Caster Semenya

Mutola’s girl Caster off to London

By SAPeople 27-05-15 18:54

When Caster Semenya said to a journalist recently she was more worried about football team Kaizer Chiefs taking the Premier Soccer League title than about her own qualifying session, she wasn’t joking. A lot has happened since: Chiefs has shattered the dreams of its supporters by falling to a less-than-prestigious sixth spot on the log and […]

South Africa’s Ashwin Willemse

Willemse named IRB U21 ambassador

By SAPeople Contributor 21-11-20 17:26

South Africa’s Ashwin Willemse has been selected by the International Rugby Board (IRB) to be the ambassador for its upcoming IRB Under-21 World Championship. In this capacity he’ll help to promote the event around South Africa, and build national excitement and support. The event takes place at Cape Town’s brand new UCT Stadium and Stellenbosch’s Danie Craven Stadium, […]

Louis Wins at Malaysian Open!

By SAPeople 27-05-15 18:54

Congratulations to Louis Oosthuizen who shot his way to victory today at the Maybank Malaysian Open at Kuala Lumpur Golf & Country Club! The South African golfer has taken us – not to mention himself – on a rollercoaster of emotions in the last seven days. He went down in history for shooting an albatross […]

Louis Oosthuizen

Louis Responds to Fan Support

By SAPeople 27-05-15 18:54

Louis Oosthuizen has responded in typical gentlemanly fashion to the surge of support he’s received after narrowly missing out to Bubba Watson at the Augusta Masters last weekend. The South African golfer has been besieged with messages from his growing legion of fans who were blown away both by his demeanour and his extremely rare Albatross […]

Laureus honour for Blade Runner

By SAPeople Contributor 09-09-12 10:08

South African Paralympic sprint runner Oscar Pistorius is the winner of the 2012 Laureus World Sportsperson of the Year with a Disability award. The Laureus World Sports Awards, regarded as the Oscars of the sporting industry, are awarded annually to sportspeople with outstanding achievements. Pistorius was presented with the prestigious accolade after becoming the first amputee to […]

Basil D'Oliveira

Final innings for Basil D’Oliveira

By SAPeople Contributor 09-09-12 10:08

A celebrated batsman and an accomplished bowler, South African-born all-rounder Basil D’Oliveira passed away in England, his adopted country for over four decades. He died on 19 November, aged 80, after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. The global cricketing community has reacted to the news with grief, and tributes have been carried in press publications […]

SA rugby photographer honoured in NZ

By SAPeople Contributor 27-02-15 21:48

South African veteran sports photographer Wessel Oosthuizen has been honoured at an exhibition in New Zealand, where his image was rated second out of 120 submissions. Oosthuizen’s photo was part of the Union: The Heart of Rugby exhibition at Auckland City Hall, which took place during the recent Rugby World Cup. The display was viewed by […]

Afrika takes top sevens accolade

By SAPeople Contributor 09-09-12 10:08

Eastern Cape-born Cecil Afrika, top points and try scorer in the 2010/2011 HSBC Sevens World Series, was recently named the International Rugby Board‘s (IRB) Sevens Player of the Year. The award ceremony took place at the Vektor Arena in Auckland, New Zealand on 24 October, following the successful completion of the seventh Rugby World Cup which was […]

Springboks ‘flew the flag high’

By SAPeople Contributor 09-09-12 10:08

Despite an early exit from the Rugby World Cup, the Springboks flew the South African flag high in New Zealand, says Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola. The national rugby team arrived at OR Tambo International Airport on Monday afternoon, and were received by hundreds of supporters who welcomed them with pride and joy. Many were carrying […]

Young SA golfer swings to success

By SAPeople Contributor 03-06-14 13:24

South Africa’s Lwazi Gqira, 18, is swinging his way to golfing success after recently competing in the Toya Polish Junior Championship, which ran from 22 to 25 June 2011. To get there, the young sportsman from a poverty-stricken squatter camp in Duncan Village, East London, took his first flight in an airplane. “It was my first […]

South African Golf Enjoys Surge of Success

By SAPeople Contributor 09-09-12 10:08

South Africa is well represented at this week’s U.S. Open golf tournament here in the Washington area. Seven South Africans are in the field at Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, Maryland, including five players who have won major championships. Of the five South Africans with major titles at the U.S. Open, Ernie Els has the […]

