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The beginning of the end for KZNA?

This is how it all starts. The statement from the CEO of ASA. Anyone who has been around in the sport of Athletics (or any sport for that matter) in South Africa for a while will identify the signs immediately. It is merely a matter of time, but Sello Mokoena and his KwaZulu Natal Athletics…

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Who is Making the Decisions?

In 2008 South African company law underwent a major change. Why is this relevant to the sport of Athletics? Quite simple really, the national federation in South Africa was incorporated as a company under section 21 of the old Companies Act in 2006. It’s registration number is Reg No 2006/034767/08. In 2008 a new Companies…

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Development: Are we being honest with ourselves

Development is a hot topic in South African sport. For a long time the concepts of ‘development’ and ‘transformation’ were intertwined, so it was not possible to deal with one, without dealing with the other. And it created bizarre terminology: People were too scared to use the language of apartheid, so instead of saying an…

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Why The Obsession With Honour or Glory?

It is not hard to see where athletics in South Africa is going wrong. It is quite simple: The emphasis is in all the wrong places. There was an article on the IOL website entitled: “SA students fall short at World University Games“. Clearly, the impression is that they failed. They won five medals at…

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Has Athletics Gone Mad?

What has happened to the sport of athletics, one of the most pure of all sports? Let’s start at the very beginning. We don’t know for certain how the sport really began, but we can surmise. Two guys argued about who was the faster of the two. So they had a race. Then guys argued…

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