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SA’s Blindspot for Paralympian Zanele Situ

  ot many South Africans know that Zanele Situ — the disabled athlete who last night won bronze for the javelin event at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio de Janeiro — was the country’s first Black woman world champion. Despite winning the gold medal in the javelin at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics — the first […]

25 Years Since Errol Tobias’ Debut Changed the Complexion of Springbok Rugby

  s debates about transformation in South African rugby rage, it is perhaps appropriate to recognize that last month’s incoming Ireland tour represented a significant anniversary in South African sport and a landmark in the country’s rugby history. In May and June 1981, when South Africa found itself a global sporting pariah because of the […]

Celebrate Caster but Remember the Plight of SA’s Black Sportswomen

  With all of South Africa locked in euphoria and celebrating the dazzling achievements of Caster Semenya, we can easily forget, hide away from, even, the black sportswoman’s struggle in this country. It is an inherited struggle to be funded, supported and acknowledged by administrators in South Africa. The one night of Olympic sparkle, when […]

Caster Runs With Every Black Woman’s Struggles & Triumphs

  aster Semenya’s devastating runs on the athletics track this year all around the world has installed her as the world’s leading athlete in the women’s 800m going into the discipline’s finals at 2016 Rio Olympics on August 20. The event carries significance and power for every black woman living in a South Africa entrenched […]