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Match of the day: Sport vs ecology

We need a profound rethinking of the meaning of sustainability in sport — the global commercial model is neither environmentally nor socially sound

We need more anger about racism in South Africa

Those who want a non-racial and equal society need to unite against both whites and blacks who collaborate to entrench a racist system

Esports offer a brave new world

With stadiums shut, clubs and leagues are turning to the video games to stay relevant

On a roll: Skater women hit hard

Roller derby skaters relish the challenge of taking to the track, despite the high risk and little reward

Fear and uncertainty grip sports due to Covid-19 outbreak

Bankruptcy? Quarantine centres? SA’s sporting bodies are facing their greatest-ever challenge

Tips to keep you entertained on weekends of no sport

Here are four things you can do while your favorite team is in quarantine

Covid-19 red cards major events

Sporting events, from football and tennis to rugby and cycling, on this year’s calendar are in doubt

How the coronavirus has hit global sport

Here is a look at the effects on sport of the coronavirus, which on Monday had killed over 3 800 people while infecting more than 110 000 in over 100 countries

Mpumelelo Mhlongo, two world records down, one to go

One of South Africa’s best athletes is making waves internationally and is targeting a third world record. You’ve probably never heard of him.

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History, politics, drugs, terrorists, cartoons, sport celebrities and memoirs ... expand your knowledge over the Christmas period

Kimberley’s Sol Plaatje statue at the heart of new wrangle

A life-sized statue of Solomon Plaatje has been languishing in storage for nine years after objections from his family over the way he was depicted

Ten things that SA sport must fix

Luke Alfred identifies 10 things he’d like to see in South African sport if the next 10 years aren’t going to be an agonising repeat of the past five.

Office space – the primary health frontier of any enterprise

Without good lighting, plants and privacy, the open-plan office can become a threat to the wellbeing of the people working there.

Qatar’s invisible hosts miss the fun

The emirate is not short of sporting stars and enthusiastic expatriates, but something's missing.

Race to recognition won in tragic death

Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was one of SA’s greatest athletes but never received the acclaim he deserved.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

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