Saturday, January 18, 2020

Young surfer makes waves in California

Merrifield College pupil Daniel Emslie certainly made waves after participating in the Vissla International Surfing Association World Junior Surfing Championships at Huntington Beach, in...

Bramble Berry Run is on

The Bramble Berry Run will take place on Sunday, starting and finishing at Kings Mall in Gonubie. It will have 5km fun and 10km race distances,...

Twins splash out at clinic

A “can-do” attitude and extreme discipline are what has propelled 23-year-old national swimmers Alaric and Alard Basson to where they are. The twins graced...

KWT Cricket Academy ends their season on high note

The King William’s Town Cricket Academy has ended its season on a high with a closing function held at Central Primary School at the...

Young player a rising star on the cricket pitch

Lilyfontein batsman, 13-year-old Chad Henderson, is currently rewriting the record books as he continues to score heavily against all school opposition in the Border...

Just believe in pedal power

St Bernard’s Hospice Pedal for a Purpose to raise funds for palliative care for all The annual St Bernard’s Hospice Pedal for a Purpose Cycle...

Rev up for Amatole Classic

DON BRYCE Bookings are now open for the annual Amatola Classic Car Run, which this year will be held on Sunday November 24. The popular event,...

Springbok Damian de Allende is one of the ‘hottest’ rugby players...

Springbok Damian de Allende has made the grade as one of the “hottest” rugby players in the world. Liverugbytickets.co.uk, a premier website for rugby matches...

Hub festival a phenomenal success

The recent festival staged by Breidbach Hub was described as one of the best thus far after a record number of sport and recreation...

Faf keeps his clothes on, but shows Archbishop Tutu his SA...

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, standing behind the victorious Springbok team led by its first black captain, Siya Kolisi, must have felt an immense sense of...

Champ fueled by a passion to succeed in life

Passion, discipline and humility helped Selborne College Grade 11 pupil Brady Choudree to win the Border Karting Clubmans 4 Stroke Class A championship last...

‘Apartheid killed rugby culture of the Xhosa nation’ – Zakes Mda

The Springbok win against England in the 2019 Rugby World Cup last Saturday continues to spark conversation on social media among some of the...

Car spinning ace Veejaro is changing the stereotypes haunting the sport

Motor racing has existed in in Vernon Hendricks’s family through his father and grandfather, he has continued the legacy in the fast lane as...

The rousing singing of the Gwijo Squad fast becoming synonymous with...

Captain Siya Kolisi may not have been able to hear them when he ran onto the field with his teammates in Tokyo on Saturday‚...

Aqua aerobics a fun and safe way to get into shape...

One of the downsides you don’t initially think about when undergoing emergency surgery is exercise, or rather the lack thereof. Between the three days...

The final countdown! Bok coach Erasmus names the men to face...

Thoroughly emboldened by his players’ performances‚ confident Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus reassembled the men he believes fit for purpose to pluck England’s petals in...

Springbok Herschel Jantjies nominated for World Rugby award

Herschel Jantjies treated a question about his World Rugby’s breakthrough player of the year nomination like he does the opposition on Wednesday. He sidestepped and...

SA’s Jola makes top 6 in Korea

Discipline and hard work paid off for Mdantsane-born Bulelani Jola, 32, who reached the top six at the recent Physical Culture Association (PCA) Korea...

Huge injury blow to Wales for Boks semifinal

Wales have suffered a huge injury blow ahead of their Rugby World Cup semifinal against the Springboks on Sunday. Influential utility back Liam Williams is...

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus provides a glimpse into his future

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus won’t retreat into his office and is unlikely to solely focus on his desk job as SA Rugby’s director of...

SA champ off to world event in Kazakhstan

Dedication and discipline is the name of the game as karateka sempai Litha Mtalalisi gets ready to represent SA in the Kyokushin World Union...

Robin Peterson’s appointment silver lining on dark day for SA cricket

The best news South African cricket has had since Faf du Plessis lost the toss in Visakhapatnam almost three weeks ago broke in the...

Kolbe’s troublesome ankle casts doubt over his availability for the Boks’...

Cheslin Kolbe’s troublesome ankle is casting an ominous shadow over his availability for Sunday’s Rugby World Cup quarterfinal against Wales in Yokohama. Kolbe first pulled...

‘Personally‚ Rassie has made a massive difference‚’ says Bok Bongi Mbonambi

At first he was hesitant but then Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi spelled out why coach Rassie Erasmus has made the team hard to beat...

Cluster’s learning curve

Local women’s soccer team takes on international outfit Osnabrucker in fast-paced match A fast-paced match of under-17 women's soccer took place last Wednesday as the...

