Entries by Jabu

KFC Mini-Cricket – Weather ruins Summerfields

It was an exciting day in Boksburg as the school I finished grade 7 at in 1998, Summerfields Primary School, won the rights to tackle the Proteas in third match of the KFC Mini-Cricket vs. Proteas tour. The stands filled up quicker than shops on Black Friday and there was a cacophony of noise that […]

The JabuView with Caroline Wöstmann

The Comrades Marathon is part of the fabric of being South African and as a result anyone who wins the Comrades Marathon immediately becomes the most recognisable name in South African Running. When that name is Caroline Wöstmann the inspiration just continues to grow, as her story from a working mother who never ran to […]

The JabuView with The Stoff

My journey through life has seen me be privileged to share conversations and moments with so many people who have inspired my life and so many of my heroes growing up. As Paul Wesselhoft aptly said, “That for a time on earth I was privileged, To walk among the giants.” This poem makes me think of the giants […]

Jabu chats to Brad Brown on Old Mutual Live

Creator of All Things Jabu, Tyron “Jabu” Barnard has been a longtime fan of Brad Brown and through his well i am challenge adventure managed to catch Brad’s attention. Brad immediately asked to talk to Tyron on Old Mutual Live about his adventure into running and his adventure with the well i am challenge. Listen […]

Meet the newest PUMA EvoPOWER

In December I looked back at the evolution of the PUMA EvoPOWER boots, my personal favourite make of football boots, that culminated in the comically and trendy pop art pair worn by the ambassadors around the world of football. PUMA has now unveiled the new edition to the PUMA EvoPOWER family and it’s another classy version […]

KPMG Running Making Waves with Wostmann

Today at the KPMG Wanooka offices in Parktown, Pierre Jacobs, head of KPMG South Africa Marketing, announced the biggest coup in the KPMG Running Club’s short history as Caroline Wostmann was presented to the media as the teams talisman appearance. Caroline who ran into South African hearts last year by becoming the second ever female winner of the […]

10 Years of Joburg Open

After a fantastic South African Open for our country, the European Tour crosses the N3 highway and heads to one of my favourite courses in South Africa, Royal Johannesburg & Kensington Golf Club for the 10th Joburg Open. The tournament will feature major winners Ernie Els and Trevor Immelman as well as South African Open […]

Brandon Stone is a South African Open Champion

Glendower played host to the 105th South African Open, sponsored by BMW, this past weekend. The National Championship is the second oldest National Championship in the World and something that South Africans take pride in winning. Its also been co-sanctioned by the European Tour since 1997 and represents a great chance to get some good […]

The JabuView with Brad Wheal

All Things Jabu has partnered up with Futura Sports Agency to bring you interviews with some of the best up and coming sportsman with South African roots. First up is Brad Wheal, a 19 year old cricketer from Durban who has just been called up to the Scotland side for a tour of Hong Kong. […]

The JabuView with World Champion Robert Tigges

As you would have previously read, I am at the PSI Nationals covering the action which is outstanding. As part of competition I got the chance to watch our National Indoor Hockey men take on the International All Stars led by the extravagant superstar Robert Tigges. Tigges was the captain of the Dutch Indoor side […]

The JabuView with Pierre Le Roux

I have been fortunate enough to be at the PSI Hockey Nationals this week, which meant I was fortunate to spend a bit of time with the South African men’s indoor side as they took on the Denbey’s International All Stars in the exhibition series. In that time I got a chance to chat all things […]

The RAM Slam T20 Team of the Year

The RAM Slam tournament came to its conclusion in a similar manner to the way the tournament ran, with a Titans victory. The tournament was highlighted by the whirlwind arrival of Kevin Pietersen, the incredible platforms by Henry Davids and Quinton de Kock and the sensational display by Mangala. Here we pick a team of […]

A Day in the Life of PSI’s Cyril

Spending time at PSI, we asked the mascot, Cyril the Squirrel, what its like being a mascot and what his day entails. So he naturally shared it with us. CYRIL THE SQUIRREL The mascot life is warm and fuzzy, with the emphasis on warm in this Durban heat. The smell of the tuck shop is […]

WIN: Must Do’s with Groupon this Summer

As the hordes of traffic start to leave the bustling and busy Johannesburg and take over the coastal regions in the Annual Vaalie Trek™ , the remaining few will take on the vast abandon like a scene of the Walking Dead, well, without all the Zombies. That void of humanity is being filled though by the […]

