Mokeke overwhelmed with ‘surprise’ call up for Bafana

23 August 2019, 8:11 PM
Cape Town City utility player Thato Mokeke says he was surprised to hear his name when Bafana Bafana interim coach Molefi Ntseki included him in the national team squad to play Zambia next month.
Kevin Anderson with arms in the air.
Kevin Anderson beats American Ryan Harrison in the US Open 28 August 2018, 11:09 AM

South African Kevin Anderson has beaten American Ryan Harrison in the US Open in five sets.

Williams gets warm welcome and win in US Open return 28 August 2018, 6:09 AM

Serena Williams took the first cautious step towards a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title with a 6-4 6-0 first-round win over Magda Linette on Monday as an excited U.S. Open crowd welcomed the new tennis mother back to the 'Big Apple'.

Halep stunned by Kanepi in U.S. Open first round 27 August 2018, 9:14 PM

The U.S. Open started with a bang as world number one Simona Halep christened the newly renovated Louis Armstrong Stadium with a shock 6-2 6-4 loss to unseeded Estonian Kaia Kanepi on Monday, becoming the first top seed to lose an opening match at Flushing Meadows.

In 139 pictures dating back to 1962, Wessel Oosthuizen tells a story of triumph, disappointment, sadness and joy from athletes, young and old.
‘SPORT, my passion, my love, my life’ 27 August 2018, 3:00 PM

In 139 pictures dating back to 1962, Wessel Oosthuizen tells a story of triumph, disappointment, sadness and joy from athletes, young and old in his exhibition ‘SPORT, my passion, my love, my life’.

Springboks in action
Springboks back at World Rugby rankings 27 August 2018, 2:30 PM

South Africa are back at number seven in the World Rugby rankings, for the third time since the rankings system was introduced, back in 2003.

JP Smith
City of CT to get public comment on its Draft Sports Facilities Policy 27 August 2018, 9:47 AM

The City of Cape Town says it has reached the public comment stage of the municipality's Draft Sports Facilities Management Policy.

SANZAAR aims to finalise Super Rugby plans in November 27 August 2018, 7:03 AM

Plans for Super Rugby's latest format revamp should be finalised in November, New Zealand Rugby chief executive Steve Tew said Monday.

Silverstone apologises after British GP cancelled 27 August 2018, 6:53 AM

Silverstone circuit organisers apologised to MotoGP fans on Sunday after the British round of the championship was cancelled due to heavy rain making it too dangerous to race.

Lewis Hamilton
Hamilton faces trick questions after Spa defeat 26 August 2018, 9:31 PM

Lewis Hamilton said Ferrari had 'trick things going on' with their car after Sebastian Vettel won Sunday's Belgian Grand Prix but emphasised he was not accusing his Formula One rivals of doing anything illegal.

Soccer players in action
Kaizer Chiefs edge closer to ending trophy drought 26 August 2018, 8:07 PM

Famed South African club Kaizer Chiefs edged closer to ending a trophy drought by drawing 2-2 at SuperSport United Sunday in the first leg of an early-season cup semi-final.

Rassie Erasmus
Springboks’ performance embarrassing: Erasmus 26 August 2018, 2:58 PM

Springboks Coach Rassie Erasmus has described South Africa's Rugby Championship defeat to Argentina as simply, embarrassing.

Ethiopia’s Yinesu wins Mandela Marathon 26 August 2018, 10:37 AM

Ethiopian Sintayheu Yinesu has won the forty-two kilometre race at the 2018 Mandela Marathon in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. It was his first attempt at the race.

Cape Town City see off Sundowns 1-0 26 August 2018, 7:38 AM

Cape Town City have beaten a second string Mamelodi Sundowns one-nil in the first leg of the MTN8 semi-final at the Cape Town Stadium.

Members of the All Blacks in action
New Zealand wins Trans-Tasmanian Bledisloe Cup 25 August 2018, 6:47 PM

New Zealand has claimed the coveted Trans-Tasmanian Bledisloe Cup for the 16th consecutive time with an emphatic 40-12 win over Australia in their second Rugby Championship match at Eden Park in Auckland.

