Archives for February 2014

Stellenbosch athletes dominant

Stellenbosch based trail running enthusiasts Craig Burns and Danette Smith had the rest of the field running scared on Saturday, 22 February 2014 at the second annual New Balance Trail Run presented by ISUZU in Grabouw. Burns claimed … [Read more...]

Change for community media

It won’t be business as usual for players in the community media field, as a pledge for increased support from two prominent organisations is set to change how this sector operates from now on. … [Read more...]

Qualifying Races for Trail Running

A new qualification system for selecting national teams The data below outlines a new system to be implemented that will allow for a more fair process of selecting teams to represent South Africa at international championships.  During 2013 … [Read more...]

Statistics key to development in Africa

Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) says the importance of collecting accurate data cannot be overstated, as it remains a vital pillar in Africa’s development. “Africa needs deep, precious statistics to quench the thirst for development,” … [Read more...]

Scintillating running at Silvermine

The second edition of the Spur Silvermine Mountain XL set off in one of the Cape’s finest nature reserves, the Silvermine Nature Reserve on Saturday morning. Spot on the South African Trail Running Team The race represented a chance to gain … [Read more...]

SAMSA Canoeists take silver

The South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) Canoeists have received silver medals for finishing 15th at the Dusi Marathon in Durban. … [Read more...]

New sponsors Comrades

Global athletic leader New Balance announced  their official signing of the technical footwear and apparel multi-year sponsorship contract for the Comrades Marathon, the world’s greatest ultra marathon and one of South Africa’s premier … [Read more...]

Wind, solar power to provide electricity

East London - Wind and solar-generated power will form the backbone of a provincial government programme to provide disadvantaged people in rural Eastern Cape with electricity. … [Read more...]

SA Champions in Age Categories

Following an agreement with SAMA (SA Masters Association) we can now confirm that SA trail champions will also be crowned in various age categories for 2014.  This will be done at both the SA Ultra Trail Champs on March 8, as well as the SA … [Read more...]

Unemployment eases

South Africa’s unemployment eased to 24.1% in the fourth quarter of 2013 from a revised 24.5% in the third quarter, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) said on Tuesday. … [Read more...]