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Ann Brown, 11:00 am
From Asemana Cape Verde’s national rhythmic gymnastics team has arrived in South Africa where, between now and April 1, it will compete in the 12th edition of the African Gymnastics Championship. Cape Verde is being represented by four gymnasts – two seniors, Elyane Boal and Leila Furtado, and two juniors, Márcia Lopes and VadyusKa Rodrigues. […]
Dana Sanchez, 2:23 pm
Oscar Pistorius must wait at least 10 more days to defend himself at his murder trial in Pretoria after one of the court’s assessors was hospitalized. Which side will benefit most from the postponement? The defense will have more time to prepare its case, but the delay could “rattle” Pistorius, according to one report.
Makula Dunbar, 11:48 am
South Africa will make the short journey north for the 2014 COSAFA Cup after Botswana were confirmed as host nation for this year’s event on Friday. The tournament will be held from September 13 to 28, placed in between the first and second rounds of the qualifiers for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Morocco.
Becca Blond, 1:15 pm AFKI Original
The entire trial has been an international media circus with journalists from around the world descending on Pretoria. Almost the entire trial has been televised, although individual witnesses do have the option of choosing whether or not to be shown on TV. This includes Pistorius. When he takes the stand the audio of his defense will be broadcast live, but he can block a video feed, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Kevin Mwanza, 7:39 am
Held in South Africa, the 2010 World Cup was an important moment for African football, made even bigger when South African winger, Siphiwe Tshabalala, scored the first goal of the tournament. Though South Africa would not proceed past the group stage, for at least a few moments, the 2010 World Cup was truly a South African event. The sound of vuvuzelas could be heard around the world.
Kevin Mwanza, 5:20 am
Grand Parade Investments and its subsidiary, Burger King, have made a commitment to be part of the solution to football in South Africa. Following the national team’s sustained performance challenges, Grand Parade Investments has decide to invest in the South African Football Association (SAFA) in support of three national tournaments to identify, develop and nurture football talent in South Africa.
Makula Dunbar, 2:30 am
It went down as one of the greatest moments in sports history, let alone South African rugby history: Nelson Mandela presenting the 1995 Rugby World Cup trophy to Springboks Capt. Francois Pienaar. The message to the international community was that South Africa had become a united nation.
Carri Wilbanks, 11:42 am AFKI Original
Football star Christian Benteke sends money to Africa but has never returned to his African birthplace. He says that the DRC is not safe enough to visit. He hopes to visit his homeland at some point in the future. He has said in interviews that he sends money home to his relatives to help them.
Makula Dunbar, 1:33 pm
The Black Stars are expected to spend about half of the total budget during the group phase of the World Cup with the remaining estimated for the knockout round. The Government of Ghana has approved a total of ¢24,677,025 (US$9,675,404) as budget for the Black Stars at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Dana Sanchez, 5:13 pm
Months before he killed his girlfriend, Pistorius told a South African court he drew his gun and went into “combat mode” after hearing the noise of a possible intruder at home. It turned out to be a laundry machine.