Luke Phillips

Luke Phillips works from Beckenham, Kent, UK. Writer, wordsmith and blogger interested in the natural and not so natural worlds around us. My first novel 'Shadow Beast' out now! Luke Phillips has over 566 followers on Twitter.

Etzebeth ‘full out’ for World Cup despite assault case

Etzebeth, 27, allegedly insulted, assaulted and pointed a gun at a 42-year-old homeless man in Langebaan in August

Wayde van Niekerk grabs 200m silver to complete incredible week

Ramil Guliyev's win may not have been following the script the organisers wished for after Justin Gatlin's win in the 100m.

‘Heartbroken’ Makwala surges into 200m final, Van Niekerk double on track

Botswana's Isaac Makwala admitted to being fuelled by anger as he ran two rounds of the 200m – one on his own – to reach the final.

Wayde Van Niekerk targets Johnson double after 400m domination

Wayde van Niekerk's bid for a first world double since 1995 now turns to the 200m after he stormed to a comfortable victory in the 400m.

Blitzboks beat Scots in Paris final, clinch series

South Africa were crowned winners of this season's World Rugby Sevens Series, beating Scotland 15-5 in the final of the penultimate leg in Paris.

Pistorius: Able-bodied athletes have no issue with me

Double amputee Oscar Pistorius has said that able-bodied athletes had no beef with him competing at the top table of the world athletics circuit.

2011: Perfect year for All Blacks

Despite a series of setbacks that had the nation worried, New Zealand ended 24 years of disappointed by winning the Rugby World Cup this year.

France confident ahead of World Cup final

France are confident they will pose New Zealand problems in Sunday's World Cup final and have dismissed suggestions they'll resort to dirty tactics.

France slip into Rugby World Cup final

France have advanced to the World Cup final with a narrow 9-8 win over a Wales team reduced to 14 men after the sending off of their captain.

Ramrod Roberts at the heart of Welsh revival

Jamie Roberts will be aiming to produce another midfield masterclass of hard-running attack and miserly defence when Wales tackle France on Saturday.

Beaten France class of 2007 wary of semifinal woe

French players involved in the national team's semifinal exit at the last World Cup have vowed to do their best to prevent it happening again.

‘No second chances’ against the Springboks

Wales will be offered "no second chances" when they kick off their World Cup against defending champions South Africa.

Press Releases

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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