Springbok Sevens Pick Bryan Habana for North American Trip

By SAPeople Contributor 25-02-16 16:58

Experienced Springbok wing Bryan Habana has been selected for the Springbok Sevens squad to play in their tournament in Las Vegas and Vancouver, SA Rugby announced today. Habana, South Africa’s prolific Test try scorer, joined the squad on Tuesday in Stellenbosch to make himself available for selection, following an agreement with his French club side, Toulon. The […]

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South African Teen Wraps Up Winter Youth Olympics in Norway

By SAPeople Contributor 18-02-16 16:47

South Africa’s sole Winter Youth Olympics entrant, Elizabeth Olivier, wrapped up her Olympic campaign in Lillehammer, Norway today, Thursday. After ending 36th in the giant slalom on Tuesday, the Eastern Cape teenager competed in the women’s slalom this morning, and was due to do her second and final run this afternoon. We don’t yet have the results but we […]

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South Africa’s Proteas Don Pink to Raise R1M to Fight Cancer

By SAPeople Contributor 04-02-16 13:26

In support of World Cancer Day on 4 February, and the international awareness campaign it promotes, the Proteas will play a Pink One Day International on 12 February that Cricket South Africa hopes will raise R1 million. This will be the the third time the Proteas have donned pink for the cause. According to CSA, previous events have raised almost R500,000 for […]

Hashim Amla: A Life in Cricket

By SAPeople Contributor 08-01-16 20:04

Hashim Amla’s cricket career has been impressive. In both Test and one-day international cricket matches over the past five years, the right-handed batter has excelled. In 2014, he was named as the Test captain, but he announced his resignation from the role on 6 January 2016. Amla said his resignation from the role was a […]

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Last Chance to Watch the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup

By SAPeople Contributor 29-10-15 11:25

It’s not exactly how we wanted to watch our Boks this weekend…but it is at least another opportunity to watch the South African rugby team in action at the Rugby World Cup (RWC) in England. The Boks will take on Argentina tomorrow, Friday, evening at Olympic Stadium in London to see who wins bronze. According to […]

O Solo Mio! South African Swimmer Plays Music then Swims 21km for the Italians

By SAPeople Contributor 19-10-15 16:17

Italy got a double dose of Carina Bruwer last week when the South African’s pop group gave its first concert there and then she swam an epic 21 kilometres solo for her charity back home the very next day! Bruwer’s swim in Bergeggi, Liguria, was part of the annual SwimTheIsland race, Europe’s largest open-water event, with over 2,000 competitors swimming between 800m and 6km. […]

RWC 2015: Springboks Training Session

Du Preez: It’s a Whole new Ball Game Today

By SAPeople Contributor 17-10-15 11:28

Springbok captain Fourie du Preez said yesterday that whatever happened in the past, at the Rugby World Cup (RWC), at Twickenham or between South Africa and Wales, will have no bearing on Saturday’s first quarter-final in London. Du Preez was asked if his team’s solid recent record at Twickenham and their good overall record against Wales […]

Boks Excited about Twickenham Return

By SAPeople Contributor 16-10-15 23:57

The Springboks will run out at the iconic Twickenham Stadium for the first time during the Rugby World Cup when they face Wales in the first quarter-final on Saturday afternoon. It will be the Boks’ first visit to the home of English rugby since they played there last November, beating England in a pulsating encounter. […]

Jean de Villiers Set to Make Rugby Comeback on Saturday

By SAPeople Contributor 08-07-15 23:12

Almost eight months after suffering a devastating knee injury Jean de Villiers is set to make his comeback this weekend – from the bench – when the Springboks take on the World XV at Newlands in Cape Town. De Villiers, who plays centre, suffered a dislocated knee and ligament damage during the final match of 2014 against […]

Kevin Anderson: “On Wimbledon and My Davis Cup Decision”

By SAPeople Contributor 15-07-18 10:52

We are without a doubt commencing tennis’ finest hour. I am filled with excitement and anticipation of the weeks to come at the Wimbledon Championships located in SW19. For most tennis players, the ultimate dream is to lift the trophy with a golden hue at the ‘home’ of tennis, where the history and prestige of […]

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So Where are the 1995 Rugby World Cup Springboks Now?

