Luke Alfred

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.

Rustenburg’s rugby boys mine for glory on the sports field

Bent but unbowed by the crippling strike, Rustenburg Impala’s rugby team has triumphed.

Shaped and shafted by the city

Mark Gevisser’s memoir of growing up in Jo’burg is sweeping in its range and ambition, but falls short on ordinary details and a sense of humour.

Hammanskraal racers get inline

They might be down on their luck, but members of the Hammanskraal Roller-Skating Club are a can-do kind of crowd.

Under-19 cricketers can learn from the class of 2004

The story of the class of 2004 offers a salutary reminder not to get carried away by under-19 World Cup cricket campaigns.

Community rugby: Legends on the field

Eastern Cape community clubs with deep legacies and resurrected prospects face off in an epic battle.

Youthful cricket glory is no future guarantee

The Baby Proteas' thrilling win over Pakistan in the ICC Junior World Cup Final in Dubai does not secure players a place in the cricketing pantheon.

Graeme Pollock exceeds his own boundaries

Naming the St George's Park grandstand in Port Elizabeth for the genial, menacing, left-handed cricketer is a small but overdue honour.

Justin Kemp: Wily king of the Cobras

Cricket is unkempt without the medieval mastery of senior players such as Kemp and Charl Langeveldt, writes Luke Alfred.

Selling out or scrumming down?

Flanker Morgan Cushe, either the worst form of apartheid collaborator or a neglected trailblazer, died having never earned his Springbok rugby blazer.

Safa’s dirty war about to get ugly

The executive's sea of troubles include an unsolved match-fixing controversy and a power struggle, while football slowly sinks.

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