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Collateral damage: Boks lament COVID impact after Championship withdrawal

16 Oct 2020

CAPE TOWN Player welfare concerns, unclear COVID-19 restrictions and potential difficulties in securing overseas-based players were the key factors in pulling the Springboks out of this year's Rugby Championship, South Africa Rugby said on Friday.

Africa's only pro cycling team in race for survival

13 Oct 2020

CAPE TOWN South Africa-based NTT Pro Cycling is in a three-week race to find a new sponsor or face the prospect of having to fold before the 2021 season, cutting off a path for riders from Africa to compete globally.

South Africa board holds 'positive' talks with national sports body

15 Sep 2020

CAPE TOWN South Africa's cricket board said on Tuesday it had held a "positive" meeting with the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) as it seeks to avoid being sidelined following criticism of its governance.

Cricket South Africa rejects SASCOC bid to sideline embattled board

11 Sep 2020

CAPE TOWN Cricket South Africa (CSA) has rejected a resolution by the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) to suspend its board while a task team investigates its conduct.

SASCOC suspends embattled Cricket South Africa board

10 Sep 2020

CAPE TOWN The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has suspended the board of Cricket South Africa (CSA) for a period of one month while it launches an investigation into its conduct, officials told Reuters on Thursday.

Black Lives Matter forces South African sport to face past demons

04 Sep 2020

CAPE TOWN The Black Lives Matter movement has forced South African sport to reflect on its post-Apartheid history and created fissures between former team mates in a country still trying to come to terms with its racist past.

CAF postpone Africa World Cup qualifiers to June 2021

19 Aug 2020

CAPE TOWN The start of the African group stage qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup have been shifted to June next year and will be completed in a five-month dash for a place in Qatar, according to a Confederation of African Football memo seen by Reuters.

Wiegman has pedigree to restore Lionesses pride

14 Aug 2020

When the Netherlands claimed the Women’s Euro 2017 title on home soil it was a surprise victory that heralded a new era for the team under coach Sarina Wiegman, whose innovation and attention to detail were largely credited with the success.

South Africa tour to West Indies on hold indefinitely

01 Aug 2020

CAPE TOWN South Africa’s director of cricket Graeme Smith does not expect the national team to be back in action until November at the earliest and confirmed the scheduled tour of West Indies has been postponed indefinitely.

South African league to resume in August

27 Jul 2020

CAPE TOWN South Africa's domestic soccer competitions will resume on Aug. 8, the latest of the continent's major leagues to announce a return to play in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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