Young UJ squad face stiff Varsity Hockey challenge
As two-time defending champions, the University of Johannesburg men’s team know the pressure will be on them when they begin their campaign in the Varsity Hockey tournament next weekend. UJ hockey manager Elize le Roux said they would not be getting ahead of themselves and would focus on each... Read more
Bright future for Two Oceans winner and former Kovsie Gerda Steyn
Gerda Steyn, female winner of this year’s Two Oceans ultramarathon, says her life has changed for the better in a very short time. The former Kovsie received an invitation to a world-renowned marathon at the end of the year. She may not reveal the details yet. Steyn, who studied Quantity... Read more
UJ women’s sevens team proud of their efforts
The University of Johannesburg’s team did not achieve what they had set out to do, but came away from the University Sport South Africa women’s sevens rugby tournament with their pride firmly intact. After several near misses in previous years, the UJ team were motivated to go all the... Read more
Madibaz women’s sevens team target further progress
The Madibaz women’s sevens squad will be out to continue their steady progress in varsity rugby when they compete in the University Sport South Africa tournament in Johannesburg on Saturday. With the team possessing a number of strong characteristics, coach Tembelani Sibuta said they were ready to prove themselves... Read more
UJ women’s sevens team planning on going all the way
The University of Johannesburg women’s sevens rugby team, having come close in previous years,  are determined to go all the way when the University Sport South Africa tournament is held on Saturday. The UJ team have been undergoing intensive preparations for the tournament, to be hosted by Wits University... Read more
Usain Bolt still inspires Madibaz sprint star Luxolo Adams
Given his legendary status, it is not surprising that Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt was the inspiration for rising Nelson Mandela University sprinter Luxolo Adams to take up the sport. Born in Burgersdorp in the Eastern Cape, the 21-year-old Bestmed Madibaz club member was more interested in soccer before a... Read more
Games a big opportunity for Madibaz coach
Madibaz hockey manager and coach Cheslyn Gie is looking forward to one of the highlights of his career when the Commonwealth Games begin in Australia on Thursday. Taking place on the Gold Coast, the four-yearly sporting extravaganza will see the South Africa men’s hockey team competing against some of... Read more
UJ earn semifinals spot the hard way
Sticking together in adversity and fighting hard every week have earned the University of Johannesburg rugby team a spot in the Varsity Cup semifinals against NWU-Pukke next week. UJ, who were under pressure after two opening losses in the competition, defeated University of Cape Town 18-17 on Monday to... Read more
Eloise Webb strikes gold with Commonwealth Games selection
Nelson Mandela University’s Eloise Webb will represent South Africa in the women’s rugby sevens team at the Commonwealth Games in Australia from April 4. She will be joined by Nadine Roos, Unathi Mali, Rights Mkhari, Zintle Mpupha, Veroeshka Grain, Zenay Jordaan, Marithy Pienaar, Mathrin Simmers, Christelene Steinhobel, Chane Stadler... Read more
Two-try UJ wing underlines his potential
Motivated by his father, University of Johannesburg’s Odwa Nkunjana showed his potential by crossing for two tries in their intense Varsity Cup rugby derby against Wits in Johannesburg on Monday. The 22-year-old wing was instrumental in helping his team to a crucial 29-17 victory in the encounter at Wits... Read more