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
Hockey star set for Youth Olympics
First-year physiotherapy student Nepo Serage has been making big waves in hockey circles since becoming the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) first-team goalkeeper just eight months after joining the squad. Now, 18-year-old Serage will be jetting off to Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of the team representing South Africa at... Read more
University of Johannesburg Paton delighted with World Cup selection
Kristen Paton from University of Johannesburg has been pinching herself as her hockey career continues to progress. Paton, who played in the Commonwealth Games earlier this year, has now been included in the South African team to play in the World Cup tournament that starts in London on July... Read more
Better fitness the key for Madibaz hockey
The Madibaz men’s hockey team will be banking on better fitness and a sharper set-piece strategy when they compete in the University Sport South Africa tournament next week. The country’s varsities will gather in Bloemfontein from July 2 to 6 for the annual competition in which the Nelson Mandela... Read more
UJ hockey set their focus on USSA tournament
The University of Johannesburg men’s team will not make the mistake of looking too far ahead when they defend their title in the University Sport South Africa hockey tournament next month. Following the Varsity Hockey competition earlier this year, the country’s top student players will now gather in Bloemfontein... Read more
Medical student lives out her cricket dream
The fact that Laura Wolvaardt is currently living out her dream by walking onto the field as an opening bowler of the South African women’s cricket team doesn’t mean that she has abandoned her other great dream – to qualify as a doctor. Laura started studying at the Faculty... Read more
#TuksHockey: Tuks beat Maties to lift Varsity Hockey trophy
The University of Pretoria stunned Stellenbosch University when they beat them 5-0 in the Varsity Hockey final at the Maties Astro on Monday evening. Tuks’s 5-0 victory last night did not just happen. It was two years in the making. Tuks captain, Peabo Lembethe said that after Tuks lost... Read more
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
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