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From the Aurora Cricket Club to Mbalula

A media chronology: 'Any form of discrimination with regard to a country or a person on grounds of race, religion, politics, gender or otherwise is incompatible with belonging to the Olympic Movement.' - Article 6 of the Fundamental Principles of Olympism.

By Ed Herbst 15 Apr 2014 08:42

My 'blind date' with sea sickness

'The sea did not invite us, we invited ourselves', is a line used by one of the crew members onboard Petaga - during our journey from Table Bay in Cape Town all the way to Langebaan on the West Coast as part of the annual Mykonos Offshore Regatta.

By Evan-Lee Courie 25 Mar 2014 16:47

Canned hunting cannot be acceptable

Canned hunting was unknown to me up until a few months ago, and I'm guilty of being ignorant of the fact that this is happening under my very own nose, but from the moment I discovered the truth, I haven't been able to stop thinking or talking about it.

By Angie White 3 Dec 2013 09:18

EFC Africa 25 back in Cape Town

On Thursday, 7 November, EFC Africa brings the action, the excitement and the thrills to Cape Town's Grand West Arena, for only the second time. Expect to see the arena filled with cheering fans of the EFC gladiators as they watch the clash of some of the country's greatest modern-day warriors.

By Warren Harding 4 Nov 2013 10:29

Fundraiser for aspirant world pole-dancing champions

After three months as a pole dancing student, you'll know enough to be able to perform a few basic moves competently in front of an audience. If you want to make it on the world pole sport stage, it'll take years of training, practice, discipline and commitment to be a worthy competitor.

By Debbie Hathway 14 Jun 2013 11:42

Red Bull gives you...content marketing!

In our ongoing exploration of content marketing and our attempts to bring it to life, we're going to shed a little more light through a real-life example of 'stratospheric' proportion.

By Athar Naser 11 Jun 2013 06:17

Sir Alex Ferguson retires as Man United coach

After 27 years of legendary coaching and passion for the Old Trafford club, Sir Alex Ferguson has bid Manchester United adieu.

By Angie White 20 May 2013 15:44

Berkman finds a Pearl

I couldn't have been more wrong about Pearl Valley. I had dismissed an earlier invitation out of hand when I was still too fat and unfit to walk around a golf estate and the thought of visiting one held no appeal whatsoever.

By Brian Berkman 12 Apr 2013 08:35

How to measure brand value

As we all know, when individuals achieve some degree of celebrity status, they become brands in their own right, just like any other brand. The question is how does one measure the value of a brand ... and in the case of this article, how can we determine the value of brand Oscar Pistorius?

By Don MacRobert 28 Feb 2013 08:21

Mann handled

Peter Mann's recent article highlighted an increasingly important topic in today's dynamic media landscape - the juxtaposition of freedom of expression and the infringement of the rights of others.

By Justin McCarthy 18 Feb 2013 06:13

Pist off by Pistorius tweets

The flood of comments on Twitter and other social media platforms around Oscar Pistorius highlight the extreme dangers of unmediated social media.

By Peter Mann 14 Feb 2013 17:02

The power of sponsorship (part II)

In part I, I clarified what makes sponsorship such a powerful marketing tool. Here, in part II, I will give some trends for 2013, taken from some best practice work in 2012, and I will explain how the South African industry needs to adapt and evolve in order to achieve success and results going forward. (video)

By Struan Campbell 10 Feb 2013 12:03

The power of sponsorship (part I)

2012 was a revolutionary year for sponsorship and one that churned out some notable campaigns that have helped clarify what modern best practice sponsorship is all about (or at least what it should be about).

By Struan Campbell 9 Feb 2013 08:57

Cape Town Tens

First things first, as a lady I don't understand rugby very well. I know that the ball goes through the poles and you can only throw backwards and that is the extent of it. However, I am all for learning and what better way than at the world's biggest Tens' tournament.

By Jordan Scott 7 Feb 2013 09:47

Made To Fly Met

This is the 36th year that J&B has sponsored The Met. The theme "Made To Fly" was actually based around the idea of "Made To Succeed", which J&B felt they have done over and over again. The race used to be run on Green Point common; British soldiers attached to the Cape Garrison would race and the ladies in all their attire would watch and cheer them on. Although not British, the jockeys of the 2013 Met are certainly soldiers and many ladies were in their very best - and the cheering was mind-blowing.

By Jordan Scott 6 Feb 2013 09:54

The Castle Cape Town Tens

This year will celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Castle Cape Town Tens and it promises to be bigger and better than any previous year. For those of you who don't know, the Castle Cape Town Tens is the world's biggest Tens tournament - and who wouldn't want to be part of that?

By Jordan Scott 24 Jan 2013 10:12

Competition and collaboration go hand in hand with business discovery

It is simply human nature to want to explore every stat and detail around one of the world's biggest sporting events. Sports are globally loved and followed. In the words of Julius Caesar: "Panem et circensus" - literally translated "bread and circuses" are all that is required to keep a population peaceful.