Louis Oosthuizen’s Ball Stirs Up Interest

By SAPeople Contributor 09-09-12 10:08

Check out an interview with South African golfer Louis Oosthuizen, made today at the US Open after the freak incident in which his and another player’s golf balls landed right next  to each (a rare occurrence in the world of golf). Louis and fellow golfer Graeme McDowell hit their tee shots and then wandered up […]

Jacques Kallis wealth

JACQUES KALLIS crowned South Africa’s Cricketer of the Year

By SAPeople Contributor 05-01-21 22:18

Congratulations to Jacques Kallis who was crowned South African Cricketer of the Year for 2011 the South African Cricket Awards Gala Dinner on Tuesday night at Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg. According to Cricket South Africa, this is “the second time that Kallis has won CSA’s premier award as he previously achieved the distinction in 2004. […]

Rugby World Cup: back the Boks

By SAPeople Contributor 27-02-15 22:32

As the countdown begins to the Springboks’ first match in the 2011 Rugby World Cup in New Zealand in September, South Africans have been called on to rally behind their team’s defence of the title – and there are plenty of ways in which to do so. The Springboks are the current rugby world champions, […]

South African wins Portugal Ladies Open

By SAPeople Contributor 09-09-12 10:08

It’s not just South Africa’s men who are shining in the golfing world. South African professional golfer, Ashleigh Simon, won the Portugal Ladies Open this weekend! Ashleigh, who celebrated her 22nd birthday just last week, finished at 16-under 200 and won by three strokes over second-round leader Gwladys Nocera. This is Ashleigh’s second victory on […]

Ernie Els joins golfing legends

By SAPeople Contributor 09-09-12 10:08

South African sporting great Ernie Els was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Monday. He joins the legendary Gary Player, who entered the Hall in 1974 and Bobby Locke, South Africa’s first international golf player, who entered in 1977. The other members of the 2011 Hall of Fame class were Jock Hutchison, Doug Ford, […]

Charl Schwartzel

Everything you need to know about Charl Schwartzel

By SAPeople 09-09-12 10:08

Here’s everything you need to know (well, almost) about South African super-golfer Charl Schwartzel: He won the 2011 Masters Tournament in Augusta with a score of 274 (-14) – leaving Tiger Woods in the dust. Born in Jo’burg on 31 August 1984, Charl grew up on a chicken farm in Vereeniging and used to plough the […]

Congrats to Caster

By SAPeople 09-09-12 10:08

Congrats to Caster Semenya who had two big wins at the South African championships earlier this month. She won the 800 metres and the 1,500 metres at King’s Park Athletics Stadium in Durban. Caster is putting the gender controversy behind her, and told reporters that “That’s in the past and I’m looking to the future. […]

Battle of the Boks Pre-Match PARTY

By SAPeople 27-02-15 22:32

The Twickenham Stoop (Langhorn Drive) will be hosting a Sharks v Stormers pre-match party where fans can get pumped up for the game together! There will be fantastic socialising, live music and Boerewors Rolls, Biltong, Kiwi and SA snacks available to purchase and not to mention a free ticket to watch the Harlequins v Hull […]

Sibusiso Vilane’s trek to the top

By SAPeople 27-02-15 21:48

by Nicky Rehbock As the first black African to summit Mount Everest and walk to the South Pole completely unaided, Sibusiso Vilane, 40, is one of South Africa’s – and indeed the continent’s – most inspirational heroes. He is also the first black man to climb the highest peaks on all seven continents, earning him […]

Chilling triumph for SA swimmers

By SAPeople 09-09-12 10:08

by Bongani Nkosi “It was daunting. The ocean is very deep, very dark and very cold. The shores are rocky and dangerous.” This is how 53-year-old Ram Barkai describes the waters off Cape Horn, where he and four fellow extreme swimmers became the first men in international history to cross a section. “This was completely […]

Louis loves “unbelievable” SA reaction

By SAPeople 09-09-12 10:09

Golfing hero Louis Oosthuizen spoke today of the wonderful and “unbelievable” reaction of his South African family and friends to his recent win at the British Open Golf Tournament. Appearing at a press conference for the PGA Championship in Whistling Straits, USA, Louis spoke of his recent trip back to South Africa since his win: […]

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