Luke Alfred

Banyana ‘frogs’ eye fairytale World Cup

Under new Dutch coach Vera Pauw Banyana have a reasonable chance of doing what no South African women's side have ever done before.

Daveyton Golf Club’s rabbits are out of tricks

The decline of the East Rand township's once-proud golf club has tracked the vanishing hopes of its members.

Goals, interrupted: Why SA soccer sucks

There are signs of improvement but a lack of ambition and dedication is still prevalent.

The return of the ‘Awesome Foursome’

Defying swimming stars like Michael Phelps sand Pieter van den Hoogenband, the South African freestyle relay four blazed to Olympic glory.

The impossibility of loving Luvo

A Cape long jumper's amazing ability is being hamstrung by his ruinous tik habit: " He'll either be on an Olympic podium, or he'll be dead by 30."

Toutrek resurrects its halcyon glory

Tug-of-war has pulled itself together at last and is again gaining traction across the land.

Angel’s away: The Dart Knight rises

For a bull's-eye view of SA's top darts players, look no further than the Cape Town nationals.

Couple wrestle the best out of the Boland’s hopefuls

While spreading their wrestling passion, president of SA's Wrestling Federation Frikkie Bosse and his wife became entangled in social development.

Stoned in literary deep space

SA has few independent bookshops, almost no worthwhile reviewing and certainly no cult of the reviewer as there is in Britain or the US.

On the Hunt for more ugly, scrappy wins

Playing pretty football has to give way to scoring the points for Wits in order to improve, says coach Gavin Hunt.

On the train track for a trip down memory lane

Sandstone's collection of lovingly restored trains and tractors add a bit of oomph to South Africa's heritage.

Heinrich manoeuvres take our breath away

Cheetahs players Brussow and Le Roux complement each other in a way that adds up to more than one plus one.

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