This week, Lonwabo Tsotsobe became the seventh player to be named in Cricket South Africa’s ongoing investigation into a match-fixing saga that rocked the 2015 T20 domestic competition. Once upon a time, he had the world at his feet. How did it all go so wrong? By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Over the weekend, some of South Africa’s top athletes were slogging it out at the national championships in Potchefstroom. What should be Athletics South Africa’s premier showcase has been relegated to a hashtag they didn’t even come up with themselves. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Cricket: No surprises in South Africa's Champions Trophy squad, but South Africa's A team tells a bigger story
South Africa’s Champions Trophy squad is much the same as the one which has been swaggering around winning crunch matches for fun. However, it’s the “A” team squads that offer the most intrigue and perhaps a glimpse into the future. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
While participation numbers of players of colour – particularly black Africans – have increased across the board in both professional and semi-professional cricket structures, opportunity and quality of opportunity remain problematic. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
South Africa admitted that they were lucky to escape with a drawn Test and a series win after rain washed out the final day. The biggest consistency this tour has been the top order’s inconsistency and while there is some valuable time off to come for the Test specialists, selectors have some difficult decisions to make. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
The International Olympic Committee have hinted that they could award both the 2024 and 2028 Olympics at the same time and South Africa’s Sam Ramsamy sent out a statement on Wednesday suggesting it would be a “win-win”. But the two remaining cities bidding for 2024 aren’t so chuffed with the idea. ANTOINETTE MULLER explains what’s potting.
South Africa did what they do best in the second Test against New Zealand in Wellington: they clawed their way out of a hole. But they did so with three central figures who paint an interesting picture of the future trajectory of this team. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Brazilian soccer player Bruno Fernandes waltzed back into the privilege of being a professional sportsman after getting out of a 22-year murder sentence on a technicality this week. While the move was widely condemned, decisions like this highlight the prevailing culture in football that allows misogyny to trump respect for women. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.