Winning two cup competitions is no mean feat by any measure. And with this rare achievement in the domestic game, Platinum Stars coach Allan Freese should have done enough to secure a permanent coaching job at Dikwena.
It’s Boateng vs Boateng again!
Scheduled National First Division (NFD) fixtures will go ahead as planned despite the nation mourning the passing of former statesman Nelson Mandela.
Soccer and golf will go ahead in South Africa this weekend following the death of former president Nelson Mandela, but cricket is waiting for clarity from government on whether a one-day international against India will take place in Durban on Sunday.
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers says that there is no agreement with Luis Suarez that would allow him to leave the club if they fail to qualify for the Champions League.
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo believes Spain, Brazil and Germany are the favourites to win next year’s World Cup and is keen to avoid all three in tomorrow’s draw for the group stages.
It seems too early in the season to be talking about must-win games, but the gap between Manchester United and the leaders, Arsenal, already stands at 12 points.
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He was a father – not to his children alone. He was a father – not only to South Africa. He was a father – not only to Africa, but to the entire world. God gave us 95 years to share with him in this world. His passing should ignite the world to live with the ideals that he lived by. We are thankful for the time we had with him. Thank you, Madiba.Not:
All lawyer Nomzama Zondo seemed to be doing wrong was celebrating with her clients after winning a court case for traders to return to their spots. Instead, Joburg metro police arrested her and ignored the judgment of the Constitutional Court against the council. But courts are the final arbiters of disputes and their decisions should be respected by all.
Bafana Bafana’s win over the world champions could have counted for nothing. But this week, soccer governing body Fifa ruled that the game – in which the Spanish team tried to reduce it to nothing by making more substitutions than required – will stand as an official friendly. The nation now has every reason to celebrate beating the world champions. Hooray!Not:
President Jacob Zuma could not possibly be hot, knowing that he can cool down in a R550 000 swimming pool at his Nkandla home. According to Public Works documents, the “fire pool” doubles up as a second water reservoir for fire-fighting purposes and was funded by tax money. Pity the pool can’t put out the fire of public opinion.
Like that David versus Goliath fight in the Bible, Bafana Bafana made the country proud by beating world champions and top-ranked team Spain on Tuesday. Winning the game with a gutsy performance brought joy to many South Africans. Now, we need our boys to treat each and every game they play with the same vigour and determination.Not:
They could be the top team in the world, but Spain showed little respect for South Africa. Making seven substitutions in a single match, thereby flouting Fifa’s rules on the matter, is inexcusable. Their arrogance on Tuesday clearly shows they forget the little team when they are on top. But being on top is not a permanent spot you occupy.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has displayed that she takes her job seriously. She will not buckle under pressure from anyone. This week, she took on security-cluster ministers – who went to court to stop her from releasing a preliminary report into state spending at President Jacob Zuma’s private residence of Nkandla – and won. We need more of her ilk.Not:
Government’s responsibility is to ensure that taxpayers’ money is spent correctly to address the many challenges the country faces. In our case, the opposite is true. The Auditor-General found that R30.8 billion has either been wasted or irregularly spent. As long as our public services are open to this kind of misspending, fraud and corruption will thrive.
Registering to vote in next year’s general elections is the right thing to do. This is the chance for people to vote in or out those they want to lead them. By registering, South Africans would be making sure that the freedom fought for so hard over the many years was not in vain. So, let us all register to vote and make our mark. That way, your voice is heard.Not:
Education should encourage critical thinking and creativity. Spokesperson forthe department of basic education Panyaza Lesufi showed he does not encourage either by saying “derogatory art” won’t be tolerated in government schools like Westville Boys’ High. What Mr Lesufi called derogatory art, some might consider a legitimate attempt at satire. So much for opening up minds.
An undaunted and disciplined Black Aces aced Premier League leaders Mamelodi Sundowns to secure a memorable 1-0 win at a rain-soaked Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit.
Log leaders Mamelodi Sundowns are hoping to open a five-point gap at the top of the Absa Premiership table when they visit Mpumalanga Black Aces at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit this evening. Kickoff is at 7.30pm.
At least three World Cup stadiums in Brazil will not be finished by the end of December as Fifa had requested.
The tug-of-war – the only sport where winners move backwards while losers go forward – going on between the SA Football Association (Safa) and the Premier Soccer League (PSL) regarding the African Nations Championship can only be to the detriment of the game.
Despite sitting top of the Premiership table and enjoying a superb run in the league, Mamelodi Sundowns boss Pitso Mosimane says he fears defeat against Mpumalanga Black Aces.
Orlando Pirates mentor Roger De Sa’s job could be in jeopardy if Pirates again fail to bag silverware this weekend.
Former Bafana Bafana captain and long-time coach of Free State Stars Steve Komphela has been dismissed as a veritable spate of mid-season coaching upheavals continued in the PSL.
He preached and believed that we should live in peace, that we should live in unity and should be united as the rainbow nation.
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