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NWU alumnus and male netball star is shining bright

North-West University (NWU) alumnus Thulani Tlhapi has proven that netball is not a sport only women can excel in.

Thulani, who currently plays for the Ikageng Classics, an all-male team based in Potchefstroom, recently represented the Dr Kenneth Kaunda district at the Spar National…

HPI a jewel in the NWU crown

Jean Verster’s enthusiasm is contagious. World champions can attest to this – just ask Caster Semenya and many others.

This former and exceptional middle-distance athlete was one of SA Athletics’ great trump cards in the early eighties. During that period he also stretched his legs…

Solid start for Eagles

The North-West University Eagles are off to a solid start in the 2021 Varsity Cup tournament with two wins from three games. They first beat the Madibaz from NMMU 47–28 and old rivals Shimlas 32–22 before André Pretorius’s side came undone against Tukkies in a resounding 33–15 loss.

Captain Chederick wants to return to form

Chederick van Wyk was born in the year of champions, and that is what he has become. The world first met this future sprinter on 18 February 1995, a few months before the Springboks lifted the Web Ellis Trophy on a historic afternoon at Ellis Park. Destiny also had a plan for the young boy from Prieska.

NWU Soccer Institute recreates the fan experience through live streaming

Covid-19 has revolutionised how businesses and other institutions are run. The sports industry is no exception and has been massively affected by the global pandemic. Even though the industry has been broadcasting sports events for more than two decades now, this has been limited to professional…

NWU off to winning start for Varsity Cup

The Eagles have landed! The NWU got their Varsity Cup campaign off to a winning start by beating the Madibaz from NMMU by 47–28 in Pretoria on Monday, 5 April.

As the score suggests, it was a hard-fought encounter with plenty of tries being poached on both sides. Coach André…

Tokyo and 60 m are Jo-Ané’s targets

Jo-Ané van Dyk has just completed and hour-long physio session, but – like always – her personality is bubbling like champagne. “No,” says the 23-year-old javelin champion of the North-West University (NWU), there are no injuries: “Just maintenance work!”

She could have rested on her…

Take a bow, Jeandré Rudolph

There are loose forwards blessed with the flair and razzmatazz reserved for their much more flamboyant brothers in the backline. They are the Kwagga Smiths and Bobby Skinstads who can step and swerve with the best of them. They have a deceptive turn of space and silky hands, and they know how to execute those deft…

Malan milking the runs

It has been almost exactly two years since a singular talent fulfilled a lifelong promise. On 3 February 2019 Janneman Nieuwoudt Malan made his international T20 debut for South Africa against Pakistan on home soil.

Just 22 years old, the boy became a man. The world had seen its…

Akker a European colossus

There cannot be a more contrasting display of two rugby players’ personalities than the punch-up between Schalk Brits and Akker van der Merwe in 2019.

The two Springbok hookers – Brits donning the blue of the Bulls, Van der Merwe the black of the Sharks – had a no-holds-barred brawl…