Maties #Train4Fees campaign goes into extra time
#Train4Fees 2.0 R732,137 has been raised Donor commits to doubling all funds raised Enquiries: Hans Scriba 072 631 2875 Other photos available Stellenbosch University’s #Train4Fees campaign, that aims to help student athletes who have lost financial backing due to the impact of COVID-19, is going into extra time. Launched on... Read more
Chess star making all the right moves ahead of online Olympiad
Madibaz student Charlize van Zyl will use the time left ahead of South Africa’s entry into the Online Chess Olympiad to fine-tune her preparations for the competition in August. This tournament has been set up after the actual Chess Olympiad, scheduled for Russia next month, was postponed to 2021... Read more
Maties expert assists COVID-19 task force to make sports events safer
intended to help organisers assess the risk of staging an event tool recognises the status of the pandemic where the event is taking place and free of charge to all mass participation endurance events outlines mandatory mitigation measures to be undertaken by the event organisers Photo of Prof Wayne... Read more
Planning critical to success, say Madibaz cricket graduates
Forward planning to ensure they could handle both their academic and sporting commitments was crucial to their success, say Madibaz cricketers Matthew Christensen and Luphumlo Ncanywa. The Nelson Mandela University student-athletes graduated this year, Christensen with a BCom in business management and Ncanywa with a doctorate in chemistry. Their... Read more
MUT athletics coach wins KZN Coach of the Year award
When Mangosuthu University of Technology (MUT) appointed Xolani Mabhida in January 2020 as coach for athletics, they knew they had caught a big fish whose reputation precedes him. His track record of success is just what the University needed to support its commitment to developing sports as one of... Read more
Madibaz rugby graduate tells of victory over adversity
Humble Madibaz rugby prop Tembelihle Yase has demonstrated how hard work and a strong support base helped him achieve his aims after a period of great uncertainty when his varsity funding dried up. The 25-year-old Nelson Mandela University graduate, who is doing his master’s in marketing, feared his varsity... Read more
Madibaz graduates driven to balance sport and studies
Drive, old-school discipline and time-management skills are shared traits of the latest crop of Madibaz Sport graduates. That – along with support from their families, friends, lecturers and coaches at Nelson Mandela University – have seen these student-athletes excel in their chosen fields. Rugby scrumhalf Dundre Maritz, who graduated... Read more
SPU football player of the year reflects on 2019
For as long as he can recall, SPU’s 2019 soccer royalty, Okuhle Lwana always had a passion for football. Born in Flagstaff, situated in the Eastern Cape, Lwana states that much of his football inspiration is attributed to his older brother, who was once a football player. “As a... Read more
Joy as Madibaz rugby returns to Varsity Cup
Director of sport Yoliswa Lumka and rugby manager Ntsikelelo Ngcakana have paid tribute to the FNB Madibaz team for their efforts in earning promotion to the Varsity Cup competition. After two years of playing in the Varsity Shield, the Nelson Mandela University outfit have returned to the top flight... Read more
Academic, sport focus produces worthy graduates
Madibaz squash mentor Jason le Roux believes a sensible combination of academic focus and sporting ambition can produce graduates worthy of making an impact on society. The 37-year-old coach, who is also a leading player, has had an influential role in Nelson Mandela University’s squash fortunes since he moved... Read more

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