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Soweto Marathon in crisis - City Press

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Gauteng’s department of sport, arts, culture and recreation has once again bailed out of the Soweto Marathon.
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This article well depicts the unfair and negligent funding of sporting events in South Africa especially those that are not in the public eye or not promoted as a the ideal sports. The Soweto Marathon has continuously been under threat owing to the Gauteng government’s inability to adequately fund it. There is a ripple of downfalls in the marathon such as the inability to reward the runners and even to issue a minor acknowledgment of the runner’s participation in the race by giving the runners medals. Although the Gauteng government has agreed to fund it with R900000 there is still uncertainty that permeates at the mention of the Marathon.

 

This article can be read by everyone and it can also be directed at potential sponsors who can fund the Soweto Marathon.  This article will also raise awareness about the unfair attention distribution that is distributed to local small events like the Soweto Marathon.

 

Smangaliso Ngwenya                                

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IRB should examine Poite’s calls - Saru - Springboks | IOL.co.za

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  French referee (Romain Poite) disappoints the South African Springbok rugby team as he unfairly administrated a yellow card to Springbok hooker, Bismarck du Plessis. This article reveals the negligence of referees on certain field issues and the underlying bias that is practiced by referees regardless of the objective nature they are supposed to possess when overlooking a match. This article will be interesting to read for anyone especially the loyal springbok fans that experienced the unfair administration of yellow cards by the referee. This article will encourage viewers to take a more socially engaged role in rectifying the mistakes of the referee through social media such as Twitter and Facebook. Smangaliso Ngwenya.                                                                                          

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Going Places

Going Places brings you up to the minute news and reviews from the arts and entertainment scene in KwaZulu Natal and South Africa, including theatre, movies, music, art, travel, motoring and sport.
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Another article that notes the need for safe cycling awareness in S.A. 

'Cyclists Stay Alive at 1.5m' is an event that takes place over three weeks to promote cycling safety. A group of cyclists began the ride on the 8th of September in Johannesburg and will end up in Cape Town on the 28th of September. 

 

The organisers' aim is to simply increase awareness of the safe distance (1.5m) between a vehicle and cyclist that ensures the cyclist's safety. 

 

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Dark cloud over SA Rugby

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Graeme Joffe on the trail of major financial irregularities, which one insider believes “could bring SA Rugby to its knees”.
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This article is about an investigation into "major financial irregularities" in Stellies Rugby. It seems that the former chairperson of the university's rugby club is the main focus of the investigation that involves millions of Rands. 

 

Later on in the article the issue of the racial quota is brought into question as well, with the columnist giving his opinion about its negative effects.

 

The article is useful for our section on the money trail in S.A sports. 

 

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Boxing is down, but it need not be out - Boxing | IOL.co.za

Boxing is down, but it need not be out - Boxing | IOL.co.za | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
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This is an article about the declining interest in boxing as a professional sport. The journalist makes note of numerous reasons as to why boxing is not as popular as it used to be - globally and in S.A. 

 

This is a useful article for our section on the extinction of certain sports. 

 

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Boxing is down, but it need not be out - Boxing | IOL.co.za

Boxing is down, but it need not be out - Boxing | IOL.co.za | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
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this article speaks of how infighting in the South African National Boxing Organisation, and ineffective provincial structures have caussed the down grading of Boxing in SA. however, the writer says there's still hope to bring boxing back in view. this could first e done by actually viewing more matches on TV and moving on from there. 

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this article speaks of how infighting in the South African National Boxing Organisation, and ineffective provincial structures have caussed the down grading of Boxing in SA. however, the writer says there's still hope to bring boxing back in view. this could first e done by actually viewing more matches on TV and moving on from there.

 
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Boxing SA boss in hot water - SundayWorld

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At the last tut we had we spoke of boxing in SA being at an all time low. this articles is about one of the reasons why this has happened as it spots out that their chief executive has had all the people of authority fooled up until now only they noticed it. it is very short and straight to the point.

