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God and vuvuzelas defend New Zealand

By Roger Dickinson Prior to South Africa hosting and eventually winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup, then newly appointed South African minister of finance, Trevor…

Zuma’s inaugural dream becomes a reality

The last time I appeared in Protea Glen, Soweto, it was in court as a criminal attorney defending a man charged with murdering his fiancee.…

A tribute to the Mkhonto Eleven stars

You couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day. We drove into Alex and met up with the Mkhonto Eleven under-15 soccer team. Kitted out…

Blue Bulls batter Chiefs

Jacob Zuma — in the finest tradition of South African presidents confirming the support of a nation for the country’s top athletes — wished the…

The cost of scoring in 2010

When millions of football fans descend on South Africa in mid-2010, it’s not just the country’s tourism industry that will be welcoming them with open…

Fun and games for charity

Spain recently played host to a most wonderful charity sporting initiative: two teams consisting of Spanish sport heroes and captained by Iker Casillas, the national…