs recruit tipped to be a big Glamour Boys star

By James Richardson 28-07-23 19:17

Botswana international Thatayaone Ditlhokwe has been tipped to become a big star at Kaizer Chiefs. Former Santos and SuperSport United midfielder Mogogi Gabonamong believes his Botswana countryman has the minerals to succeed at Naturena as revealed by FARPost. ALSO READ: Kaizer Chiefs fans urged to be kinder on social media KAIZER CHIEFS RECRUIT THATAYAONE DITLHOKWE TIPPED TO […]

Samir Nurkovic

Former Kaizer Chiefs striker gets North African lifeline

By James Richardson 28-07-23 13:49

Samir Nurkovic, a former striker for Kaizer Chiefs and Royal AM, continues training with Raja Club Athletic, according to head coach Josef Zinnbauer. Zinnbauer provided confirmation of Nurkovic’s presence to iDiski Times. ALSO READ: The latest PSL transfer rumours FORMER KAIZER CHIEFS STAR TURNS UP AT RAJA The 31-year-old Nurkovic is presently a free agent after being let go […]

The Underberg Gran Fondo puts gravel racing front and centre

By James Richardson 27-07-23 18:21

This weekend, when the second Underberg Gran Fondo gets underway on Sunday, the town of Underberg in the Southern Drakensberg will be flooded with off-road bicycles, both mountain and gravel. The event will once again draw competitors looking to make a good impression and capture first place in the numerous races. UNDERBERG GRAN FONDO PUTS […]

Lionel Messi. Inter Miami

Messi: Inter Miami becomes one of the most-Googled football clubs

By James Richardson 27-07-23 17:56

Google search data analysis shows that since Messi’s debut, interest in Inter Miami has outpaced that of Real Madrid and Manchester United both in the US and internationally. According to JeffBet‘s analysis of Google search data, searches for “Inter Miami jersey” and “Inter Miami kit” increased by over 11 and five times the average volume compared […]

Kylian Mbappe paris Saint-Germain

Mbappe gains 140K Twitter followers as transfer saga rages

By James Richardson 27-07-23 15:33

Kylian Mbappe, the French soccer star now playing for PSG, has seen a spike in the number of new followers on his social media accounts. Given that Mbappé has one year remaining on his contract and his future in Paris is uncertain, casino sweepstake comparison site CasinosSweeps examined the player’s and team’s Instagram and Twitter profiles. ALSO WATCH: Ian Wright […]

Carrie Bradshaw fashion is so hot right now

By James Richardson 26-07-23 17:45

Season 2 of Sex and the City reboot And Just Like that is back with more romance drama and, more importantly, fashion for Carrie Bradshaw. The success of the Sex and the City remake And Just Like That has spilled over into the realm of fashion. And with searches for different components of the programme […]

Springbok World Cup selections

Grant Williams: A shining star

By James Richardson 26-07-23 17:24

GRANT WILLIAMS: A TRUE SOUTH AFRICAN GEM Grant Williams, the scrumhalf whose speed could give a cheetah a run for its money, is lighting up the South African rugby scene. This homegrown talent, honed on the fields of Durban and now wowing the world as a Springbok, carries the hopes of South Africans on his […]

David de Gea

Bayern Munich lining up shock move for David de Gea

By James Richardson 26-07-23 16:36

Bayern Munich are reportedly set to swoop for Manchester United legend David de Gea in a bid to firm up their goalkeeping stocks. Bayern’s own veteran stopper, Manuel Neuer, is currently on the shelf with injury. BAYERN MUNICH LINING UP MOVE FOR DAVID DE GEA The experience and quality of David de Gea would be […]

Underberg Gran Fondo

Underberg Gran Fondo takes flight with Sling Cycles

By James Richardson 26-07-23 12:03

The Underberg Gran Fondo this weekend will have an interesting aeronautical theme thanks to Sling Cycles, which has joined the event as a supporter. Growing out of the manufacturer of aeroplanes, Sling Cycles is a young South African cycling business. Even though the connection between bicycles and aeroplanes seems left-field, it has happened before: The […]

Barbie soundtrack

Barbie soundtrack shatters Spotify records

By James Richardson 26-07-23 10:10

According to analysts Spotify users listened to the 19 songs from the extended edition of The Barbie Album almost 52 million times in just three days. Launched on the same day as the much-anticipated movie, the namesake album features 11 brand-new songs and eight previously released tracks. BARBIE BREAKS SPOTIFY RECORDS The track Barbie World, […]

breathalyser false positives

What can cause false positives on a breathalyser?

By James Richardson 25-07-23 12:00

This viral video from 2019 depicting a police officer testing over the limit on a breathalyser after eating a hot cross bun has found traction again and put the spotlight on the accuracy of the devices. Since the first breathalyser device was developed back in the 1950s the technology has remained largely unchanged. The devices […]

Ireland’s ‘mint green’ Rugby World Cup kit underwhelms

By James Richardson 14-07-23 16:13

Ireland have launched their Rugby World Cup kit to an underwhelming response. Many fans have the feeling that the kitmaker hasn’t quite captured the Irish green. READ MORE: CONFIRMED: Etzebeth set to play against All Blacks IRELAND’S ‘MINT GREEN’ RUGBY WORLD CUP KIT UNDERWHELMS The colour has something of a washed out quality while other […]

Mason Mount

Mason Mount gets half a million new followers since joining Man United

By James Richardson 14-07-23 09:22

Former Chelsea star Mason Mount has gained 500,000 new followers since the announcement of his transfer to Manchester United on 30 June. In fact, new data reveals that Mason Mount has gained 250,000 Instagram followers in a single day after signing with Manchester United. MASON MOUNT GAINS HALF A MILLION FOLLOWERS Research conducted by JeffBet examined the […]

How to live stream the FIFA Women’s World Cup

By James Richardson 10-07-23 12:29

SuperSport, the official rights-holder for FIFA events on South African TV have seen fit to allow Showmax Pro to also offer a streaming option for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Showmax Pro is live streaming coverage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup hosted in Australia and New Zealand courtesy of SuperSport, starting on 20 July […]

Dricus du Plessis

Dricus du Plessis’ key to victory: Make it an ugly fight

By James Richardson 07-07-23 19:29

South African MMA star Dricus Du Plessis isn’t favoured for his UFC 290 Middleweight title eliminator bout against Australian Robert Whittaker but this isn’t an unwinnable fight for Stillknocks. Du Plessis’ banter has some knickers twisted but it has put him in position to force his way into the UFC Middleweight title scene slightly ahead of […]

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