When is it acceptable for a sports federation to post a profit but not pay its players? This is a dilemma facing Volleyball South Africa (VSA). On 7 July 2014, VSA General Secretary Kriba Reddy wrote to their membership, advising them that they were not in a position to pay prize money for the Splash Beach Volleyball event, as the ‘National Lottery’ has not paid them yet. This [more]
Can Mashaba “shake” things up? SA Football: 24 coaching changes in 22 years – no wonder the players always look confused. Ephraim ‘Shakes’ Mashaba is once again the Bafana Bafana coach. Give credit to SAFA for appointing a local coach but was it not time to appoint somebody new with no SAFA history. This will be Mashaba’s fourth stint as Bafana coach. Gavin Hunt would have been my first [more]
Harold Adams – ID no: 66 ... Jacob Herold Adams – ID no: 60 ... Is this Dr Harold Adams, the vice-president of Athletics South Africa (ASA) with two different ID numbers? Probably best remembered for his role in the Caster Semenya saga back in 2009, Adams was a key figure and it was reported that he was possibly the “only person who knew the whole truth about [more]
“A” for Amla ... There couldn’t have been a much tougher first assignment for Hashim Amla as Test captain than a series in Sri Lanka. So, who would have thought the Proteas would have come away from the first test with a 153 run victory in Galle to boot, the Sri Lankan fortress. It speaks volumes for Amla’s debut as captain, which included a very positive [more]
Good question. The company was registered in 2010 with four directors: Gideon Sam (SASCOC President) Sundrasagren “Tubby” Reddy (SASCOC CEO) Heeralall Dhaniram “Vinesh” Maharaj (SASCOC CFO) Peter Goldhawk (Director of Gride Investments, SASCOC’s “horse racing arm”) The company was registered as a non-profit company but why it was also limited to these four “private” members raises a few eyebrows. In August 2011, the Ministry of Sports and Recreation and the National Olympic [more]
Bye-bye Bok ... Have we seen the last of the “Springbok” rugby jersey? The South Africa Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) has taken upon itself to decide that the “King Protea” is the only symbol for the national sports teams and has already given Cricket South Africa an ultimatum to remove the national flag from their emblem. So, the Springbok could be next. This is just the [more]
Tries galore in final Vodacom SupeRugby round-robin weekend The final weekend of the league stage of the 2014 Vodacom SupeRugby came to an exciting end as it rained tries all over the place. In the seven matches over the weekend a total of 31 tries were scored with two of the games producing 21 five-pointers between them. The clash between the Lions and the Toyota Cheetahs produced the [more]
The Sports Trust responds to allegations after six months ... It is important to note that initially it was going to be a “forensic audit” of the Trust, then it changed to an “independent review” and now it’s a KPMG report. KPMG are also the auditors of the Sports Trust. So, just how “independent” is the report? Click here to read the ''Official Response to Graeme Joffe'' These were some [more]
The penultimate round of the regular Vodacom SupeRugby season saw the home sides in the South African Conference take the spoils. While the 18th round produced some surprising results with the DHL Stormers ending the Vodacom Bulls’ chances of reaching the playoffs, while the Toyota Cheetahs struck a blow to the Cell C Sharks’ hopes of claiming a home semi-final. South African players are well represented on [more]
Commonwealth Games selection farce ... SASCOC have shattered more dreams with their non- selection for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, from 23 July – 3 August. Not only will there be no SA men’s cycling team but SA squash will have no representative despite Stephen Coppinger, being ranked 21 in the world. Both would have been real medal chances. So, how does Badminton SA (with no-one ranked in the [more]
When is it acceptable for a sports federation to post a profit but not pay its players?...
Can Mashaba “shake” things up? SA Football: 24 coaching changes in 22 years – no wonder...
“A” for Amla … There couldn’t have been a much tougher first assignment for Hashim...
Good question. The company was registered in 2010 with four directors: Gideon Sam...