The pace of renaming places to rid them of their colonial and apartheid past is too slow
Some in the former sports minister’s circle are reportedly uncomfortable with the president speaking at the service.
Former sport minister Makhenkesi Stofile has died, the ANC in Nelson Mandela Bay said on Monday.
Vusi Mavimbela is the latest in a crew of political outcasts to be sent on ambassadorial missions abroad.
Two more women ministers have been added to a list of those who will probably be subject to President Jacob Zuma’s imminent Cabinet rethink.
The ANC Youth League in the eThekwini region has apologised for calling for Sports and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile to be fired.
The ANC has accused an ANCYL region of ill-discipline and "naked opportunism" after it called for Sport Minister Makhenkesi Stofile to be sacked.
Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile has stirred up a hornets’ nest over the selection of Zimbabwean national Tendai Mtawarira for the Springboks.
Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile on Thursday rejected suggestions he wanted to appoint national sport coaches.
Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile says Springbok rugby coach Peter de Villiers should watch his mouth, it was reported on Thursday.
The sports minister wants Olympic governing body’s leaders removed from lottery board, writes Lucky Sindane.
Makhenkesi Stofile almost spoiled a perfect Valentine’s Day outing last Saturday with his controversial ”dreamland views” on Bafana Bafana.
The Sport Ministry has confirmed that regulations that would have allowed the minister to interfere with national team selections have been withdrawn.
South Africa’s most popular sports are on a warpath with the Department of Sport and Recreation over new legislation that was sent out in December.
Former Eastern Cape premier Nosimo Balindlela may be sued for damages after allegedly using her powers in office to deal with political foes.
The Springbok emblem can still be utilised by the South African Rugby Union, but the King Protea as national emblem will be worn on the jersey.
Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile’s latest claim that the government owns the Springbok emblem has no grounds, says a law firm.
SA Rugby is using the Springbok emblem illegally because it failed to renew its licence to use it, says Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile.
Rugby’s corporate sponsors and its hallowed symbol the Springbok have come under fire from delegates at the National Sports Indaba in Durban.
The ID has slammed the ”completely unnecessary wastage” of R11-million on a failed publicity project to showcase South Africa at the Beijing Olympics.
Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile has asked his staff to explain why a marketing centre in Beijing has not been operational.
A showdown seems to be looming between Parliament’s sport and recreation committee and the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee.
Cosatu says it will reserve judgement on corruption allegations reportedly contained in the Pillay commission report.
Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhenkesi Stofile, named in a report on corruption, said on Thursday he rejected its findings ”with contempt”.
DA leader Helen Zille is calling for the head of Minister of Sport and Recreation Makhenkesi Stofile following the leaking of the Pillay report.
Sports and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile on Tuesday voiced his concern over the slow pace of transformation in South African rugby. Stofile said appeals to officials to use the recent success of the Springboks in France as a catalyst for transformation had fallen on deaf ears.
Oregan Hoskins was re-elected on Friday to a further two-year term as president of the South African Rugby Union (Saru), narrowly beating his deputy, Mike Stofile, at Saru’s annual general meeting. Saru did not issue an official confirmation of the voting tally, but it is understood that the closeness of the vote saw auditors call for a recount.
South African rugby bosses have given new Springbok coach Peter de Villiers the final say on selection matters. The move required a change in the South African Rugby Union’s constitution, which specified that selections were decided by a majority of a three-man selection committee, including the national coach.
Seldom has a friendly international meant so much to 2010 Soccer World Cup hosts South Africa as that against Paraguay on Wednesday. Underperforming Bafana Bafana need a win to silence a growing band of critics, led by Sports Minister Makhenkesi Stofile, Parliament sports committee chairperson Butana Komphela and several top first-division coaches.
The South African government will spend ”upwards” of R30-billion on the 2010 Soccer World Cup, according to a report released on Tuesday. Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, who received the report, admitted that ”in some instance” initial budget estimations were conservative.
Joe Phaahla, the director general of the 2010 Fifa World Cup government unit, is stepping down. He has asked to be relieved of his three-year contract, which expires in August. In a statement on Thursday, the unit said Sport and Recreation Minister Makhenkesi Stofile has agreed to this, and Phaahla will leave the unit this month.
Springbok rugby captain John Smit will remain at the helm of the side until the end of the year, coach Peter de Villiers announced on Wednesday, as political mudslinging continued with the Freedom Front Plus condemning the reaction of African National Congress MPs to former Springbok captains calling for an end to political interference in the sport.