10 Years of Cannons

There are few things in life you can truly rely on. Politicians will disappoint, Footballers will leave your team you support, heck even your girlfriend could change (numerous times). But in 2015 we celebrate a decade of friendship, of sport, of social drinking and of rough tackles. This year we celebrate the 10th year of […]

This is WARR

Its not everyday that you get to run in a race for your company, its even less that your run takes place in the remarkable Dubai. But that is exactly what All Things Jabu family member Taryn Vale experienced when she got to take place in the World Airline Road Race, WARR. Here is Taryn’s account of […]

SA Hockey is broken

News broke last week that the SASCOC have officially decided to reject the invitation for the South African Hockey sides to the Rio Olympics in 2016. Fans have been devastated, players dejected and if there were any sponsors left they would be desolate too. I have only ever given a positive voice to hockey in […]

KFC Mini-Cricket: Proteas Lose a Classic

Well the Proteas are battling India in a test series that is almost as long as the IPL, the more pertinent competition is taking place around South Africa. It’s the annual KFC Mini-Cricket kids vs. Proteas tour with the second game taking place this week in Umlazi. A quick reminder that the opening game of the […]

The Evolution of the PUMA EvoPower

Having previously read on the blog of my love for the PUMA EvoPOWER, it should come as no surprise that I am stoked with their latest release. The sporting juggernaut keep producing the goods when it comes to my favourite brand of football boot and I thought it would be great to look at the […]

My Five Favourite AB de Villiers Test Knocks

AB de Villiers will feature for the Proteas in the second test in Bangalore this weekend. When he runs out onto the field it will be for his 100th cap (in 102 tests since his debut) and he will join six other South Africans as centurions. A list that includes Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith and […]

Rating the Five New PUMA National Kits

PUMA has unveiled the new home kits for their partnered European federations national football teams – Italy, Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Switzerland. The five uniquely inspired & designed kits have one common denominator – PUMA’s new apparel technology ACTV Thermo-R, strategically inserted in both the front and the back of the shirt to help players maintain an […]

Get more from Groupon

I have been a fan of Groupon for a while as it has afforded me some great opportunities. Those opportunities have ranged from playing a round of golf on a course I wouldn’t usually have the opportunity of doing so, to learning how to make beer in the back-end of Emmarentia. Social Buying has been […]

The JabuView with Chantel Nienaber

I first heard about Chantel Nienaber when she romped home to a stylish victory in the Cape Town leg of the Impi Challenge Elite Race. I then started reading about Chantel and realised just how epic she really is. Chantel Nienaber stormed onto the trail running scene in 2011, and quickly became know as ‘hot pants’ for […]

Five Great Storylines in EPL 2015

The English Premier League (The EPL) is eleven games old and there are some outstanding storylines that have started to emerge. If it’s the oblivion of footballing skills that have arisen at Chelsea or the sensational form of Jamie Vardy, the Worlds most entertaining league has produced some great stories already and so we pick […]

Well done Werner Kok!

On an evening dominated by Rugby World Cup champions the All Blacks, a superb South African managed to highlight what an incredible year he has had. Werner Kok, the South African Sevens Star had an incredible season on the defensive side of the game and underlined his importance to the Blitzbokke through a string of […]

The Financial Winners of Rugby World Cup 2015

The Springboks have been eliminated from the Rugby World Cup at the hands of defending champions, the All Blacks. And while South Africa have lost out on the chance to lift the famous trophy for the third time, there has still been a significant amount of positivity around the Rugby World Cup. No I’m not […]

The JabuView with Jethro Eustice

As we detailed earlier this week, the Greenfields African Hockey Championships is currently underway at Randburg Astro. The South African teams will be favourites to secure African qualification for the Olympic Games, with arguably the bigger battle coming off the field with SASCOC should they be successful. The SA Men have started the tournament in imperious […]

Preview: Greenfields African Hockey Championship 2015

Things are changing in South African Hockey and those changes have an aura of positivity surrounding them. Yesterday tickets went on sale for the Greenfields African Hockey Championship in Randburg. Yes you read that right, pre-sale tickets for a hockey event. That may seem strangely positive, but it’s merely the tip of the iceberg. Last […]

I got my Impi on!

