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Why this African basketball league is “bigger than basketball”

The conclusion of the second season of Africa's newest league, the FIBA and NBA-backed Basketball Africa League has shown that support for the game is growing by leaps and bounds. That's good news for Africa's urban youth, for youth...

The running academy driving South Africa’s distance running revolution

As a young girl, Elana van Zyl delighted at running along the tracks and roads on her parents’ farm near Albertina. At first, running was just fun. Later, she discovered that it was something she could do better than...

The Perfect Philosophy – interview with Enock Mwepu

A TALK ABOUT HIS START TO FOOTBALL IN ZAMBIA, HIS BIG CHILDHOOD DREAM OF PLAYING IN LIVERPOOL AND HIS IMPRESSIVE DEVELOPMENT FOR FC SALZBURG. Your nickname is The Computer. Could you explain how this came about, please? "This is all to...

MMA Reality show launches to positive reviews

Nigerian "born-and-bred" reality show, The AKO Show, which combines a Mixed Martial Arts tournament with the entertainment of reality style programming, launched on Sunday (November 1) and has received positive reviews from media professionals who were impressed by the...

Gonzalez appointment huge for women in African sport

Barbara Gonzalez's appointment as new CEO of Simba Sports Club in Tanzania is a big milestone for women on the continent. Gonzalez's appointment comes after she impressed in the high profile role as Chief Executive Officer at Mo Dewji...

How to form a winning partnership – UTCT and Table Mountain National Park

By Stephen Granger Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) Manager Frans van Rooyen has been unstinting in his praise for the recent Ultra-trail Cape Town (UTCT), suggesting that the event’s partnership with the people who look after the city’s huge tourist...

Silalei interview with Coach Liz Mills

If you missed the action - and there was plenty of laughter and more serious talk around African basketball, coaching across the continent and the latest on the BAL - you can catch up right here.

Sponsorship race for women runners heats up

By Stephen Granger While Olympian and Comrades Marathon champion Gerda Steyn will be looking to consolidate her gains as a major contender in leading world road marathons with the German-born shoe company, adidas, Toni McCann and a yet-to-be-named second leading...

Vandyke Sports and RESULT Sports to drive Africa’s first Sports innovation Hub in Partnership...

The University of Port Harcourt (Uniport)  and it’s Uniport Sports Institute  and Vandyke Sportscom Limited also known as Vandyke Sports have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on August 1, 2020.  The MOU was signed by Professor Stephen Okodudu, Vice-Chancellor of the University of...

Two Oceans Marathon looks to the future

Two Oceans Marathon director, Debra Barnes, has promised to re-ignite passion for the event. Speaking at the organisation’s Annual General Meeting, in Cape Town, Barnes said she would ensure this by forging appropriate partnerships that would help "bring back...
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