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Tennis sensation to try his luck at music - Tennis | IOL.co.za

Tennis sensation to try his luck at music - Tennis | IOL.co.za | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
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Tennis is a mainstream sport, but I don't think we spoke about paraplegic versions of mainstream sports. It is arguable that they too, are mainstream regardless of their disability. 

 

Lucas Sithole is a champion in his field of sports, and yet we hear less of him than people without disabilities. 

 

This article can be seen as valuable, for 2 reasons, it is a reminder that there is such a thing as paraplegic sports and also that their disabilities do not stop them from doing what they want to do in life. The article lists his achievements as a sportsman, and then goes in to the fact that he also plans on releasing an album. 

The following article can be applicable to the themes: "what is on TV?" "Money trail" ""lifestyles of sportsmen" and "promotion of mainstrem sports" depending on the angle one wishes to take.

The article interested me not only because of all that he has achieved but also because he is from my hometown of Durban. It's worth the read.

 

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Igesund: Serero will still play

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Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund says midfielder Thulani Serero would still be considered for the national team in future.
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I chose this article because it shows how unorganised and unproffessional our national soccer team is.This article reveals how our overseas soccer players view playing for their foreign clubs better then representing their national team .This article gives insight to  the reasons why our national team did not qualify for the Brazil Soccer World Cup 2014 .It further exposes the lack of commiment from our national players which results in the decline of SA soccer .

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‘SA sport must solve its own problems’

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Money and sponsorship in sports was brought up in the tutorial. This article argues that South African sport organisations and federations should not rely on international support but seek help within our borders. Gert Oosthuizen-who is the deputy sports minister-feels that it is condescending and calls for corruption to give people unecessary business. 

 

One can argue that international aid can boost SA sport and that there is no harm in it. In fact, it could be more helpful to us. On the other hand Oosethuizen argues that it is more beneficial for SA federations to pick themselves up and find aid within the country. He does not like the actual appraoch of international sponsorship. Thus, one cannot say nobody is interested in sponsoring SA sport.

 

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IPL twist to SA’s India spat?

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Reports that SA may be asked to host the 2014 IPL add a potentially advantageous new twist for SA to the India tour dispute, writes Rob Houwing.
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According to the article, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is having a dispute with Cricket South Africa(CSA).

 

The irony of the situation however is that the Indian Premier League may in fact be hosted in South Africa next year as it will concurr with India's Lok Sabha general elections.

 

This is an important article, as both India and South Africa are arguebly at the forefront of cricket with regard to  both preformance and viewership. The fact that they are having a dispute, and that the IPL may be hosted on SA grounds is something that should be made note of.

 

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Igesund: Loss not all bad

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Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund believes his young players will learn from their 2-1 loss to Zimbabwe.
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During our tutorial we spoke about the Bafana Bafana conflicts, in the article Igesund attempts to justify the loss in the connection to the players as still starting out. Therefore, losing a game is a means for learning. However, it is interesting that the article only includes Igesund's thoughts on the game performance and perhaps the players themselves could have added more light to the performace. In context to the article's framing, the reader is represented with a supposed consensus of the team's opinion through Igesund as their representative spokesperson, which is problematic. Is Igesund's comment a way to hide his own faults in the game loss? What do you guys think?

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Pirates vs Chiefs MTN8 tickets sold out

PSL CEO Brand de Villiers says fans wanting to watch the MTN8 semi-final between Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs will have to watch Bidvest Wits vs Platinum Stars instead, as the Derby is sold out.
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This article shows that in SA there has always been the TWO well-known, most cherished and richest and them being Orlando Pirates and Kaiser Chiefs, since the tickets were long sold out before the match but Bidvest still had 1000 tickets available and both these games are on the same day. This could be part of the reason why it is most of the time between these two, who takes the cup every year.

