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Monthly portfolio update

Yes, I know. I should really update this more regularly. Here are some things I’ve recently written. I try not to republish every single thing I write on here. Instead, I pick bits and pieces I’ve enjoyed doing and covers a variety of different subjects. Column: Robin Williams Suicide and how not to cover it  Read it here.  Ghost-writing: Annelee Murray profile Absa approached me to do some ghost writing for them. This is an profile on the Springboks’ PR Guru, Anneelee Murray. Read it here. Rugby development in Khayelitsha Possibly one of my favourite stories I’ve ever written. Two men are making a huge difference to rugby development in Khayelitsha. This is their story. Analysis: Does sport have the obligation to exclude Oscar Pistorius? A long read which examines both sides of the spectrum. Does sport somehow have an obligation to exclude OP? Read it here. Tennis: Why Serena Williams is ace As part of my mission to write about more sports this year, this is something on Serena Williams. Read it here.  Commonwealth Games:  The role guide runners play Guide runners are amazing. Blind athletes are amazing. Read it here. 

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An update of work

I’m the worst person in the world at updating this thing. Here’s some stuff I’ve done recently. Soccer: Report of Germany’s 7-1 hammering of Argentina is here An interview with Hull City’s Sone Aluko is here Something on African teams’ struggles in the World Cup is here. Cricket: On why SA’s unbeaten record away from home is so impressive. Click here. An argument for making ball tampering legal is here. Other sport: Blessing Okagbare is amazing, a double gold medalist and only started sprinting in 2009. Here is something on her. And something on what makes SA’s Sevens Team the picture perfect modern day side. Click here.    

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Judging other people’s culinary aptitude with Monica Galetti’s expressions

  I make no secret of the fact that I am a bit of of a food snob. Not in a “I only shop at Supermarket X’. More in a “I judge people who prefer takeaways over the joy of home cooked food”.  I prefer making my own pastes, pestos, stuffings and everything else.  I often judge people’s culinary aptitude, especially the ones who don’t really cook. It’s not in a malicious way, just in a Monica Galetti way.    

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SA lagging behind in women’s sport, but patience is the key

With the South African women’s cricket team performing beyond expectations and the SA Women’s Seven Team continuing to dominate, there is no better time to be a female athlete in the country. Yes, women’s sport very much lags behind, but growth is certainly not stagnating either. Read the rest here.

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Dale Steyn – from small-town skateboarder to international cricket star

Dale Steyn has lapped up yet another cricketing plaudit after being named Wisden’s Cricketer of the Year for 2013. Not bad for a small town boy who preferred skateboarding to fast bowling in his early years. Read the rest here.

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Understanding burn out

Jonathan Trott suffered a relapse of the condition which ruled him out of the Ashes. The same old “soft” and “weak” comments resurfaced, but burnout is far more complicated than that. Read it here.

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The Prince amongst them – KP Boateng’s bumpy ride

With so little cricket on (yes, IPL, meh!) I’ve seemingly morphed into a football features writer. This on KP Boateng and his bumpy ride of choosing to play for Ghana, then not, then again and his emphatic response to racism in football. Read it here.

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On Toure for Daily Maverick via The Guardian

Sometimes The Guardian picks up stuff from The Daily Maverick and republishes them on their Africa network. This is about Yaya Toure and his comment that “African players aren’t recognised enough”. You can read it here.

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Al Jazeera – Pace is not dead

A chat to Michael Holding produced this on genuine fast bowling and why it’s such a lovely thing. Published by Al Jazeera. Read it here.

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Proteas chance to create a legacy

I got published by The Guardian. No biggie. This for them, ignoring all the boardroom bullshit, and focussing on their chance to make history and create a legacy in the upcoming series against Australia.

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