On a day when the sun was beating down more than New Zealand did to France, All Things Jabu, in the form of Jabu, Dirk and Taryn (Mrs Dirk) took on the Impi Challenge. This is not the first time an All Things Jabu team had faced off against the original long distance obstacle course. […]

The JabuView with SA Golfer Paula Reto

Paula Reto is a name in South African golf that you may not have heard of, but the young South African is fast becoming a name to be reckoned with in the World of Golf. As it stands Paula will be joining Lee-Anne Pace as the South African contingent at the Olympic Games. We reached […]

October is Kimberley Diamond Cup month

Written by Marcel Sigg (@MarcelSigg) from Run Ride Dive You may remember I went to the Northern Cape last year for this event and the action was just as spectacular this time. It was great to meet up with guys I met last time and make new acquaintances too. The vert is without a doubt […]

Rating the Internationals at the Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup reached an epic finale yesterday in Korea with the inevitable American victory. But there was something far less inevitable in this years Presidents Cup as the International contingent fought gamely and bravely to leave this as the tightest Presidents Cup since the tie in South Africa. As we did back in 2003, […]

PUMA Ignite Cape Town

We have previously shared the story of PUMA Ignite and its journey around the world including Dubai, Singapore, New York, Beijing and New York City. The Ignite journey has now found its way to probably its most scenic and epic city yet and that city is right here in our home country. That city is […]

Xterra South Africa introduces two exciting competitions

Stillwater Sports, the organisers of South Africa’s leading off-road triathlon, the Fedhealth XTERRA presented by Rehidrat® Sport, are excited to introduce two fun and exciting competitions, the Fedhealth Champions Challenge and the Fedhealth Ultimate Warrior Challenge. The Fedhealth Champions Challenge will run for the duration of the 2016 series, with the winners being announced after […]

Win Double Tickets to the SA Bierfest

This coming weekend sees sport mix with lifestyle once again as the SA Bierfest by Tops at Spar takes place at Montecasino, home of the ABSA Boktown. The Bierfest, our very own mini version of the German Oktoberfest, is an established event on the South African social calendar and in 2015 they have lined it […]

Win with Col’cacchio and the Celebrity Chef Pizza

Col’Cacchio have relaunched the extremely popular Celebrity Chef Pizza Series in 2015, with a strongly sporting theme. How the Celebrity Chef Pizza Series works is that each month between September and November a sporting superstar will combine with a chef and include their favourite toppings on a pizza. After September saw the combination of Butch […]

The Craziest Insurance in Sport

  Sport produces some of the finest memories in life, but also some of the most ridiculous and quirky pub quiz questions you could ask for. Like who won the only ever cricket Olympic Games medal, or what is the quickest tennis serve in history. But another gem that I came across is what the […]

The JabuView with Bernadette Coston

We recently spoke about the Investec Hockey Academy and looked towards some of the coaches that are giving back. One of those coaches is Bernadette Coston, one of the best hockey players in South Africa, and we jumped at the opportunity to chat to the star of the IPT winning South Gauteng side. Jabu: Having […]

The Majestic Momentum Cricket Sixes

I remember growing up and watching cricket on TV with my father. It was these initials foundations that made me develop the love that I have for the game. As I watched I would try to mimic the performances of Hansie Cronje, Jonty Rhodes and Alan Donald in my own back garden, causing enough grass […]

well i am… worth it

98 days ago I embarked on a challenge to change myself. A challenge to move to a healthy lifestyle and to become someone I am proud to be. With a massive degree of trepidation I embarked on the well i am challenge. A challenge to live 100 healthy days, making choices that were beneficial for […]

Win Tickets to the Takealot.com Cape Town Tens

Last week we showed you five reasons to enter the Takealot.com Cape Town Tens Rugby, Volleyball and Netball tournaments taking place in the Western Cape from the 4-6 February 2016. Its one of the finest parties you can experience even with an element of sport involved. Ahead of the 2016 Takealot.com Cape Town Tens Rugby […]

Skateboarding Showdown in the Mother City

Skateboarders from across the country will descend on Cape Town this weekend (5-6 September) when the Skateboarding for Hope tour presented by VANS pulls into Canal Walk for its final stop of the year. This will be the last chance for local skateboarders to score a wild card entry into the skateboarding world championships at […]

Powerade Academies take Performance up a Gear

This past weekend I joined in with Powerade for the latest Powerade Performance Academy. Local school sports coaches from around Gauteng gained priceless insights into coaching techniques from some of the world’s foremost training experts at the Powerade Performance Academy. The Powerade Performance Academies aim to provide local school coaches with valuable knowledge in the […]

