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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Cricket’s new world order and CSA’s vote

Here is a column I wrote about the way CSA backtracked on their vote. And a breakdown of the sweeping changes to cricket governance.

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