Immigrants soccer players aim for PSL

Professional soccer players who are refugees in South Africa have found comfort in establishing an informal soccer club, with the objective of being recognized and playing professionally again, like they did in their birth countries.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 5 September 2012

New PSL star Graham says, “Don’t let fame make your head big.”

Travis Graham, who is just 19, played his first PSL match last week Wednesday for Ajax Cape Town.

Margo Fortune

News | 29 August 2012

City explains its sports field plans

GroundUp has been reporting on sports facilities in Cape Town's townships. We interviewed Tandeka Gqada, Mayoral Committee Member for Community Services, to find out the city's ideas and plans for making sports facilities more available.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 29 August 2012

Lance Armstrong: It’s about the bike, not the boosters

The name Armstrong dominated the past week's headlines. Neil remained a public hero until his end. Lance’s drug infested career came home to roost. However the level of public support demonstrated for Lance Armstrong, as evidenced in website comments and polls, has been surprising.

Shuaib Manjra

Opinion | 29 August 2012

The budding cyclists of Khayelitsha

Situated in the heart of Khayelitsha Velokhaya Cycling Academy is an unusual sight in a township.

Mary-Jane Matsolo and Nokubonga Yawa

News | 29 August 2012

Phillipi’s swimming pool

This is a community swimming pool at Phillipi Cape Town. Entrance is R2 for adults and R1 for children. It is closed for winter.

Nokubonga Yawa

Brief | 22 August 2012

Deadly highway soccer game

Founder and coach of the Brothers of Peace soccer team, Innocent Benya, said that lack of sporting facilities and resources in the Khayelitsha community nearly cost one of the team players his life last year when he chased a ball towards the road and collided with a Golden Arrow bus. He was hospitalised and out of action for three months.

Tariro Washinyira

News | 22 August 2012

Keeping fit at the Sea Point outdoor gym

Exercising and keeping fit is a requirement for a healthy lifestyle, but not many people can afford to join a gym. The Sea Point outdoor gym, opened last year, is one of the places that the public can visit at any time for a workout and it's free.

Mary-Anne Gontsana

News | 22 August 2012

Fortune: “Nothing beats playing for your country in the World Cup.”

Former Bafana Bafana star, Quinton Fortune, is now 35. He talked to GroundUp about his time playing for the national team, his new work with Manchester United and what South Africa needs to become a soccer powerhouse.

Margo Fortune

News | 22 August 2012

Where do the children play?

The Cape Flats violence over the last few weeks--much of it perpetrated by young people who are often out of work, out of school, but in gangs--raises this question: What extramural activities are available for children living in Cape Town's townships?

GroundUp Editor

News | 22 August 2012

Young Seedat loves playing football for South Africa

Ebrahim Seedat is just 19 years old, but this left-wing and midfielder is making waves in the soccer world.

Margo Fortune

News | 20 August 2012

The forgotten history of workers’ Olympics

In this week of Women’s Day, the 30th summer Olympiad is coming to an end. Over the past week and more, women and men from all backgrounds have displayed their sporting abilities, watched on television by more than 1 billion people around the world.

Terry Bell

Opinion | 13 August 2012

Runners for Health honoured by University of Stellenbosch

Even if you are HIV positive you can still run the Comrades Marathon. That is the message behind a group of runners that call themselves Runners for Health.

Mary-Jane Matsolo

News | 8 August 2012

Stay off drugs says Maluleka

George Nyiko Maluleka is the 23-year old up-and-coming star mid-fielder for Supersport United.

Margo Fortune

News | 8 August 2012

Playing United was a dream come true for Ajax star

GroundUp interviewed 23 year-old Ajax defender, Aidan Jenniker.

Margo Fortune

News | 1 August 2012

Interview with Zimbabwean Olympian who ran against Usain Bolt

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games opened in London on 27 July 2012. GroundUp interviewed Brian Dzingai who raced against Usain Bolt in the 200 metres at the Beijing Olympics. Dzingai is fom Zimbabwe, but is currently located in Paris.

Veronica Washaya

News | 1 August 2012