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Promoters move to have professional boxing shut down

Promoters are asking the courts to shut down boxing in SA, claiming it is being run illegally. However, TimesLIVE reports that the National Professional Boxing Promoters’ Association (NPBPA) said in papers before the Gauteng High Court (Pretoria) that the sport could resume normally and quickly if they and Sports Minister Zizi Kodwa hammer out an agreement.


Taxpayers forked out R1.3m on ‘super fans’

Taxpayers shelled out at least R1.3m for ‘super fans’ Mama Joy Chauke and Botha Msila’s travel and accommodation during last year’s Rugby World Cup in France.


Legal challenges loom over cricket captain’s removal

The removal of David Teeger as captain of the SA under 19 cricket team due to ‘safety concerns’ may well lead to legal action.


Bongi Mbonambi cleared for now

World Rugby yesterday cleared Springbok hooker Bongi Mbonambi to play in tomorrow's World Cup final. 


Jurie Roux's appeal slammed

The Western Cape High Court has castigated former SA Rugby CEO Jurie Roux for his ‘refusal to take responsibility’, dismissing his application for leave to appeal against its order that he repay R37m in damages to the University of Stellenbosch for his unlawful spending.


Cricket board axes three directors after judge's findings

EP Cricket's board dropped the axe on three of its directors by unanimous decision after inquiries headed by two retired judges found them to be ‘a threat to the business of the board’, reports HeraldLIVE.


Government addresses threat of flag, anthem ban

The Ministry of Sport is confident it will avoid sanction from the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) ahead of a looming deadline to update the country’s legislation to be in line with the World Anti-Doping Code.


Springboks and Proteas threatened with national flag ban

Next week’s Rugby World Cup 2023 quarterfinal might see the Springboks playing under a neutral flag and unable to sing the national anthem.


Rugby union wins ambush marketing case

The South African Rugby Union (Saru) has won the legal battle to have food company Eskort cease its ambush marketing campaign using the Springboks, reports TimesLIVE.


How Safa killed Fifa’s golden goose

The 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust was birthed in 2011 as a $100m Fifa pledge for South Africans to continue reaping the benefit of successfully hosting the 2010 Fifa World Cup.


SAT board 'as good as gone'

Strained relations, a fallout over the R1bn Tottenham Hotspur deal, allegations of serious irregularities, sexual harassment and a R2.8m annual budget blown by the board in just five months have emerged as the reasons behind Tourism Minister Patricia de Lille’s move to dissolve the South African Tourism (SAT) board. 


Another match-fixing conviction secured

The Specialised Commercial Crimes Court in Pretoria has sentenced cricketer Jean Symes to four years in prison. The former Lions player was one of seven players banned from cricket by Cricket South Africa (CSA) due to various breaches of its anti-corruption code during the 2015/16 Ram Slam T20 competition.


MPs call on Ramaphosa to block Tottenham deal

Parliament’s Tourism Committee wants President Cyril Ramaphosa and Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana to put a stop to SA Tourism’s proposed sponsorship deal with English Premier League football club, Tottenham Hotspur.


Concerns over R15m incomplete Limpopo stadium

A R15.9m stadium in Limpopo named after champion athlete Mbulaeni Mulaudzi is incomplete, five years after the sod-turning ceremony.


DA probes ‘irregular’ Tottenham deal

The DA has said it plans to submit a Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) application for all documentation pertaining to the South African Tourism (SAT) multimillion-pound sponsorship proposal with Tottenham Hotspur.


ANC pushes for major changes to TV rules

The ANC is pushing for sweeping changes around television regulations in SA, including making key sport events free to watch.


Mthethwa calls for urgent solution to Jurie Roux saga

Sports & Recreation Minister Nathi Mthethwa has asked SA Rugby to resolve its Jurie Roux matter with the necessary urgency to protect the organisation's integrity.


CSA tried to ‘trap’ Smith during arbitration hearing

Cricket South Africa (CSA) was found to have attempted to ‘trap’ its former director of cricket Graeme Smith during their arbitration hearing in the matter involving Mark Boucher's appointment, which cost them the case.


Smith welcomes arbitration ruling

Former Cricket South Africa (CSA) director of cricket, Graeme Smith, said he was pleased with the independent arbitration outcome that cleared him of all racism charges brought about by the Social Justice and Nation-Building report.


Graeme Smith cleared of racism allegations

Former Cricket SA (CSA) director Graeme Smith has been cleared by two independent arbitrators of racism allegations emanating from CSA’s Social Justice and Nation-Building process, CSA announced last night.





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