UJ over Wits a massive boost
University of Johannesburg coach Tsoanelo Pholo says their narrow win over Wits yesterday will provide a massive boost for the team in the second leg of the Varsity Hockey women’s tournament this weekend. In winning a tense Johannesburg derby 2-1 in their final game in Cape Town, the UJ... Read more
UJ hockey manager upgrades her technical status
University of Johannesburg hockey manager Elize le Roux continued to expand her chosen path in the sport when she was recently awarded a level-three technical official certificate from the international body (FIH). The former player, who also manages the UJ astro facility, is developing a career on the technical... Read more
UJ squad enjoy a perfect mix for varsity hockey
The University of Johannesburg women’s team will be banking on a classic blend of youth and experience when the Varsity Hockey tournament kicks off in Cape Town next Friday. The first weekend of matches takes place at the UCT astro from May 3 to 6 and UJ hockey manager... Read more
UJ sports director receives top African honour
University of Johannesburg official Nomsa Mahlangu has been recognised for her contribution to varsity sport by being elected president of the Federation of African University Sports. The senior director of sport at UJ, Mahlangu won the election with a big majority when it was held in Entebbe, Uganda, last... Read more
Team effort behind UJ’s first win says skipper
Team effort behind UJ’s first win, says skipper University of Johannesburg rugby captain Adriaan Bester said a concerted team effort was behind their first win in the Varsity Cup tournament this year after they defeated Wits at the UJ Stadium on Monday. In a typically full-blooded Johannesburg derby, the... Read more
UJ Hockey: Tsoanelo Pholo adds competitive edge
As a player she overcame challenges at the highest level. Now, new University of Johannesburg hockey coach Tsoanelo Pholo is keen to bring a competitive edge to the varsity’s women’s team this year. The 35-year-old former South African star, who scored seven goals in 53 internationals before retiring in... Read more
University of Johannesburg student scales handcycling heights
Four years ago,University of Johannesburg student Palesa Manaleng thought any chance of a career in sport was over when she suffered a cycling accident that left her paralysed from the waist down. Today the University of Johannesburg public relations student is the South African handcycling champion in the H3... Read more
Rowing recognition for University of Johannesburg sports manager
University of Johannesburg Sports Events manager Niamh Faherty received recognition for her contribution to rowing when she was nominated for the Rowing SA administrator of the year award last month. Although the award at the annual function eventually went to Virginia Mabaso, Faherty said it was an honour just... Read more
UJ sport scientist relishes her national role
As someone with a passion for sport, University of Johannesburg’s Taren Naidoo is relishing her opportunity to work with some of the top sportswomen in the country. The 31-year-old sports scientist is part of the department at UJ and was last year appointed to work with the national women’s... Read more
Traits of a true leader in an era of economic & political instability
Leading a University in an era of difficulties arising from political and economic instability poses a serious challenge. It is therefore important for leaders of these institutions of higher learning to uphold values that serve as guidelines in their jobs. This is the view of Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, the... Read more