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Madibaz cricket coach’s career comes full circle
Experienced coach Garth Anderson has a burning ambition to guide the Madibaz to the upper echelons of university cricket after being appointed as the new Nelson Mandela University mentor. The journey to Gqeberha completes a round trip back to his roots for the 40-year-old former player, who represented the... Read more
Another feather in cap for Paralympic star Louzanne Coetzee
Multifaceted, talented, award-winning trailblazer, and Paralympic star. These are some words used to describe Louzanne Coetzee. Adding to her long list of achievements on and off the athletics track, Coetzee obtained a postgraduate diploma in Business Administration with distinction during the Faculty of Economic and Management Sciences graduation ceremony on 19 April... Read more
Ward, bowler rule in Madibaz Open squash finals
Warren Bower became the first Gqeberha-based Madibaz student to win the Madibaz Open men’s squash title when he defeated teammate Siphelele Mpini in a gruelling final at the university’s South Campus on Sunday. The women’s crown in the annual Nelson Mandela University tournament, sponsored by SA Home Loans, was... Read more
Wits medical student a karate star
Third-year medical student, Zahra Kader, is a seasoned karate-ga and a member of the national team. Kader lives by the sage advice she received in primary school: “My coach would always tell us we should keep our heads small and our dreams big,” says the 21-year-old Pietermaritzburg, KZN native.... Read more
Sprinters set to rule the roost at EP athletics champs
Madibaz sprinter Luxolo Adams, who announced himself to the world when he won the Paris Diamond League 200m last year, will headline the Eastern Province Athletics Championships in Gqeberha tomorrow and Saturday. On that occasion, Adams disposed of Olympic champion André De Grasse in a career-best 19.82. He went... Read more
Madibaz rugby star revels in the trifecta of trust
Trusting his instincts is the smoking gun in Yolisa Dladla’s arsenal of weaponry and it is paying off handsomely as he continues to impress in this year’s FNB Varsity Shield rugby tournament. “I believe you have to trust your instincts,” said the 22-year-old FNB Madibaz hooker after being named... Read more
<strong>Madibaz primed for stiff Varsity Shield examination</strong>
FNB Madibaz rugby captain Arnouw Nel has firmly rejected any thoughts of complacency as his team gear up for their opening FNB Varsity Shield match in Gqeberha on Thursday. The Nelson Mandela University outfit begins their programme against the Tshwane University of Technology Vikings at Madibaz Stadium, kicking off... Read more
Golden finish to 2022 for Madibaz netball star
A burst of scoring in a group match against Botswana turned out to be the catalyst for the South African U19 netball team to claim gold at the Region V Games in Lilongwe, Malawi, recently. “I think that second quarter was one of the big moments for the team... Read more
UJ student-athlete Tshwanelo aiming for Olympic Games
The 2022 Sportsman of the Year nominee for the University of Johannesburg (UJ) Sports Awards, Tshwanelo Aabobe, aspires to participate in the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. Having experienced a difficult year of injuries and contracting COVID-19 that took him out for two months, Aabobe remains resolute in... Read more
Chess prodigy burns candle at both ends to prepare for Worlds
Madibaz chess prodigy Gerald Wagner is burning the candle on both ends to prepare for battle against the best international players at the World University Championships in September. The third-year mechatronics student at Nelson Mandela University will form an integral part of the University Sport South Africa team for... Read more

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