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Julia Beffon

Julia Beffon

    'South Africa would host a memorable World Cup'
    'South Africa would host a memorable World Cup'
    Four years after being among South Africa's most bitter rivals for the chance of hosting the 2006 soccer World Cup, England is now among this...
    Ali has gift of the gab to go with the jab
    Ali has gift of the gab to go with the jab
    Cassius Green, cut man supreme, is probably quite glad that Laila Ali's regular trainer, Floyd Mayweather Snr, does not enjoy long-distance...
    The boss of MeerKAT manor
    The boss of MeerKAT manor
    Anthropomorphism and science are usually, at best, uneasy bedfellows -- but, as the acronym for the Karoo Array Telescope is KAT, it is not...
    Legends are still playing the game
    Legends are still playing the game
    The middle-aged woman waiting patiently on the sidelines at the Atrec playing fields in Alexandra on Tuesday summed up the effect the influx of...
    The World Cup of science
    The World Cup of science
    On September 8 1966 Earth first made contact with the most famous split infinitive in the universe: "To boldly go". A decade after Star Trek...
    Andre Agassi: Departure of a legend
    Andre Agassi: Departure of a legend
    I first took notice of Andre Agassi during the 1988 French Open, a tournament I particularly remember as it coincided with my last meaningful...
    Xena rising: Enter the age of the pluton
    Xena rising: Enter the age of the pluton
    A quick check of my online horoscope on Wednesday morning helped allay the fear that had kept me awake most of the previous night: the planets were...
    Cry mush and let slip the dogs of sport
    Cry mush and let slip the dogs of sport
    As the first "legally blind" entrant to complete the gruelling Iditarod dog-sled race through the frozen wilds of Alaska, Rachel Scdoris should...
    Of big whoppers and football
    Of big whoppers and football
    Burger King's claim to be "the home of the Whopper" has been challenged by Johannesburg in the past couple of weeks. Although the United States...
    United's strong Red ties to SA
    United's strong Red ties to SA
    When Manchester United were last in South Africa, in 1993, the club were on a high. A campaign driven by Eric Cantona had seen them crowned...
    Playing with the Mob
    Playing with the Mob
    When Bernardo Provenzano was arrested in mid-April, a few people in the computer gaming industry might have suspected Electronic Arts (EA) of...
    Hate speech fuels bigotry
    Hate speech fuels bigotry
    As predictable as sensationalist coverage of the "lesbian murder trial" recently was the reaction from conservative religious groups to the...