University of the Free State: KovsieSport crowns their best
The athletes Rynardt van Rensburg and Lynique Beneke walked away with the two major awards at the KovsieSport honours function on Wednesday 26 August 2018. The two were announced as the Kovsie Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year. Both of them represented South Africa at international level in the... Read more
Nelson Mandela University: Senekal scoops gold in Nigeria
Nelson Mandela University student athlete Ischke Senekal continued to show she can perform at the highest level when she won the shot put gold medal at the African Athletics Championships on Sunday. The 25-year-old Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club member completed a memorable meeting in Asaba, Nigeria, after opening the... Read more
Congratulations to the UKZN Athletics Club
The UKZN Athletics Club recently competed with the world’s best runners in the Old Mutual Two Oceans in Cape Town. The Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon is a 56 km race and this year’s race remained on the traditional route that is via Chapman’s Peak, Hout Bay and Constantia... 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
Maties student athletes graduate
Close on 100 Stellenbosch University student athletes graduated in the 2017 academic year during graduation ceremonies in December (2017) and March (2018). The graduates were members of a variety of Maties Sport clubs, including the High Performance (HP) sport codes rugby, hockey, netball, athletics, swimming, cycling, basketball, cricket and Parasport. Other... Read more
First recipients of Bettie Harmsen Scholarship announced
​The athletic and academic careers of two athletes from Stellenbosch University (SU) received a significant boost when they were named the first recipients of the Bettie Harmsen Scholarship. Bettie Harmsen, born Buitendag, was a keen athlete and Stellenbosch University graduate who received her BSc Honours in Medical Biochemistry in... 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
Pakiso aims to conquer the world
This year, the University of the Free State’s Qwaqwa Campus will unleash a running sensation that is equally comfortable on track, cross-country, and road running and is on a mission to conquer the world. His name is Pakiso Mthembu from Tweeling in the Eastern Free State. Pakiso has recently... Read more
UKZN Athletics Club runners prepare for the Comrades Marathon
The UKZN Athletics Club recently hosted the first of three training runs to prepare for the upcoming 2018 Comrades Marathon taking place in June. The down run route test had three different starting points with the race finishing in Howard College’s Gate 10. The route test was attended by... Read more
Madibaz host athletics qualifying meeting
The Bestmed Madibaz Athletics Club, in conjunction with Eastern Province Athletics, will host an important meeting at Madibaz Stadium in Port Elizabeth on Saturday involving both seniors and juniors. This meeting, which will provide athletes with the opportunity to achieve qualifying times for national events, will have just two... Read more