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Du Plessis yellow card a mistake, says rugby board

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The IRB said the first yellow card given to Springbok Bismarck du Plessis in the 17th minute of the match against the All Blacks was
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This article is about the first yellow card that was given to Du Plessis in the 17th minute of the match against the All Blacks which the rugby board says it was ''incorrect'' . There is always incidents where referees award players cards for faults they did not commit.

 

 

I found this article interesting because it questions the notion of ethics in sports.Are referees well trained? or could they be brided by the other team to award cards to their oppostion?

 

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Boxing is down, but it need not be out - Boxing | IOL.co.za

Boxing is down, but it need not be out - Boxing | IOL.co.za | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
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With Floyd Mayweather win over Saul Alvarez this weekend, boxing seems to be once again be popular, but for how long? This article expores the signigicant decline in boxing culture both in South Africa and around the world. Thought it was an intresting read- Kuvaniah Moodley

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Durban to get 40km of cycle lanes

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The Ethekwini municipality is in the process of creating a network of cycle lanes in Durban and surrounds, which they hope will change the face of transport in the city.
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40km of cycling lanes are in the process of being created in Durban and surrounding townships. The lanes are going to be built by tourist hotspots and also by the very busy Florida Road and Mitchell Park. In addition, cameras are going to be set up in places where bikers and lock their bikes. 

 

This article is great for demonstrating South Africa's efforts in increasing cycling safety.

 

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South African basketball scores a slam dunk - Sport LIVE

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Basketball in South Africa will be given a boost following the announcement of a five-year broadcast partnership on Thursday.
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This is an example of a sport that has not had good couverage and was almost extinct in S.A but may be on its way to becoming popular. The Basketball National League is going to be broadcasted by Supersport. It is beleived that this partnership is going to give S.A basketball a huge boost. 

 

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New legislation could change face of SA TV

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The South African government has its sight set on premium TV content in SA with plans to introduce legislation to prevent one broadcaster from having access to all premium television.
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Yunus Carrim, the minister of communications, is concerned for the TV content to be owned by only one broadcaster that can claim all broadcasting rights especially over sports and entertainment. Moreover, Carrim says that the legislation will help citizens gain a greater accessibility to programmes.

 

If more broadcasting providers share the broadcasting rights what mainstream sports will be viewed and not viewed? Imtiaz Patel, CEO of MultiChoice, made an interesting point that soccer and cricket are shown on the SABC channels but what about Rugby or swimming. This comment raises interesting questions.

 

How does the broadcasters decide which sports to show and not show-is it according to ratings, most sponsored sports or the success of the sport.

 

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Boxing is down, but it need not be out - Boxing | IOL.co.za

Boxing is down, but it need not be out - Boxing | IOL.co.za | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
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this article speaks of how infighting in the South African National Boxing Organisation, and ineffective provincial structures have caussed the down grading of Boxing in SA. however, the writer says there's still hope to bring boxing back in view. this could first e done by actually viewing more matches on TV and moving on from there.

 
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this article speaks of how infighting in the South African National Boxing Organisation, and ineffective provincial structures have caussed the down grading of Boxing in SA. however, the writer says there's still hope to bring boxing back in view. this could first e done by actually viewing more matches on TV and moving on from there. 

Sbusi Mashaya


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Time for CSA to wake up and smell the demographics

Time for CSA to wake up and smell the demographics | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
Only five black players have represented country since 1991, showing Cricket South Africa has been ‘policy compliant without achieving real transformation’
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In connection to Noluvo's post earlier but the articles are written differently. It is nice to compare how different media institutions write about the same events.

 

CSA held an indaba to discuss about the race count within South African cricket. The article provides informing figures and ratios of white players to black players. The subtitle of the indaba is "time to do the right thing". The subtitle shows an attempt to address the crippling effects of Apartheid.

