The challenges of being a goalkeeper

This week GroundUp interviewed Jayrad "Jimmy" Visagie, the 23-year old goalkeeper for the National First Division team Milano.

Margo Fortune - 24 October 2012

“Show coach you want to be in the first eleven but have patience”

GroundUp spoke to Niven Scott, a 20-year old central midfielder for Junction Rovers, a promising team in the SAB League.

Margo Fortune - 17 October 2012

Khayelitsha hosts successful fun run

Radio Zibonele, a community radio station in Khayelitsha, organised a fun run for Khayelitsha residents on Saturday 6 October.

Nokubonga Yawa - 10 October 2012

“Work hard and you will succeed” - Rising Kaizer Chiefs star

GroundUp spoke to Kaizer Chiefs Junior's Steven Sibanyoni.

Margo Fortune - 10 October 2012

Soccer players unite against xenophobia

Last week, twelve soccer teams representing different countries participated in a four-day soccer tournament under the campaign theme "unite as one". The tournament took place in Nyanga and was organised as a Heritage day celebration.

Tariro Washinyira - 3 October 2012

Hard work is key - Tuks Goalkeeper

Lebo Ngubeni is the University of Pretoria's 19-year-old goalkeeper. He also plays for the South African under 20 team. GroundUp caught up with him.

Margo Fortune - 2 October 2012

Cycling awareness event in Gugulethu

Gugulethu Township was abuzz this weekend as cyclists from all over Cape Town participated in a bike ride from Cape Town central station to Gugulethu and back.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 19 September 2012

Gershin Kock on the pressure of being a goalkeeper: “Once you make a mistake it will always be remembered.”

Gershin Kock is only 19 years old, but he is already the goalkeeper for National First Division team, Vasco Da Gama.

Margo Fortune - 19 September 2012

Khayelitsha’s emerging chess stars

Masiphumelele primary school in Khayelitsha is growing a group of promising chess players. The people driving chess at the school believe it has an important educational role.

Nokubonga Yawa - 19 September 2012

Tag rugby encouraged in township schools

South Africa's tag rugby team recently visited a township school, Masiphumelele primary school, in Makhaza, Khayelitsha. This was a very exciting visit for the learners of Masiphumelele, who only get to see the Bokke on television.

Nokubonga Yawa - 17 September 2012

Chippa United star Diego Brown talks about a soccer player’s challenges

GroundUp interviewed Chippa United's 25-year mid-fielder and left back, Diego Brown.

Margo Fortune - 12 September 2012

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 - 5 September 2012

“Soccer is the only reason I am where I am today”

Nineteen-year-old Shane Petersen talks about growing up in a community surrounded by drugs and how soccer gave him a chance.

Margo Fortune - 5 September 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 - 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 - 29 August 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 - 29 August 2012