SuperSport coach cautious ahead of Chiefs’ clash 25 August 2018, 1:20 PM

SuperSport United have a date with Kaizer Chiefs in their MTN8  first leg semi-final at the Lucas Moripe Stadium in Atteridgeville in Pretoria on Sunday afternoon. 

Cape Town City mentor Benni McCarthy
Cape Town City players ready to shine against Sundowns 25 August 2018, 9:29 AM

The MTN8 first leg semi-finals take place this weekend. Cape Town City are at home against Mamelodi Sundowns on Saturday afternoon.

All Blacks team members
New Zealand’s dominance of world rugby to continue on Saturday 24 August 2018, 9:20 PM

New Zealand's dominance of world rugby is set to continue on Saturday when they take on Australia in the Rugby Championship in Auckland.

Bett latest Kenyan athlete to test positive for EPO 24 August 2018, 9:12 PM

Kipyegon Bett, Kenya’s world 800 metres bronze medallist, has tested positive for banned blood booster Erythropoeitin (EPO), Athletics Kenya (AK), officials said on Friday.

Luke November
A young SA baseball player has opportunity of a lifetime 24 August 2018, 8:54 PM

A young South African baseball player has an opportunity of a lifetime to showcase his talents in the USA. 

Tiger Woods
Woods looks forward to something different 24 August 2018, 8:36 PM

Tiger Woods says he is looking forward to something different when he and Phil Mickelson compete in a head-to-head golf showdown during United States' Thanksgiving weekend in November.

Palestinian FA boss gets 12-month ‘match’ ban over Messi comments 24 August 2018, 5:08 PM

FIFA on Friday hit the Palestinian Football Association chief with a year-long "match" ban after he called for protests against Lionel Messi over plans for Argentina to play Israel in Jerusalem.

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris
French World Cup captain Lloris charged with drunk-driving 24 August 2018, 3:45 PM

France's World Cup-winning captain Hugo Lloris has been charged with drunk-driving after the Tottenham keeper was stopped by police in the early hours of Friday morning.

Renamed Force India to start from scratch in Belgium 24 August 2018, 6:02 AM

The renamed Force India Formula One team will start from zero at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix after being stripped of their constructors' championship points and accepted as a new mid-season entry

Sprinter Luxolo Adams in action
Rising star Luxolo Adams to represent SA in Zurich 23 August 2018, 8:32 PM

South Africa has become a prominent force in the sprint categories in world athletics thanks to the efforts of Wayde van Niekerk, Anaso Jobodwana and Akani Simbine

Sergio Busquets
Spanish players united against Liga plans, says Busquets 23 August 2018, 7:49 PM

Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets says the Spanish footballers' union (AFE) is united in opposition to La Liga's plans to play one regular season game in the United States.

South Africa lock Mostert returns to face Argentina 23 August 2018, 4:36 PM

Lock Franco Mostert is the only change to South Africa’s team for Saturday’s Rugby Championship test against Argentina in Mendoza as coach Rassie Erasmus looks to repeat last weekend’s home win at the start of the southern hemisphere competition.

Suarez struggles a worry for Barca ahead of Valladolid visit 23 August 2018, 4:07 PM

The La Liga season may only be a week old but Barcelona forward Luis Suarez is showing similar worrying signs of the struggles he faced at the start of the last campaign, which may prove a stumbling block to his side’s hopes of retaining their title.

Novak Djokovic playing tennis
Djokovic says injury showed him how impatient he was 23 August 2018, 3:53 PM

Novak Djokovic heads into the U.S. Open in sizzling form after collecting a fourth Wimbledon title and completing a sweep of Masters series events over the last month, but the Serb admits there were times when the long road back from injury brought “more than a few moments of doubt” about his future.

South African wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane
Kgothatso Montjane secures sponsorship 23 August 2018, 3:13 PM

South African wheelchair tennis star, Kgothatso Montjane, has secured sponsorship worth R1.5 million, following her exploits at the Wimbledon Championship in July.

Highlands Park hold ten-man Sundowns to a draw 23 August 2018, 5:59 AM

A ten-man Mamelodi Sundowns were frustrated after drawing 0-0 with Highlands Park in an Absa Premiership match on Wednesday evening.