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State fumes as Sascoc steals its ball

A little-known company is muscling in on the 2022 Commonwealth Games legacy project – and the sports department is spitting mad.

Mbalula wants Olympics 2024 in SA

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says South Africa is ready to host the Olympic Games and should make a bid in 2014.

Sascoc files defamation case against sports journalist

Sports columnist Graeme Joffe is facing legal action from Sascoc for defamation after a series of pieces he wrote lashing out at the organisation.

#Thatawkwardmoment when Sascoc’s president admits to lying

It was an awkward few seconds in Parliament when the Sascoc president implied that politicians lie and that he understands sometimes one has to lie.

Paralympians enjoy equal share of bonuses

Sascoc says paralympic athletes will earn the same bonuses their able-bodied counterparts received on their triumphant return from the London Games.

Aim high, fall far: Is SA trying to break its athletes?

They've been told to bring home 12 Olympic medals, but experts and athletes say the intense pressure heaped upon Team SA is unfair, "almost suicidal".

Sascoc boss puts everything on the line for Olympics

Sascoc president Gideon Sam has promised to fall on his sword if Team South Africa performs poorly at this year's Olympic Games in London.

Sam peddles medal hopes

Twelve medals for the South African Olympic team has been a best-case scenario at the London Summer Games but six is a more realistic target.

State blasts Sascoc over imported Olympic kits

The trade and industry department has criticised Sascoc's use of foreign suppliers to make the kit for the SA Olympic and Paralympic Games teams.

Sascoc in dog box over SA’s Olympics team kit

Sascoc has been criticised because the South African Olympic and Paralympic Games teams' kit has not produced by a local manufacturer.

Put grants tender on ice

The South African Social Security Agency risks not fulfilling its mandate by getting caught up in the messy business that it is "tenders".

Zuma’s lawyer and the mega tender

President Jacob Zuma's lawyer Michael Hulley has played various roles in the drawn-out awarding of a disputed multi-billion rand contract.

Team SA scores Proctor & Gamble partnership

Sascoc president Gideon Sam is due to announce a partnership with Proctor & Gamble, following his call for financial support for SA's Olympic team.

‘Name your price’ bribe offer for R7-billion tender

"Open chequebook" bribe claim hits controversial tender award, as Norman Arendse reveals social grants scandal implicating sports boss Gideon Sam.

Sascoc maps out anti-corruption plans

Sascoc plans to hold sports federations more accountable -- specifically those of soccer, cricket and rugby -- in a clampdown on corruption in sport.

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