- Reuters Sportsdesk
After an early rattle, Hashim Amla and AB de Villiers put on a record-breaking partnership to put South Africa in charge, racking up 340-3 on day one against the West Indies in Centurion. It was the kind of performance that was expected of South Africa and while there is still a long way to go, the Windies are looking even more listless than first anticipated. By ANTOINETE MULLER.
While naming somebody “sports personality of the year” is often little more than a Noddy Badge, once in a while, personalities truly enchant - and dig deep into the hearts and minds of those in their surroundings. Shakes Mashaba has had one heck of a year and deserves to be lauded. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
Once you get over the marketing spectacle and reconcile yourself with the fact that matches like the Springboks playing the Proteas in a T20 is just for fun, it actually becomes quite an endearing concept. It’s not going to change the world, it’s not going to unify a broken nation, but it’s a simple distraction that will become an annual feature on the sporting calendar, all for a good cause. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.
This week, HIV/Aids has undoubtedly received more media attention than it ordinarily would have. But for the men and women working at Grassroot Soccer, World Aids Day is not much different to any other: it is simply one of the 365 they spend per year, fighting the disease through a language most of us speak – sport. By MARELISE VAN DER MERWE.
When great Test teams are spoken of, Pakistan isn’t often mentioned. Yet, in the last four years, they have made an adopted home a fortress, something not many teams will do. Their 2-0 series win over Australia has seen them surge to number three in the Test rankings and it’s about time they got more credit. By ANTOINETTE MULLER.