Alberto Contador

Retired Jan Ullrich banned for doping

Three days after the Court of Arbitration for Sport banned Alberto Contador for doping, former Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich has also been banned.

Contador’s career decision hangs in the balance

Alberto Contador has to ponder his future as a professional cyclist after a two-year doping ban ruled him out of this year's Tour de France.

Contador at CAS to battle 2010 doping charges

Alberto Contador is due to fight against an appeal to impose a doping ban on him which could strip him of his 2010 Tour de France title.

Contador sends warning as Hushovd takes stage 16

Alberto Contador sent a warning to his rivals with repeated stinging attacks in the 16th stage of the Tour de France won by Norway's Thor Hushovd.

Rivals hold fire at Tour de France

The attacks never came on the first mountain trek of the Tour de France, as defending champion Alberto Contador and Andy Schleck both held fire.

Cavendish wins crash-marred fifth tour stage

British speedster Mark Cavendish won a crash-marred fifth stage of the Tour de France, while Thor Hushovd held on to the leader's yellow jersey.

Fight against doping overshadowed by Contador

Anti-doping chiefs are standing united to show the window for enhancing performance is getting smaller at the Tour de France.

It’s not our beef, Mexico tells banned players

Mexico has said its beef doesn't contain clenbuterol, hurting the defence of five suspended football players who tested positive for a banned drug.

Contador lauds doping decision, but damage done

Alberto Contador believes "irreparable" damage has been done to his reputation despite being cleared of doping by the Spanish Cycling Federation.

Contador may be cleared of doping charges

The Spanish Cycling Federation may clear three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador of using performance-enhancing drugs, newspapers say.

US investigation into Tour de France doping claims

US' investigators interviewed French anti-doping officials as part of a probe into allegations of drug use by cyclists, including Lance Armstrong.

Spanish chief: No Contador decision for two months

Spain's cycling federation said it would take at least two months to decide whether to sanction Tour de France winner Alberto Contador for alleged dop


eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip: The guerilla priest

From his adventures with Steve Biko to his support for shack dwellers in KwaZulu-Natal, Bishop Emeritus Rubin Phillip has always walked the talk of radical Christianity

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

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Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs