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South African batsman and Captain Hashim Amla raises his bat as he celebrates scoring a double century (200 runs) during the 2nd day of the first test match between South Africa and the West Indies at Supersport Park in Centurion

Raining tons as Proteas go on attack

Hashim Amla’s third double-ton for South Africa and Stiaan van Zyl’s unbeaten century on debut against West Indies helped the hosts declare on 552 for five before rain brought an early end to day two of the first Test yesterday.

11 December  2014, Team EC Nettball Deaf player  Asisipho QALABO from St Thomas playing wins the ball  against Limpopo   at the National schools championships .  picture Michael Pinyana © Daily Dispatch

Eastern Cape team force at SA games

“If it is not netball, it is not right.”  This is the bold and catchy statement printed on the back of the  T-shirt Eastern Cape  Schools Netball (ECSN)

President Jacob Zuma. Picture: FILE.

Guard against racism in sport, says Zuma

Humanity must “jealously guard” against racist tendencies in sport, President Jacob Zuma said today. “The world cannot allow sports to be used to perpetuate ideas which divide humanity and limit the ability of people to work together for development,” Zuma said in a speech prepared for delivery at a summit in Kempton Park, on the East Rand, against racism in sport. 

he Springboks line up for the National Anthem during The Rugby Championship match between the Australian Wallabies and the South African Springboks at Patersons Stadium on September 6, 2014 in Perth, Australia.  (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

Boks fired up for NZ

THERE are two ways to look at the Springboks’ battle readiness for today’s Rugby Championship Test against the All Blacks at Ellis Park.

Neymar of Brazil and Mauricio Isla of Chile in action during the FIFA World Cup 2014 round of 16 match between Brazil and Chile at the Estadio Mineirao in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, 28 June 2014. 
EPA/GERRY PENNY

All down to genius of Neymar

Brazil look to their talisman for one big push

TELLING HIS STORY: Former Sharks player Rory Kockott was being filmed at Selborne College yesterday by a French film crew.
Kockott, currently a star in French rugby, is in town shooting adocumentary on his life Picture: MARK ANDREWS

Kockott in town to film his life story

French crew absorbs SA rugby culture. FORMER Selborne College pupil and current French rugby star Rory Kockott is in East London for a few days, along with a French film crew to film a documentary on the player’s life.

NUMSA DITCHES ANC	

The National Union of Metalworkers of SA will not support the ANC in next year's elections, general secretary Irvin Jim said on Friday.

The union would also stop paying contributions to the Congress of SA Trade Unions and SA Communist Party, he told delegates at the union's special national congress in Boksburg, on the East Rand.
"Numsa as an organisation will neither endorse nor support the ANC or any other political party in 2014."
Union members had the constitutional right to vote, but union members and officials would campaign in their own time and with their own resources.
"Any individual member is entitled in their own time to be active in any political party, including getting elected to leadership positions.
"However, no Numsa office bearer is allowed to hold any office bearer position of any political party," he said.

Arsenal find the going real tough

Gunners and Chelsea stumble in run-up to Christmas. ARSENAL and Chelsea fill two of the Premier League’s top three spots but will be hoping to shrug off indifferent form as they get the busy Christmas period under way when they clash on Monday.

FULL STEAM AHEAD: Selborne’s Damian Wolvaard breaks through the Dale College defence to score a try during the derby day clash at Selborne College on Saturday

Selborne wins derby day nailbiter

SELBORNE College scored a try in the final minute of the match to snatch a brilliant 25-21 derby win against Dale College at home on Saturday.

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