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Between dark and light was Maradona

The life of Diego Armando Maradona, who died this week, will always remind us that the smell of shit is as important as the perfume of flowers, writes Niren Tolsi

Football legend Maradona dies

The Argentinian icon died at his home on Wednesday, two weeks after having surgery on a blood clot in his brain

South African football has lost a feminist in Anele Ngcongca

The Bafana Bafana defender valued women who loved sport

Busy Bee continues to sting despite challenges

Cape Town’s oldest Black rugby club personifies the problems Black rugby faces, including attempts to have its history erased, being affected by apartheid and struggling financially for good resources

The beautiful game isn’t perfect

And it shouldn’t be. The search for absolute fairness is spoiling the way football is played

The rise of SA players abroad is good for Banyana

The growing list of professional women footballers plying their trade at overseas clubs could be the missing piece the side needs to conquer the continent after five failed attempts.

The Hunt is on for ruthlessness

Kaizer Chiefs’ new coach may have all the excuses but he’s likely just buying time for his ethos to take root

Meyiwa murder case postponed amid drama in court

The murder case of Senzo Meyiwa has been postponed to next month after the appearance of the five suspects in the Boksburg magistrate’s court took an unexpected turn

Five suspects arrested in Senzo Meyiwa case

Police minister Bheki Cele announced on Monday that his team has arrested five suspects who were allegedly involved in the killing of former Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa.

Everton stake claim to Merseyside

After a painfully limp decade, the Toffees are once more looking like worthy foes for The Reds

Premier League’s opening madness may well shatter our preconceptions

Thanks to several unique circumstances, this season will likely confound everyone, from pundits to economists

African Blogtable: It all comes down to this

The NBA Finals African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds on the African continent to share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup at every stage of the best-of-seven series. Here are their predictions ahead of Game 5.

African Blogtable: A bad day at the office for the Lakers, or a sign of things to come?

The African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent to share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup in the NBA finals. After the Heat’s win in the latest game, here are their predictions ahead of game four.

Expect no charity from football’s elite

We should let go of the hope that our favourite clubs are going to act altruistically in English football’s looming financial crisis

Q&A Sessions: ‘Each generation must open doors for the next’ — Desiree Ellis

Desiree Ellis has a deep understanding of the development of women’s football in South Africa. The Banyana Banyana head coach talks to Luke Feltham about how the women’s game has changed over her 40-year career

African Blogtable: How will the Heat respond in game two of the NBA finals?

The African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent to share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup at every stage of the best-of-seven series. Here are their predictions ahead of the second game

African Blogtable: Lakers or Heat, who will win the 2020 NBA finals?

The NBA finals African Blogtable brings together some of the top basketball minds from across the continent who share their thoughts on the Heat-Lakers matchup at every stage of the best-of-seven series. Here are their predictions ahead of game one

African Blogtable: Who makes it out of the NBA conference

Every week the African Blogtable brings together the top basketball minds from across the continent to answer pressing questions about the NBA Playoffs

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