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/ 12 March 2008

Matola hands Bafana the match

A pedestrian Bafana Bafana outfit needed an own goal to beat Zimbabwe 2-1 in a friendly international match at the Germiston Stadium on Tuesday evening. Gilbert Mushangazhike struck first for the visitors in the 12th minute. Sthembiso Ngcobo equalised in the 73rd minute and his feeble shot at goal deflected off James Matola late in extra time to give the hosts an unforeseen victory.

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/ 2 March 2008

Birds beat Celtic 3-1 in last-minute thriller

The Birds left it late — then swooped to a scintillating 3-1 Absa Premiership win over Bloemfontein Celtic with three goals in the last ten minutes of play. After Malawian defender Patrick Mabedi had equalised for Moroka Swallows, with a superbly timed header in the 79th minute, the team completed their scoring spree with late goals from substitutes Sandile Ndlovu and Alfred Phiri.

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/ 23 February 2008

Five more SA athletes qualify for Games

Five athletes achieved the ”A” qualifying standard for the Beijing Olympic Games at Germiston on Friday night, and the men’s junior pole-vault record was also broken. Ter de Villiers won the men’s 400m hurdles in a qualifying time of 48,71 seconds, followed by Alwyn Myburgh (48,99) and Ockert Cilliers (49,18).

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/ 22 April 2007

Swallows, AmaZulu fail to fire

Moroka Swallows and AmaZulu played to a goalless draw in their Premier Soccer League clash at the Germiston Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Both teams had good scoring opportunities but neither could capitalise on the chances created in front of a vociferous crowd on a warm Gauteng afternoon.

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/ 24 November 2005

Scheme to help SA’s gold jewellery industry

Minerals and Energy Minister Lindiwe Hendricks has launched a R106-million scheme to help the gold manufacturing jewellery industry in South Africa. Aimed at reducing ”the current high cost of financing gold working capital” in South Africa, the scheme is part of the offsets of the Hawk and Gripen fighter aircraft component of South Africa’s controversial arms deal.

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/ 7 September 2005

Birds improve log standing

Moroka Swallows beat a determined Free State Stars 1-0 in their hard-fought Castle Premier Soccer League (PSL) game at the Germiston Stadium on Tuesday afternoon in front of a poor midweek crowd, after leading 1-0 at the break. As a result of this win, Swallows move from 11th to third position on the PSL log.