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WPA Backs Muslim Athletes Objection to Lotto Logo

Lotto logo on new licence

Cape Town February 20, 2017 By PENNY SWIFT Western Province Athletics (WPA) has announced that it will not take action against Muslim athletes who refuse to display the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) Lotto logo printed on Athletic South Africa (ASA) licences. Following complaints from a number of clubs, WPA has also labelled the issue involving licences and sponsors a “debacle”. ... Read More »

Australian Open All-Williams Final: The Dream

Australian Open

January 27, 2017 By TOKELO MARTIN MOKHESI  The Williams sisters keep making tennis history. Nearly two decades after Venus Williams first beat her younger sister Serena in the Australian Open in 1998, the professional sibling rivalry continues as they are set to face each other in their ninth grand slam finals on Saturday. It will be the 28th time in their ... Read More »

Serena Williams: Playing Tennis While Black

Serena Williams

By MANDISI MAJAVU Early this month, Serena Williams wrote an article for TIME magazine announcing that she has decided to end her 14-year boycott of the Indian Wells tennis tournament. The last time she played at the tournament in 2001, she was subjected to racial abuse. She recounts the whole incident in chapter four of her autobiography, My life: Queen of the court. According ... Read More »

King of Boxing, Muhammad Ali Home for Birthday After Hospital Treatment for Urinary Tract Infection

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, the world’s greatest heavyweight boxer of all time, is spending his 73rd birthday at home with family and friends today, a day after being discharged from hospital where he had been in intensive care. The boxing hero was admitted to hospital in Louisville last month on December 20 with what was initially diagnosed as pneumonia. Doctors later re-diagnosed ... Read More »

How to Get to Play Hockey for Your National Team

One of the most popular team sports in Canada is hockey and some of the best known Canadian athletes are hockey players. Successful hockey players are often a product of years of hard work, training, dedication and good nutrition among many other things. A good hockey workout program is an essential component of the training of any aspiring pro hockey ... Read More »

White Privilege and Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius

They Don’t Teach It In Law School By MANDISI MAJAVU Notwithstanding the violent and aggressive behaviour he exhibited in his personal life, the product of a historically heavily subsidised racial group in South Africa, the life of Oscar Pistorius demonstrates how white privilege protected his masculinity from being constructed as uncivil, criminal, threatening and dangerous. In a New York Times article, Michael Sokolove ... Read More »