The London 2012 Olympic gold medallist on what it’ll take to win in Tokyo, the sacrifices South Africa’s top rowers need to make, training on Christmas Day, bass fishing with his Dad, and who the biggest eaters in the national squad are.
The oldest goalkeeper in the national men's hockey squad chats about how he got into the sport, his 20-year journey, juggling hockey with running a business, his love of 'Tiger King', how he's the fastest player over five metres, and how he needs 27 brandies to get on the dancefloor!
The captain of Banyana Banyana on life in Glasgow, how she became a football club owner, her love for Manchester United, global women's football, coming out as a teenager, and how she's not keen to try haggis, but may give a deep-fried Mars Bar a go!
South Africa’s top women’s squash player recently won her third national title, and here she talks about having to head overseas to get the most out of her ability, Irish hospitality, pints of Guinness, her side hustle as a fitness trainer, the worrying lack of young squash talent coming through…
The Lions scrumhalf on dealing with his dislocated shoulder, the Lions WhatsApp group, who the squad’s jokers are, humble beginnings in Bethal, having a mother as a rugby referee, his skills in the kitchen, and his interest in the media.
South Africa’s fastest man over 100 metres on having to get his head around a re-scheduled Olympics, how he sometimes forgets to eat, finding time with girlfriend Jo Prins, running against drug-tainted Justin Gatlin, his love for PlayStation, and what an Olympic medal in Tokyo next year would mean to…
He’s the first African to win a Professional Darts Corporation title, with victory in the German Darts Championship. But, how did 34-year-old Devon Petersen get from playing darts at home with his family all the way to performing on the world stage, basing himself in the UK, and taking up…
The South Africa men’s hockey captain on being engaged to Dutch women’s captain, Eva de Goede, giving up cricket at first-class level, his passion for flying, his thoughts on how to improve SA hockey, his grandmother Pam Golding, and how he fancies himself as a bit of a baker!
The Bulls and Springbok prop on taking up the game late, going to primary school under a tree, the focus of his foundation, how he knows what it's like to go hungry, the features of the Xhosa culture, his love for cars and self-help books, and how he's in the…
The South African swimming star on what her training schedule looks like, her studies, the pasta dish she loves to cook for those close to her, her Bengal cat, how she was starstruck in the presence of Siya Kolisi, her faith, and how she has her eye on Olympic gold…
South Africa and Africa’s top-ranked skateboarder on how he got into the sport, what it takes to reach the top, the difference between ‘street’ and ‘park’ skateboarding, why he had to leave cricket behind, and looking ahead to next year’s Olympics.
The Proteas all-rounder on Black Lives Matter, growing up in a single parent family, how he fancies himself as a snappy dresser, his love for snazzy sneakers and photography, his cooking skills, and how he wants to play 100 Tests for South Africa.
The Olympic 400 metre champion and world record holder on how he fancies himself as an interior decorator/DIY specialist, how he doesn’t blame cousin Cheslin Kolbe for his knee injury, his love for Liverpool FC, and how he plans to break his world record some time in the next year.
The South African rower on how he recovered from stage four Hodgkin’s Lymphoma to win Olympic silver barely two years later, how he comes from a rowing family, his beer brewing with his brothers, and how you have to be slightly mad to be a rower!
So, what do you do if you’re a sports broadcaster trying to conduct an interview with Bryan Habana, from the comfort and – relative – safety of your own car, because according to the tech guys, it’s where you’ll get the best audio, besides, obviously, in a studio, and you’re…
The former US Open and Wimbledon runner-up on lockdown life in Florida, parenthood, what he likes to strum on his guitar, his favourite all-time TV show, and how he’s never taken money on the golf course off his wife, Kelsey.
The former Springbok wing on life in France, what he’s up to now, ‘retired’ life in Cape Town, his views on social media and its role in athletes’ lives, and trying to home-school a two and five-year-old.
It’s clear that the national netball captain is obsessed with her sport, but she has an interesting background, coming from a family of eight children in rural KwaZulu-Natal and making her way to the top of her sport – a sport that in South Africa has undergone a fair amount…
The double Atlanta ’96 Olympic swimming champion and former world record holder talks through life on a farm outside Cullinan, why she got back into swimming a decade ago, the importance of her faith, and touches on the few regrets she has.
21 May 2020
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