Comrades Marathon

Gerda Steyn: From the Comrades to the Olympics

The runner smashed her personal best in 2019, and will feel confident going to Tokyo in August

Who said running is free?

In a sport in which there’s no option but to put in the work to get fit, time can be the biggest cost

‘Fluke’ winner may miss next Comrades

After disproving her own doubts – and the doubts of others – Ann Ashworth’s triumph may not be enough to keep her in the race

​Sporting scams: Who’s fooling who?

It’s hard not to admire the miscreants who have taken faking it to the next level.

Comrades winner sets sights on Olympics

Caroline Wöstmann, winner of the 2015 Comrades and Two Oceans ultra-races, has set herself the new challenge of qualifying for the Olympic marathon.

South Africa runs to a clean sweep at the Comrades

For the first time since 1992, South Africa has male and female gold winners in the Comrades Marathon.

What’s up, Comrades?

There are no clear favourites for this year's up run but there is no lack of serious challengers.

Running away from pain was first step to Comrades greatness

Former Comrades runner Jackie Meckler, now in his eighties, reminisces his five wins.

How running junkies find their next fix

Runners live by a guide that describes every race in the land - and there's at least one every weekend.

Greenwood stuns Russians to take gold

Briton Eleanor Greenwood has broken the Russian stronghold on the Comrades by becoming the first athlete outside eastern Europe in 11 years to win.

Comrades veteran back for more

Scottish runner John Sneddon got hooked on the race in 1993 and has run the ultramarathon every year since.

Local hero Claude Moshiywa wins Comrades

Claude Moshiywa broke the foreign stranglehold as he became the first South African to win the "up" Comrades run in 21 years.


Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

Press Releases

Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

SPONSORED Scatec Solar and partners have once again grid connected in the ZF Mcgawu District, and started early commercial...

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income