Springboks Leave Scots Scoreless

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:45

Through mud and rain, the Springboks played an awesome match against Scotland at Murrayfield on Sunday 17 November, claiming a 28-0 victory! It’s the first time in two years that the Scots have been left scoreless.  The South African tries in Edinburgh were scored by Willem Alberts, Willie le Roux, JP Pietersen and Coenie Oosthuizen; […]

Jordy Smith Stands Great Chance of Winning Moche Rip Curl Pro

By SAPeople 17-10-13 12:36

South African surfer Jordy Smith is in with a chance of winning the Moche Rip Curl Pro at Supertubos in Peniche, Portugal today! After four lay days, competition resumed yesterday in firing 1-1,5 metre waves. Earlier today Australia’s Mick Fanning was knocked out in the quarter finals which allows Jordy, Joel Parkinson (Australia) and Kelly […]

IRB Admits Poite was Incorrect to Yellow Card Bismarck

By SAPeople 15-09-13 16:40

The International Rugby Board (IRB) has issued a statement admitting that referee Romain Poite DID make a mistake when he showed Bismarck du Plessis a yellow card during yesterday’s rugby match between the All Blacks and the Springboks. The incident occurred when the South African hooker tackled the All Blacks flyhalf in the 17th minute […]


The pain is soon forgotten

By SAPeople Contributor 27-02-15 22:31

Like having babies, you forget the pain, says super athlete Jeannie Dreyer, referring to her astonishing first-place finish in the 2 300km Freedom Challenge mountain bike race. The route starts in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu-Natal, and ends in Wellington in Western Cape, and takes place at the end of June. Thirty-three-year-old Jeannie, a housewife and mother of two […]


SA Surf Legend Shaun Tomson Launches The Code

By SAPeople Contributor 09-09-13 15:01

South African surf legend Shaun Tomson is launching his new book – The Code, the Power of ‘I Will’ – in California this week.  The code is a simple strategy for confronting everyday challenges and making positive, life-changing decisions. In the book, Shaun uses twelve of his personal stories to share the power of “I […]

Hot Young SA Surfers Competing for King of the Groms

By SAPeople 27-02-15 21:47

Five cool young South African surfers are in hot contest to compete in the International Final of the Quiksilver Pro France 2013. All they need is votes…and the one with the most votes for the region of Africa will go through to the King of the Groms Godfathers voting panel, where the final regional selections […]

Dustin Motzouris jet skis through Empangeni

Zululander Jet Skis Through Empangeni Flood

By SAPeople Contributor 27-02-15 21:47

In typical Zululander style, the locals didn’t let a little flood stop them having fun this weekend. Legendary jet ski champion Dustin Motzouris took to the streets of Empangeni and thrilled the town with his daring manoeuvres.  With the police buzzing him with their sirens (but perhaps secretly impressed…and stumped on how to catch him), […]

South Africa’s gift to baseball

By SAPeople Contributor 27-02-15 22:31

From growing up in a modest mud hut in rural Limpopo to living a single room with his family inside a Johannesburg baseball clubhouse, and later becoming the first black South African ever to sign a professional baseball contract,  Gift Ngoepe’s story is nothing short of extraordinary. Ngoepe (22) was signed to the Pittsburgh Pirates […]

Amputee golfer challenges the odds

By SAPeople Contributor 09-10-16 09:52

Young golfing champion Daniël Slabbert, an amputee, is living proof that adversity is no match for determination and a belief in one’s own talents. At just 21 years old, Slabbert is already a veteran of the golf course and a championship winner, and even with a prosthetic leg, he is capable of just about anything. […]

Prince meets SA’s tennis aces

By SAPeople Contributor 06-09-13 12:04

A recent visit by royalty to a coaching clinic given by Wheelchair Tennis South Africa (WTSA) in Johannesburg served as affirmation and encouragement for the non-profit organisation’s continuing efforts to develop the sport and maintain its high standard. Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent, made a stop at the University of Johannesburg’s (UJ) athletics training grounds in the suburb […]

Oscar Pistorius on Jay Leno’s Show

By SAPeople 06-09-13 12:03

Oscar Pistorius has been the toast of America in the last few days, appearing on both Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show” (video below) and Larry King’s “Larry King Now”. After appearing on Leno’s show, fellow guest Tyler Perry tweeted: “On @JayLeno tonight talking about Alex Cross. I met one of my heroes, @OscarPistorius.” And during […]

Paralympic heroes back in SA

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:45

“The very last anthem played at the 2012 London Paralympics was South Africa’s,” said sports minister Fikile Mbalula. “It was a fitting end to the games, and a tribute to our sportsmen and women.” Mbalula was speaking at OR Tambo International Airport, where a noisy, enthusiastic crowd of hundreds of people gathered to welcome South […]

Oscar’s Twitter Pic Shows Blade Differences

By SAPeople 03-06-14 13:29

After Oscar Pistorius’ heated reaction last night, immediately after missing out on Gold in the Men’s 200m Final, the South African athlete has apologised for his bad timing…but not for the content of his rant which was made during a Channel 4 interview. He has also uploaded a photo to his Twitter page that seems […]

Oscar Breaks World Record as he Qualifies in 200m Men’s Heat

By SAPeople 06-09-13 11:58

South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius wowed the crowds at the Paralympic Stadium in London tonight as he raced to victory in his T43 200 m heat, winning in a World Record time of 21:30 seconds! The legendary “Blade Runner” led from start to finish, with the crowds cheering him on. Over the last month, Oscar has […]

Natalie du Toit

Natalie Du Toit Wins First Gold for SA

By SAPeople Contributor 06-09-13 11:26

Congratulations to Natalie du Toit who won South Africa’s first gold medal at the London 2012 Paralympics yesterday! She clocked a winning time of 1 minute 09.30 seconds in the women’s 100 m butterfly final. The Capetonian swimmer, whose left leg was amputated in 2001 following an accident, has already been congratulated by South Africa’s […]

South African flag raised in 2012 Paralympic Village

By SAPeople Contributor 06-09-13 11:26

Whistles, wigs, well-wishes and a sense of wonder greeted Team South Africa for the official flag-raising ceremony in the Paralympic Village. Team South Africa was one of five countries to attend of the numerous flag-raising ceremonies ahead of  the official opening of the Games. As was the case at the Olympics a few weeks back, […]

Oscar Pistorius

South African flag raised in 2012 Paralympic Village

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:49

Whistles, wigs, well-wishes and a sense of wonder greeted Team South Africa for the official flag-raising ceremony in the Paralympic Village. Team South Africa was one of five countries to attend of the numerous flag-raising ceremonies ahead of  the official opening of the Games. As was the case at the Olympics a few weeks back, […]

Chad and Cameron turn SA into the Land of Gold

By SAPeople 05-09-13 14:04

President Jacob Zuma has called South Africa the “Land of Gold” after the outstanding achievements of swimmers Cameron van der Burgh and Chad Le Clos. In a media statement yesterday, he said: The South African nation is today filled with pride and joy, after one of our finest and youngest athletes, Chad Le Clos from […]

A bit of South Africa in London

By SAPeople 27-05-15 18:48

Team South Africa, as well as those citizens going to London to show their support, will be welcomed at the Ekhaya Hospitality Centre, a home away from home for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Ekhaya Hospitality Centre will be run by a host of national government departments during the sporting spectacular – […]

Ernie Els British Open, South African golfer

Ernie Els Recounts Surprising Win! And says Thank You of course.

By SAPeople 21-12-20 01:22

South African golf champion Ernie Els has posted a heartfelt thank you on his website for all the support and congratulatory messages he’s received since his surprising win at the British Open last weekend! And we say ‘surprising’ with all due respect because it seems that nobody was more shocked than Ernie to win the […]

SA Olympic Team

SA Olympic team announced

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:48

The first group of athletes who will be representing South Africa at the London Olympics next month was announced by South Africa’s Olympic governing body, the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), on Wednesday 6 June in Johannesburg. A total of 112 sportsmen and women made it into the initial list, with the […]

Zola Budd

Running is in her blood

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:48

Zola Budd-Pieterse is no longer the naïve young darling of South African athletics, but the 46-year-old still has what it takes. She finished her first ultramarathon in April 2012, running a cold and rainy Two Oceans in Cape Town in under 4 and a half hours. At 56km, the Two Oceans was the longest race Budd-Pieterse […]

Josiah Thugwane

Josiah Thugwane: an inspiration to all

By SAPeople Contributor 27-05-15 18:54

Although his childhood dream was to become a professional football player, it was his unexpected triumph at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996 – in the men’s marathon – that won Josiah Thugwane his long-standing fame and glory as one of South Africa’s greatest sport achievers. Thugwane, who was only 25 years old at the time, ran […]

Wally Hayward

Living on in the Comrades spirit

By SAPeople Contributor 06-01-21 23:49

Veteran runner and South African Olympian Wally Hayward was one of the great characters of the sport.   Although he never won an Olympic medal, his name became synonymous with endurance running over the course of his 60-year career. Hayward is forever linked with the gruelling Comrades Marathon, one of the world’s toughest long-distance races at […]

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