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SABC Sport delivers on cricket and rugby, where the incoming tours to South Africa make for prime viewing, while such classic events as the J & B Met, the Two Oceans Marathon, the Comrades Marathon, the Mandela Marathon and the Durban July are produced for all South Africans. Bu let’s not forget special prime events as the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games, which are broadcast by SABC Sport both on television and radio
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The Gauteng Jaguars maintained their lead at the top of the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League standings following their victories in the fourth round of the competition, which was played at the Bellville Velodrome at the weekend. On Friday the Jaguars battled to a 46-42 victory over the Southern Stings and followed that up with a 62-38 thrashing of Mpumalanga Sunbirds. They wrapped up their weekend play with a thrilling 67-38 victory over the EC Aloes. Jaguars coach Jenny van Dyk says she’s proud of their early season success. The Jaguars sit pretty on top with 12 points, with the Gauteng Golden Fireballs close behind on 10 points. Coach Van Dyk says the team understands that staying ahead of other teams won’t be easy and they’ll need to maintain their consistency, which has seen them do well enough to take an early lead in this year’s competition.
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South African sprint king Akani Simbine’s exploits on the track continue to benefit him commercially and today he added another corporate company announcing a partnership with Condrac Communications. This is a precursor to a partnership between Simbine and Mercedes Benz South Africa through the AMG brand. Simbine has started the year on a bright note reclaiming the South African 100m title and also continuing running six sub 10 seconds. And now he’s reaping the benefits off the track. Whilst top SA athletes continue to attract good sponsors, the same cannot be said about the mother body Athletics South Africa (ASA). And this is affecting the development of athletics, Simbine believes that the corporate sector is now starting to notice the good work in athletics.
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Lightweight boxer Jeffrey Nonhlanhla Magagane may have signalled his magnificent return following a point decision over Sinovuyo Tayi at Orient Theatre in East London last week. However, the boxer is still to convince pundits that he is back with a bang and will impress going forward. He is still being hunted by his only defeat in the hands of Ayanda Nkosi which cost him his Gauteng lightweight title crown.
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Cape Town will be uniting again on Sunday 21 May as people from all walks of life gather together to run through the streets of the Mother City. The Cape Town 12 ONERUN celebrates everything Cape Town: The Vibe, the City itself, but most importantly the people. Founder of the race Michael Meyer says the Cape Town 12 is a lot more than just a race. It is about uniting people from all over the country and even the African continent.
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Former Commonwealth and South African super middleweight champion Andre Thysse, has called on the boxing fraternity to fight for boxing to return to being the number one sport in South Africa. The former boxer turned promoter running Real Steel Promotions made the call following the passing of Nick ‘Mthakathi’ Durandt. Much like the late Durandt, Thysse who is also known for making bold calls in the game says it is time to fix the game and work together.
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Tennis South Africa (TSA) has announced that they will be rebuilding women’s tennis as it is in an unhealthy state at the moment. TSA’s board member responsible for Women’s tennis Bridget Visee has this to say about the current state of women’s tennis. Visee says in line with the overall TSA strategy of encouraging greater participation in the sport she would like to see more women playing tennis especially the younger generation.
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Eastern Cape MEC for Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture Pemmy Majodina remembered the late Nick ‘Mthakathi’ Durandt as a community developer and a true champion in unearthing raw talent from the outskirts of the Eastern Cape. Majodina paid homage to the Durandt family and his Crusaders Bike Club, where he was serving as national President, on behalf of all Eastern Cape boxing licensee’s and the boxers. Majodina also called on the boxing fraternity not to cry but mobilize, celebrate a life well lived and take a leaf out of Durandt’s book.
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South Africa boxing legend Dingaan ‘The Rose of Soweto’ Thobela was among thousands of mourners who gathered to pay their last respects to boxing legend Nick “Mthakathi” Durandt at the Nasrec Expo Centre in Johannesburg today. Durandt, who was involved in boxing for 15 years, died in a motorbike accident on April 21. Durandt produced boxers such as; Thulani Sugar-Boy Malinga, Cassius ‘Hitman’ Baloyi, Philip “The Bomb” Ndou, Silence Mabuza, Geoffrey Mathebula, Zolani Tete and Moruti Mthalane. Speaking to SABC journalist Thando Gqamane, Thobela also extended words of comfort to Durandt’s son Damian.
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One of South Africa’s fastest growing Cycling South Africa sanctioned mountain bike stage races, the Transcape MTB is set to undergo a revamp in terms of the route for 2018. Race director Darren Herbst has more about the race’s new innovations. With more and more South Africans taking up cycling as a leisure sport, there certainly is an opportunity for cycling enthusiasts to be more competitive. According to Herbst the new Transcape route will want to make riders fall in love with the countryside as the route will traverse small towns barely heard of and give riders a sense of adventure...
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IBO (International Boxing Organization) flyweight champion Moruti “Baby Face” Mthalane is looking to defend his title, when he takes on Genesis Libranza from the Philippines at the Wembley Arena in Johannesburg on Friday night. Mthalane will be defending his title for the third time after he successfully defended it twice while he was still working under the late boxing hero Nick Durandt. The 34-year old has been starved of action after all his fights were cancelled at an eleventh hour last year, but is looking forward to the fight against the Philippine.
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The executive Mayor of Polokwane Local municipality, Thembi Nkadimeng launched the 2017 Polokwane municipality Annual Mayoral road Race scheduled for 29 April 2017 and the annual Mayoral cycling Race taking place on 28 May respectively at the Peter Mokaba stadium on Monday, 24 April 2017. The event features the Comrades marathon qualifier, the mayor’s road race and, the 104km Cape Argus qualifier, the mayor’s cycling race and fun runs and cycling including walking. Registration was open as of Monday online (www.cycleevents.co.za), the municipality civic centre for walk-ins until the day of the events. Nkadimeng said the cycling race becoming a qualifier for Cape Argus is proof of the improvements in the event. The mayor also reveals that R300 000 has gone to prizes, with activities costing R2m.
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After successfully defending her double national titles in the 400m and 800m in the South African Senior athletics championships in Potchefstroom this past weekend it’s understandably why many will be asking why Caster Semenya is not doubling at the IAAF World Championships later this year. But the Olympic champion says for the next few years she’s got no intention of doubling in major championships and has confirmed that in London later this year, she will only be focusing on her specialty, the 800m. Last year, Semenya made history when she became the first SA athlete to complete a triple at the SA nationals as she also won the 1500m title. She couldn’t do it this year but says for this coming weekend’s University Sport South Africa (USSA) athletics championships, she’s going to triple, in preparation for the IAAF Diamond League season.