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Shakes’ return starts here

He’s with Witbank Spurs, but at least it’s a move back into pro coaching for mouthy Mashaba

Shakes Mashaba: Gabuza should have been protected

Former Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba says the coach is meant to protect the player

Media slam ’embarrassing’ Bafana

South Africa's Africa Cup of Nations defeat in Mauritania this weekend was a blow to the country.

The ‘bad boys’ are back in town

After the African Nations Cup debacle, Shakes seems to have no choice but to bring back Bafana's brash foreign-based players.

Bafana crash out of Afcon as Ghana and Algeria advance

South Africa's campaign ended with a single point from three outings, which was more than enough to send Ghana and Algeria to the second round.

Bafana face Senegal in ‘must-win’ Afcon encounter

"There is no way we cannot feel the pressure. But everyone is under pressure, even the opposition," coach Shakes Mashaba said.

Mashaba shakes up our expectations

Shakes Mashaba's regime has generated optimism around Bafana Bafana for the first time in more than a decade, but it is unclear if this is justified.

Bafana’s chances may be undermined by too much optimism

South Africa kicks off in an Afcon group of death, of which the opponents are at least aware. Safa however is already happy with the placement alone.

This is no time for showboating, warns Mashaba

Ephraim "Shakes" Mashaba said on Saturday he would now work on keeping his players grounded after they defeated Congo-Brazzaville 2-0 on Saturday.

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It’s just not cricket

Near Makhanda in the Eastern Cape in the village of Salem is a cricket pitch that is said to be the oldest in the country. Watered by blood and trauma, rolled with frontier nostalgia and contemporary paranoia, how does it play?

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Income shocks and the breakdowns in social protection schemes have had consequences for hunger and food insecurity in South Africa

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The coronavirus has hit the Eastern Cape hard, but many rural areas in the province still have no clean water for hand washing, forcing residents to break lockdown regulations to protest

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