Richard Calland

The inexplicable hope and anguish of supporting The Arsenal

The line between excruciating disappointment and exquisite pleasure can be very thin on the football pitch

Boucher, Smith fiascos symptomatic of sordid legacy at Cricket South Africa

Because of what history has bestowed on the board it will take a long time to restore trust and credibility

Richard Calland: No walls high enough against KZN floods for migrating middle class

Flooding in KZN has shown that walls aren't high enough in the end to protect migrating middle and upper classes from our shared reality

Around the world in 80 games

A perfect world tour that would strike the perfect balance between travel and sport

Dark clouds of different shapes hover over Proteas and England

Both face challenges but the ostensible similarity is superficial

The trials of Super Sunday: McIlroy, Macron and Manchester

There was a lot to juggle this weekend, and it wasn’t easy to sidestep political profligacy in favour of McIlroy’s brilliance

Augusta National: Fear and capitalism on the golf course

The Masters Tournament exposes the persistent dilemma of the politically progressive and active person

Where do SA’s best interests lie globally?

With Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, the world order has been upended – and South Africa needs to think carefully about how it positions itself

Shhhh … nobody tell the Proteas the ‘C word’

The World Cup in New Zealand has proven an exciting, high-quality tournament. But, it’s still 50-over cricket

What the All Blacks-Boks rivalry teaches us about sport diplomacy

Richard Calland talks to the New Zealand high commissioner to South Africa about the beauty of the All Blacks-Springboks rivalry

Roman Abramovich: He who sucked the soul out of football meets his fate

To look into the grey, expressionless eyes of the Chelsea owner was to look into the abyss of modern crony-capitalism’s excesses and structural injustice.

Shane Warne spins his last: Memories of a charismatic cricketing genius

The magnetic spinner brought his ebullient forthrightness, sense of mischief, and above all, cricketing brain into the commentary box

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