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Expensive Eastern Cape stadium 'sub-standard'

The Eastern Cape government seems to have found itself in hot water yet again over a multimillion-rand project that appears to be sub-standard.

Court action planned to bar use of Bok emblem

An Eastern Cape man is seeking to have the courts bar the use of the Springbok emblem, arguing it is an illegal and gratuitous display of an apartheid symbol.

Elite athlete cleared of liability

Elite athlete Christine Kalmer – who collided with a spectator who stepped out in front of her during a race in Cape Town seven years ago – can celebrate a win of sorts after the Western Cape High Court ended the woman's hopes of a R780 000 damages payout from Kalmer and race organiser Western Province Athletics.

ANC wants to buy team with taxpayer money

The ANC in the Northern Cape has set its sights on buying a club in the Absa Premier Soccer League (PSL) – and it wants taxpayers to foot the bill, says a Sunday Times report.

Caster Semenya to appeal testosterone ruling

Caster Semenya is to ask the Swiss Federal Supreme Court to set aside the decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to reject her appeal against the International Association of Athletics Federations’ (IAAF’s) decision to introduce new testosterone regulations for female athletes competing over distances that include her speciality event, the 800m.

Maties dispute with rugby boss now out of court

The R37m lawsuit by the University of Stellenbosch (Maties) against SA Rugby chief executive Jurie Roux, which has dragged on for seven years, is now set to go to independent arbitration after the two parties agreed to remove the battle from court.

Federation failed in Caster case, claims ASA

Athletics SA has issued a rebuke of the International Association of Athletics Federations and says the body failed to prove its case in the appeal hearing of double Olympic champion Caster Semenya.

Cheeky Watson promises to pay players R5m

Disgraced Eastern Province rugby president Cheeky Watson (64) has promised to pay his struggling former players R5m in cash in the next four months. A Daily Dispatch report say if Watson fails to cough up the money in time, he faces a far greater financial burden with judgment to be taken against him for more than R23m.

Caster Semenya ruling delayed

SA’s Caster Semenya will have to wait until late April to hear whether her legal case against the world athletics governing body over her testosterone levels has been successful, according to a report in The Guardian.

Semenya distances herself from government funding claims

While grateful for the support she has received, star runner Caster Semenya has distanced herself from reports that government has paid R25m towards her ongoing gender court hearing against the IAAF in Switzerland. According to a report on the Sport24 site, Semenya is challenging the proposed rule amendment by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) at the Court of Arbitration for Sport that seeks to restrict the levels of testosterone in female athletes.

Semenya's team of experts revealed

Caster Semenya's legal team has released the names of the 10 experts who will plead her case at the Court for Arbitration of Sport as she appeals an IAAF ruling that would see her forced to lower her natural testosterone levels. This was after the IAAF controversially released their list of experts on Monday, notes Sport24.

R25m spent on team to fight Semenya's case

Government is to spend an estimated R25m in its court battle against the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in defence of 800m world and Olympic champion Caster Semenya. Minister of Sport Tokozile Xasa and her DG Alec Moemi on Friday said government was footing the bill for the assembly of a powerful team of local and international experts. They will lead Semenya's case at the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAA) in Zurich from today, notes TimesLIVE.

Bok captain under fire on social media

Springbok rugby captain Siya Kolisi has been the target of racist comments after he told Japanese media that Nelson Mandela would not have agreed with sport quotas. Kolisi had reportedly said: ‘I don’t think he (Mandela) would have supported that (quotas), but I don’t know him. I would not want to be picked because of my skin colour because that surely would not be good for the team, and the guys around you would know.’

Russian athlete sues for Comrades money

Russian athlete Alexandra Morozova, who came second in the 2017 Comrades Marathon, has taken Athletics SA and the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) to court over the non-payment of her winnings. A report on the IoL site notes that Morozova approached the KZN High Court (Pietermaritzburg) last month, demanding she be paid the R210 000 prize money she earned by coming second in the women’s division.

Fifa stripped of SA assets in 'world first' case

World football federation Fifa has been stripped of all its SA trademarks and is now forced to hand over documents that could expose corruption and millions in kickbacks at the highest levels of government and the country’s local soccer authority. In what City Press describes as a world first, Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) Judge Van der Westhuizen issued an attachment order in favour of former football administrator Leslie Sedibe.

Former rugby player claiming R45m for injury

Former Blue Bulls prop Morné Mellett (28) has issued summons for R45m against the Blue Bulls Company and a team doctor, Herman Rossouw, for his loss of income following an injury. According to Rapport, Mellett was injured in a Super Rugby match in July 2015.

Ban on alcohol ads in sport will backfire, groups warn

Cape sports associations are opposing changes to the legislation that could see alcohol advertisements banned in sport. According to a Cape Argus report, this follows a statement released by the Southern African Alcohol Policy Alliance (Saapa) announcing their support for the ban on alcohol sponsorship of sport.

WP Rugby's advertising partner lays criminal charges

The advertising partner for Western Province Rugby (WPR) has laid criminal charges against it, after directors and its chief executive failed to provide the liquidated company’s ‘statement of affairs’ to the Master of the High Court, as required by the Companies Act of 1973.

WP Rugby directors facing fraud charges

Aerios, the company at the centre of a multimillion-rand advertising rights dispute with WP Rugby, say they have laid fraud-related charges against its board of directors over alleged non-presentation of the liquidated professional arm’s ‘statement of affairs’.

WP Rugby sued for R271m over Newlands ads

Aerios, the company that lost its advertising rights at the Newlands rugby stadium with the liquidation of the Western Province Rugby Union (WRPU), is now claiming damages of R271m from WP Rugby (Pty) Ltd, Die Burger reports. Aerios also issued subpoenas to the directors of WP Rugby to testify in the section 417 investigation scheduled for the end of the month.

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