By SAPeople Contributor 24-06-20 22:32

Here’s the lowdown on what the 28 squad members have done since winning the World Cup 25 years ago. This article was first republished five years ago (for the 20th anniversary) with kind permission from SA Rugby magazine. As Breyton Paulse tweeted this morning: “Exactly 25 years ago today, what a moment, what a team, […]

South African Expat Becomes First Woman to Swim Around Dubai’s Famous Palm

By SAPeople 03-07-18 12:34

South African expat – and accomplished musician – Kieran Ballard-Tremeer has become the first woman to swim around Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, the iconic artificial island which can be viewed from space. Kieran (38) completed the 14.5 km swim around the palm-shaped island last Saturday morning in four hours and 25 minutes. The 38-year-old undertook the swim in aid […]

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It’s Miller – and Duminy – Time as SA Pair Break Records

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:34

In their opening World Cup match against Zimbabwe, the Proteas’ David Miller and JP Duminy made a couple of records in what Britain’s Ebony Rainford-Brent called “some of the best hitting I’ve ever seen”. It was an unbeaten partnership that rescued South Africa and will not be soon forgotten. Imran Tahir had career best figures […]

Green and gold rivals from Down Under

By SAPeople Contributor 09-02-15 12:34

Whenever South Africa is on a sports field, the fiercest rivals always come from Australia. When both countries put on their green and gold colours, encounters usually turn into dogfights. With Australia being the co-hosts for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, we look back at the history of this bloodthirsty rivalry in various sports South […]

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MTN-Qhubeka to be first African team in Tour de France

By SAPeople Contributor 19-01-15 21:24

Top South African cycling outfit Team MTN-Qhubeka has received an invitation to participate in the 2015 Tour de France – the first African team ever to do so in 101 years.The 22 teams riding in the race were announced by the Amaury Sports Organisation (ASO) last week. Along with the 17 World Tour teams, five […]

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AB de Villiers smashes century record

By SAPeople Contributor 19-01-15 21:19

South African batsman AB de Villiers wrote his name indelibly into cricket’s history books when he produced one of ODI’s greatest innings against the West Indies at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium on Sunday. De Villiers hit eight fours and 10 sixes to reach his century in just 31 balls, erasing New Zealander Corey Anderson’s previous […]

Proteas Honoured as World’s Best with US$475,000

By SAPeople Contributor 17-04-14 10:57

The Proteas were recognised as the number one test team in the world yesterday when the Chief Executive Officer of Cricket South Africa (CSA), Haroon Lorgat, received the prestigious Reliance ICC Test Championship Mace on their behalf. The Proteas finished on top of the Reliance ICC Test Team Rankings table on the annual cut-off date […]

Captain Smith steps down after record-setting career

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:44

Graeme Smith stepped down from test cricket after 109 matches in charge of the Proteas, as Australia handed South Africa their first series defeat in five years by winning the third test at Newlands on Wednesday. Australia’s 245-run victory was far from easy and almost didn’t happen as the Proteas put up stiff resistance before […]

Andy Birkett gets his green number, at 23

By SAPeople Contributor 19-02-14 10:40

Andy Birkett and partner Sbonelo Zondi won the 2014 Dusi Canoe Marathon on Saturday, and 23-year-old Birkett joined an elite group of under-25s who can proudly boast their Dusi green numbers – an honour given to those who finish 10 marathons. A handful of youngsters have done 10 Dusis by their mid-20s, some having started […]

Klaasen, Butorac claim title in Memphis

By SAPeople Contributor 27-02-15 22:31

South African tennis star Raven Klaasen continued his outstanding start to 2014 when he and partner Eric Butorac teamed up to capture the doubles title at the US National Indoor Tennis Championships in Memphis, USA, on Sunday. Seeded second, Butorac and Klaasen upset the top seeds and world number one pairing of Bob and Mike […]

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Aussie Captain Praises Proteas Ahead of Opening Test

By SAPeople 27-05-15 18:44

Australia’s captain Michael Clarke heaped praise on the Proteas during a press briefing ahead of today’s Opening Test at Super Sport Park in Centurion, and predicted it would be a tough challenge playing the SA team in “their own backyard”. He said the South African cricket team had rightfully “earned the number one ranking ” […]

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Klaasen through to Australian doubles final

By SAPeople Contributor 27-02-15 22:31

South African tennis star Raven Klaasen is through to the doubles final of the Australian Open after he and his American partner Eric Butorac cruised past eighth seeds Nenad Zimonjic and Daniel Nestor in the semi-finals in Melbourne on Thursday. It has been a marvellous run for the unseeded pair, highlighted by their 7-6, 6-4 […]

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