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Australian sport rallies behind bushfire relief

Australian sport rallies behind bushfire relief

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian sports stars, sparked in part by a call to action from tennis player Nick Kyrgios, have rallied to raise funds in support of relief and recovery efforts for victims of the country’s bushfire catastrophe. Hundreds of wildfires h…

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Durban Skateboarder Khule Ngebane Gets Noticed In Barcelona

By Craig Jarvis Khule Ngubane is a skateboarder from Durban, South Africa who is making it big time, heading towards the 2020 Olympic Games. Originally from a poor neighborhood in the traditional kwaZulu Natal Zulu community, he has always followed a different path through the life-changing sport of skateboarding. Now …

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Jomo Sono: Character Assassination or Financial Abuse?

Jomo Sono

The fear of losing their jobs and being victimized are two of the reasons many Jomo Cosmos players are suffering in silence even though they allegedly haven’t been paid full salaries by South African football club owner Jomo Sono since September last year. Sono admits he owes players money but …

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Percy Tau Deserves To Play In Europe

Percy Tau

Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso ‘Jingles’ Mosimane believes his favourite son, Percy Tau deserves to play in Europe and wishes him well at his new football club Brighton & Hove Albion in England. Tau signed a four-year deal with Brighton in the English Premier League but he will be loaned out …

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South African Roots Still Run Deep in Federer and Anderson

Federer and Anderson

In spite of the fact that Kevin Anderson wants to become an American citizen and Roger Federer represents Switzerland, these two top tennis stars both have South African blood running strongly through their veins. Kevin Anderson Kevin Anderson started playing tennis professionally in South Africa at a tender age of …

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WPA Backs Muslim Athletes Objection to Lotto Logo

Lotto logo on new licence

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 …

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Australian Open All-Williams Final: The Dream

Australian Open

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 …

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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 …

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