Soft-drink giant Coca-Cola, broadcaster SuperSport and the Octagon group of companies have withdrawn from the annual Nelson Mandela Invitational golf tournament. The three companies said in a joint statement on Wednesday they believed their continued participation in the tournament would be "inappropriate".
Imtiaz Patel's appointment as the next chief executive of the International Cricket Council (ICC) is "not a done deal" according to SuperSport, his current employer. "Nothing has been formalised yet," SuperSport spokesperson Guy Hawthorne said Tuesday.
It was straight from the Jonas Savimbi School of daylight robbery. With the ballot papers counted and the unrigged result declared, cue dummy-spitting, foul-crying toy tosser. Mike Stofile's "there is no place for blacks in South African rugby" is the most predictable post-South African Rugby Union (Saru) presidential election utterance since unification.
It has been described by one newspaper as "splitting the Premier Soccer League [PSL] down the middle." But what Finance Minister Trevor Manuel described as "morally reprehensible" commission payments amounting to hundreds of millions of rands to PSL officials has seemingly united 45-million South Africans in outraged opposition to the professional soccer organisation.
The growing dispute between the increasingly more affluent Premier Soccer League and its Mvela League affiliates reached a flashpoint on Wednesday when 15 clubs abandoned a special meeting to discuss the future of the League's subsidiary competition.