Gogga, one of the best spinners of all time

First published in Cape Argus, 15 March 2002. John Young on South Africa’s test spinner. Denys Hobson must have been smiling at Paul Adams’s return to test cricket last weekend. Soon after the Proteas returned from the West Indies, with Adams again having been relegated to drinks carrier for most of the tour, the wrist

Grow black Protea cricketers at school level

First published in Mail & Guardian 29 April 2016. Sports’ Minister Fikile Mbalula’s announcement this week that prominent sporting codes may not bid to host international events is only the latest contretemps in a long line of rows between politicians and sports’ administrators.           Ironically, it was the African National Congress which pushed for South

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The boxing upset of the 70s – and how the Rand Daily Mail almost lost the scoop. The Rand Daily Mail’s ‘technology-aided’ scoop on Gerrie Coetzee’s win in Monte Carlo 40 years ago almost never got to print. Boxing was big in South Africa in the 1970s. And South Africa had some big boxers. So