April 26, 2017

Qhina will be a golden Two Oceans bet

Not since the first few years of the event have Cape Town runners been such strong contenders for the Two Oceans Marathon, with four locally-based marathoners looking strong bets for Saturday’s gold medals, awarded to the top-10 finishers. Names like Dirkie Steyn, Don Hartley, John and Stephen Donald, and Clive Owen cropped up regularly in the first decade of the Oceans, but that was in the era when the event was primarily a local affair. Since then, scattered performances of individual brilliance from Cape Town-based athletes came from the likes of Sam Flatela, Keith Court, Monica Drogemoller and Liz Eglington,…

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Baxter out of Bafana race?

SuperSport United coach Stuart Baxter appears to have priced himself out of the Bafana Bafana job. The Briton’s R1million a month salary and other additional demands he’s added since agreeing in principle to take over the job have emerged as the reasons South African Football Association (Safa) officials are yet to announce the new senior national team coach four months after Ephraim “Shakes” Mashaba’s sacking. Mashaba‚ who is currently engaged in an arbitration battle with his former employers at CCMA‚ was sacked in December following his outburst at Safa officials and at the media after the 2-1 win over Senegal…

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Matseliso Morigihlane

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South Africa recently joined the rest of the world in celebrating World TB Day. The event is celebrated annually on March 24 but the country celebrated it last Friday, March 31 in Bloemfontein. The theme for this was: Unite to end TB and HIV- South African Leaders taking Action. The Weekly’s Martin Makoni spoke to the Director for TB Management and Control in the Free State Matseliso Morigihlane on the significance of the day and the situation of the in the province. Makoni also asked Morigihlane about and the province was doing to address the problem of TB and how…

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