By Davide Hanan 16 Aug 2012 07:41

Why SuperSport punches above its weight - Happy Ntshingila

Happy Ntshingila's unique career has seen him move from advertising (HerdBuoys) to one of SA's biggest advertisers (Absa) and now, as CEO of SuperSport, he is in the position where he seeks advertising. Just over four months into the new job, Ntshingila tells Bizcommunity about the complex world of broadcasting rights, how SuperSport never skimps on live coverage and why he's got another book in him.

By Gill Moodie 2 Aug 2012 10:22

[10 Things I Love About]...The Garden Route

Kurland Hotel's Peter Behr has made the Garden Route journey to his Plettenberg Bay Hotel more times than he can remember. Brian Berkman asked him for his 10 Things I Love About... The Garden Route.

By Brian Berkman 10 May 2012 05:59

Spirit of Africa 4x4 fight is on

Some of the best off-road jockeys in the country have saddled up Volkswagen Amarok 2.0 TDi steeds and battle has commenced for top honours in the Spirit of Africa 4x4 competition - one of the toughest competitions of its kind on the continent.

By Henrie Geyser: motoring editor 9 May 2012 08:32

[10 Things I Love About]... The Dusi

Paul du Toit is a South African actor known for his roles as Dean on the's Backstage and Malan Koster in M-Net's Binnelanders. He has been nominated for and won FNB Vita Awards for acting as well as taking home a Fleur du Cap award and Naledi nomination for Best Contribution to a Musical. Here's a piece from him that is all about travel with a difference!

By Brian Berkman 26 Mar 2012 12:20

Sound governance, an ideal ground for sports sponsorship

The South African government has made it clear that it expects public entities to be run in line with strict corporate governance principles. Since Fikile Mbalula took over as Minister of Sports, he has been emphasising the need for sports organisations to familiarise themselves with the cornerstone of sound corporate governance.

By Thabani Khumalo 14 Mar 2012 06:33

Cricket SA needs an ethical makeover

Cricket, as the supposed "game of gentlemen", has revealed anything but gentlemanly behaviour. The incidences of unethical behaviour stretch from Hansie Cronje to jailed Pakistani cricketers, to the current Cricket South African (CSA) bonus scandal.

By Cynthia Schoeman 12 Dec 2011 10:22

What a final!

I have said this a couple of times, but I am going to say it again. A week in rugby is a long time! I did predict a week ago that the All Blacks would be crowned world champions, but that is just about the only thing I predicted correctly. I really felt that it would be a one-sided final and that the All Blacks would win comfortably by no less than 14 points.

By Corné Krige 24 Oct 2011 10:02

New Zealand to be crowned World Champions!

Yes, you did read correctly! I am a week early, but I am 100 percent sure that the All Blacks will win the World Cup for the first time since 1987 when they also played the French on home soil. The French were extremely lucky to get past a 14-man Welsh team who really played their hearts out. The Dragons were dealt a very cruel blow when their captain, Sam Warburton, was shown a red card in the 10th minute of the game.

By Corné Krige 17 Oct 2011 10:28

RWC 2011 - it's showtime!

What an incredible week in World Cup rugby. The competition really was set alight by shocking news and phenomenal games. The shocking news is that New Zealand's match winner Dan Carter will take no further part in the World Cup.

By Corné Krige 4 Oct 2011 10:00

Bok massacre

Sometimes you need to get through tough times to gain confidence and win tournaments. I think back to the Wales game, which was the first game for the Boks, and I can't help but think that was a very important moment for the Springboks. They came through that game and this weekend they absolutely destroyed a very brave Namibian team.

By Corné Krige 26 Sep 2011 10:00

Brilliant Boks!

The World Cup is always a great occasion and never seizes to amaze all rugby supporters around the world. The first two rounds were somewhat predictable with the giants of world rugby lined up against the tier-two nations, like Georgia, Namibia and Japan. Even though these teams did very well against their far superior opposition, the outcomes were somewhat predictable.

By Corné Krige 19 Sep 2011 12:18

Year of the minnows!

The first round of World Cup games is now over and what an exciting round of rugby it was. There was probably only one runaway game and that was the opening game between host country New Zealand and Tonga, and that scoreline was flattering to the All Blacks. The rest of the games were all really tight affairs and the so-called minnows all ran their more favoured opponents close. The two outstanding performers for me were Romania and Japan.

By Corné Krige 12 Sep 2011 11:44

What a send off!

I was in Livingstone on Thursday and switched on the TV for the official send off for the Springboks. I have to admit that I got goosebumps when I saw how many people had turned out to show their support for the Boks. I have always been proud to be South African, but that amount of support really took my patriotism to another level. I tried to remember what our farewell was like in 2003 and my memories were very vague. This confirms my suspicion that it was nothing like what we saw last Thursday in Sandton.

By Corné Krige 6 Sep 2011 09:09

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