Joe Anthony takes a look at some of the major sporting events to take place this summer. Could it be the biggest and best yet?
Whilst the rest of the world has merely watched Zuma resign and be replaced with ANC favourite Ramaphosa, what news outlets, BBC, CNN and Aljazeera lack is recognition of the brevity and implications of his resignation. This was a day that South Africa, who since Mandela’s term has suffered successive corrupt and ineffective presidents, thought […]
E ngland go into the Autumn Internationals ranked second in the world, with the best win record over the last two calendar years. With only a solitary loss under Eddie Jones’s leadership, against Ireland at the Aviva, England are in top form. Jones’s men have turned Twickenham into a fortress, dispatching both Argentina and Australia […]
Amidst the circus that was the US election, many other pressing issues have been marginalized. In particular, last month’s violent protests throughout universities in South Africa have been ignored in favour of faux reality TV. Education is viewed as a fundamental right, which everyone should be entitled to regardless of their socioeconomic group, and over the past […]
Recently it has been revealed that a mayor in South Africa is offering education scholarships to female students, something which should be fantastic news. There’s just one catch; the scholarship is only available to virgins. Not only must the girl reveal personal information about themselves to strangers in order to receive the scholarship, they must […]
England Ben Stokes – 9.5 411 runs @ 58.71; 12 wickets at 29.16 This was Stokes’ series. He took the attack to the South Africans when England were on the back foot and this counter attacking style often caught South Africa off guard. More than handy with the ball as he can swing it both […]
Sheer Power The Boks are renowned for their power up front, if occasionally lacking in dynamism behind the scrum. This brand of rugby works perfectly well against Northern Hemisphere teams, who often prioritise kicking and flair over brute strength, but is unlikely to prove the telling factor further through the tournament as teams will attempt […]