Rob Woollard

Report on sport in the Americas for Agence France-Presse.

Magic Johnson steps down as Lakers chief

The 59-year-old Lakers legend's decision follows the failure of the LA franchise to make the playoffs for a sixth consecutive year.

Kaepernick fronts Nike’s ‘Just Do It’ ad campaign

Kaepernick triggered a political firestorm after kneeling during the US national anthem in 2016 to protest racial injustice

Belgium, Mexico march on as Germany face Swedish test

Belgium and Mexico powered towards the last 16 of the World Cup with convincing victories as defending champions Germany prepped for Sweden

Simone Biles: ‘I was abused’ by USA gymnastics doctor

In a statement posted on Twitter, Biles said she had wrestled with her decision to go public with her story since the scandal broke.

Before Mayweather-McGregor … there was Ali v Inoki

​There are many in the boxing world who are appalled by the prospect of Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor climbing into a ring next month.

Corrupt former Fifa official Blazer dead

Corrupt football official-turned-whistleblower Chuck Blazer, whose evidence helped trigger the FIFA bribery scandal, died Wednesday, his lawyers said.

Germany Gotze World Cup

Mario Götze scored an extra-time winner as Germany beat Argentina 1-0 to become the first European team to win a World Cup held in South America.

England polish penalties to ward off Spain pain

England will step up their penalty-taking practice as they enter the Euro 2012 knockout rounds desperate to atone for repeated failures in shoot-outs.

France scramble for England tie

France came from behind to force a 1-1 draw with England as a cagey Euro 2012 opener between the Group D rivals ended in a stalemate.

English soccer inches closer to goal-line technology

Soccer referees may soon be equipped with technology that will enable them to tell if a soccer ball has crossed the goal-line.

Disappointing derby sets Man City above United

Manchester City have seized control of the Premier League after beating Manchester United 1-0 in a derby that failed to live up to its pre-match hype.

Chelsea on the up after Barcelona stumble

Didier Drogba has helped Chelsea stun Champions League title defenders Barcelona with a 1-0 upset victory in their first-leg semifinal.

Press Releases

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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