[Richard Ferraris] South African football fans made the most of social networking platforms this past weekend to voice their disapproval of the SABC after the broadcaster failed to televise Bafana Bafana's Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sierra Leone. Pressure is mounting over broadcast rights and SAFA is seeking a meeting to resolve the ongoing broadcast problems.
[Richard Ferraris] An exciting initiative is gaining momentum amongst South Africa's sports scribes, who are set to come together and form the Sports Journalists' Association of South Africa. The City Press's sports editor, S'Busiso Mseleku, is the man co-ordinating the project. Read on to find out what he hopes to achieve when local sports journalists meet in Johannesburg on Saturday, 25 September 2010*, for the fledgling association's founding congress.
[Richard Ferraris] The 2010 FIFA World Cup party is over but, amid the hangover, there is much to ponder. Debate is ongoing over South Africa's showing as the host nation, the future of the mega-stadiums and what needs to be done to ensure Bafana Bafana builds on what was a heartening attempt to qualify for the second round of the FIFA showpiece. In this spirit of this enquiry, I think it appropriate to ask how well the local media performed during the world cup.