 

An interesting note to pick up in the article is the way it is written and how it speaks about race. In making two references, the first is the fifth paragraph from the bottom and the second is the second last paragraph. The first referece brings up the notion of cricket as a white game and incorporating other races into the game will break down exclusivity. The question arises on whether incorporating the different races is a means to meet the quota system or to give the underpriviledge who have potential in the game. The second reference, the statement is suppose to be a pun that seems inappropriate (perhaps it just me who thinks so).  

 

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No 'real transformation', admits Cricket SA - Sport LIVE

No 'real transformation', admits Cricket SA - Sport LIVE | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
CRICKET SA has admitted it
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An export of players who were not recognised by the SA teams but by other counries, was brought up in our Tutorial. I made an example of the young man in Port Alfred who did not get picked for the SA Cricket Team but was picked and now plays for an England Team.

 

This article confirms that there have not been a change in South Africa's demographics. Out of the 81 players only five of them are Black Africans, 61 are white.Could this be because the Cricket SA does not look in black, disadvantaged schools but only on private advantaged schools?

 

Is this the reason you would hardly blacks children in the location and also in their schools playing cricket? because they see no future for them in there, but rather in soccer? Or does this mean that that the white race have ownership of dominating the game over other races? There will be Indaba meeting with the Cricket governance and officials to discuss this lack of transformation. 

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Execs Discuss Challenges Impeding The Growth Of Women's Sports - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global

Execs Discuss Challenges Impeding The Growth Of Women's Sports - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global | Mainstream Sports | Scoop.it
The kickoff panel for the inaugural SBJ/SBD Game Changers conference this morning focused on two big challenges impeding the continued growth of women’s sports – a dearth of media coverage and selling corporate sponsors on investing in women’s sports...
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The SBJ/SBD Game Changers held a conference to discuss the challenges for women sports. Firstly, the media coverage of women's sport is less oppose to male's sport. Secondly, corporate sponsors are relunctant to sponsor female teams on a long term basis as with male teams. The conference is focussing on the need for female sports improvement in the Asia region but regardless of that, the challenges highlighted can still be applied to the South African context.

 

 

The conference has come with a tactic to address the challenges with the use of digitial; the telling of the player's stories could be a key to gain more coverage and sponsorship. However, I feel that this tactic is flawed to some extent as stories, according to majority of people will frame it in the context of a female identity oppose to great sportmanship.

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South African basketball scores a slam dunk - Sport LIVE

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Basketball in South Africa will be given a boost following the announcement of a five-year broadcast partnership on Thursday.
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In the tut we discussed sports extinction but in the view of boxing. South African basketball isn't necessarily becoming extinct but it is not recognised as much as other sports such as Soccer or rugby. The article shows the potential for the growth of basketball in South Africa and is giving the players an opportunity to really exercise their talents, compete and increase sport diversity in South Africa. 

 

A range of teams will be competing; teams from the Northern and Southern parts of South Africa. SuperSport will be broadcasting along with the Basketball National Leauge. The league will take place in Johannesburg and Durban. 

 

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Igesund defends Bafana youth

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Following a lacklustre defeat to Zimbabwe, Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has come out in defence of his inexperienced line-up.
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An interesting read. 

It puts South Africa's disqualification from the 2014 world cup in context.

It describes the SA team as 'young and inexerpinced' and states that only four of it's players play for teams outside of South Africa.

Very short and succient.

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Qatar World Cup: A Little Late for Common Sense

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Sepp Blatter now says it would not be “responsible” to play a World Cup in Qatar in the summer. But where was that foresight when Qatar was awarded the 2022 World Cup?
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This article covers the debate and conflict around the FIFA World Cup 2022 decided in 2010 to be played in Qatar as the best place for World Cup. The FIFA President does not find this appropriate due to the heat in summer during June-July (The usually World Cup time for the past 150 years). He suggests it to be changed to cooler time of the year but now its clutching with other Soccer Leagues happening between June and September. Including Europe which employs most of the world's leading players, with nearly 70 percent of the players who played in the 2010 World Cup belonged to their soccer clubs. 

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