EL waveskier competes in US

East London's very own Bruce Viaene represented his country at the Venture Paddle Surfing Championships in the US over the past weekend, competing against the best...

Brothers excel in badminton championships

Brothers Jason, left, and Cameron Coetzer took part in the recent SA Open and International Badminton Championships held in Durban earlier this month. Both...

Enough talk of ghosts and hosts for the Springboks: it’s time...

The spectre of an early Rugby World Cup (RWC) exit has loomed large over the Springboks almost from the very start of the tournament. It...

Bok coach Erasmus ahead of Japan showdown: ‘We definitely know we...

Rassie Erasmus is naturally drawn to the shadows. If the Springbok coach had his way for the knockout stages at this Rugby World Cup (RWC)...

Charity golf day helps Choc

The first annual Cancer Charity Golf Day, hosted by putcomafani Consulting, took place at East London Golf Course last Friday. The golf day was started...

Dsrac sets pace for healthy living

Hundreds of young and old gathered in their hundreds at the Orlando Stadium in Mdantsane last Friday when . The department of sport, recreation,...

Gearing up for penultimate battle

Saturday will see the penultimate round of the Border Karting season for 2019 take place at East London Grand Prix Circuit. Caleb Odendaal, with a...

Croquet great fun for all ages

Arguably the most memorable illustration of croquet (pronounced ‘crow-kay’), was depicted by Lewis Carroll in ‘Alice in Wonderland’. The self-indulgent Queen of Hearts chose to...

SA sets ‘new world record’ for longest hearse parade

A convoy of 110 funeral cars lapped the Kyalami circuit to unofficially 'beat' the Guinness record A Guinness world record for the longest parade of...

U17 tournament needs support

Heritage Month was closed off with the inaugural Under 17 rugby tournament hosted by Leo Mbini Rugby Development in Berlin. Seven teams from across the...

Handle Eben Etzebeth ‘racism’ case with care, says parliament

The Eben Etzebeth “racism” investigation should not distract the Springboks as they participate at the Rugby World Cup. This is the view of parliament's portfolio...

Teaching kids and adults how to swim

Two experienced swimming coaches, Wanda Steyn and Emma Fraser, have joined forces to start a swimming school in East London. The Winners Extreme Swimming Academy...

Waterpolo boys give it their all

Schools from across the country descended on the came to the Selborne College and Joan Harrison pools last weekend for the 32nd edition of...

Boks not taking minnows Namibia lightly – and will avoid making...

In a country where everything‚ especially the language, feels as foreign as it can possibly get‚ the Springboks will be drawn even further out...

043 breakthrough year

The Mdantsane rugby fraternity continues to grow, helped along by the 043 Rugby Development Programme with Luvuyo Madliki as the convenor. The programme first came...

Leo Mbini tourney a great success

The second annual Leo Mbini Berlin School’s Revival Programme Tournament was under way on Friday lat week with 10 schools competing at the Berlin...

Runners take part in Sole Destroyer

The 21km Caltex Sole Destroyer, 9km Klinkhardt Sole Teaser and 5km Caltex Little Sole took place in East London over the weekend with scores...

Land of the rising scrum Japan prepares to host a party...

Rugby’s quadrennial jamboree kicks off here on Friday with the hosts expected to put on a show for the ages. Ancient meeting modern will the...

Springbok coach Erasmus names the team to face the All Blacks...

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus has retained the team that beat Japan for their opening Rugby World Cup match against the All Blacks in Yokohama...

Cash-strapped SABC won’t broadcast Rugby World Cup on TV or radio

The SABC confirmed on Monday that it would not be broadcasting the Rugby World Cup on television or radio. Citing high costs, spokeswoman Vuyo Mthembu...

Poor decisions cost Hurricanes in Iqhawe clash

Mdantsane based Hurricanes Rugby Club U15, made up of pupils from various high schools in the area, suffered a loss against Border Iqhawe on...

Swim stars get crowned at the Ultimate Swimming Club

SWIM STARS: The Ultimate Swim Club Gala was held recently at the Clarendon Prep swimming pool.The gala started with seven swimmers in male and...

Big turn-out for SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run [GALLERY]

Orient Beach was packed on Sunday as exercise enthusiasts gathered for the annual SPAR Daily Dispatch Fun Run. The race consisted of a 4km and...

‘No excuses’ – All Blacks relish Boks World Cup test

Champions New Zealand underwent a punishing first World Cup training session in Japan on Wednesday before promising to come out firing against South Africa...