5 Reasons to enter the Takealot.com Cape Town Tens

What happens when you combine an incredible venue, incredible entertainment and incredible sport together on an action packed weekend? You produce the Takealot.com Cape Town Tens, a highlight on the sporting and social calendar in the Western Cape. The Takealot.com Cape Town Tens was founded in 2008 and has now evolved in its eight year to […]

Saluting the Incredible Marsha Cox

I have grown up with an extreme passion for South Africa and an extreme passion for sport. Ultimately through playing hockey at high school in the late 90’s I developed a massive love for the under appreciated game of hockey. It is through this love that I have watched and been inspired by players like […]

Where to Watch Rugby World Cup 2015

South Africans are gearing up for the Rugby World Cup and are feeling a little bit better after the Springboks much improved performance last Saturday, and their defeat of Argentina. This was Heyneke Meyer’s men’s final opportunity to put their hands up for a role at the global showpiece. The 31 man squad will be […]

PUMA have been Igniting Cities

Ahead of the 15th IAAF World Championships kick starting in Beijing this weekend, PUMA have unleashed their fifth installment of the Ignite your City film series. Following on from successful and engaging Ignite your City in Dubai, Singapore, New York City and Dubai, the global brand have moved to the city of the 2008 Olympic Games. […]

We chat to Trail Running sensation Landie Greyling

I recently heard about Landie Greyling when my company, KPMG, announced a sponsorship of the trail blazing superstar. Landie has had a remarkable rise to the top and has won numerous races including the Otter Trail, the Skyrun, African X and Two Oceans Trail. The more I heard about Landie the more I knew that […]

Win with Powerade ION4 and ATJ

A couple of weeks ago we showed you the launch of the new Powerade ION4. Our friends over at Powerade decided it was time for you to get a chance to try the new ION4 yourself. We have a Powerade ION4 hamper to give to one lucky reader. Powerade ION4 not only hydrates, because it […]

5 Things we learnt from the MTN 8

This week the South African football season started with the traditional MTN 8. 4 matches produced 15 goals, a couple of surprises and a penalty shootout. Through to the Semi-Finals are Bloemfontein Celtic, Kaizer Chiefs, Wits University and Ajax Cape Town. So what did we learn from the first round of action. 1. Players are […]

Will Roger Federer win another Grand Slam?

This is a really great question to ask because it puts your head and your heart into a more fierce competition than Jose Mourinho and Rafa Benitez wife. The question around Roger Federer and his class is not difficult, he oozes it and is the greatest tennis player of history, which few can argue. It […]

The Investec Hockey Academy

The launch of the Investec Hockey Academy, earlier this year, promises to welcome a new era in women’s hockey in South Africa. Founded on the phenomenal success of the Investec International Rugby Academy which to date has made a valuable contribution to the game, the Investec Hockey Academy aims similarly to offer a comprehensive platform, […]

The Senior Golf Major Winners

After the exceptional roller coaster of emotions that we experienced last week at the Open Championship when Zach Johnson won his second major with a South African finishing second to him again, the chance to watch another major was presented to us already with the Senior Open Championship that produced a last hole battle to […]

Going the distance with well i am

38 days ago I embarked on my own journey with the well i am challenge. I had hidden behind a range of excuses regarding my weight and had failed to take ownership of my own situation. It was frankly embarrassing and something that I am slightly ashamed of. But we cant change the past, we […]

The Coca-Cola® Craven Week Hero of the Day

The Coca-Cola® Craven week started in July 1964 and is the premier rugby tournament for school boys. For a lot of the youngsters strutting their stuff, this is an opportunity to get themselves a professional contract and a future career in the sport they love. The Coca-Cola® Craven week has grown in stature and each […]

Arsenal and PUMA unveil new away kit

With the modern social media era the new kits are generally known well in advance and fanfare can be very rare. But Arsenal and PUMA are starting to leverage off the popularity of the Gunners in producing interesting kits with even better productions in releasing the kits. The home kit was launched at a packed event […]

Nike Unveil the New Kaizer Chiefs Kit

Kaizer Chiefs will start the 2015/16 team with a different coach, different players and a different kit. But the manufacturer remains the same. And in the 2015/16 season, Kaizer Chiefs 45th, Nike have produced the most outstanding Chiefs kit in a long time. The kit pays true homage to the most successful team in South […]

Kagiso Rabada storms into ODI Cricket

Kagiso Rabada became a household name when he ripped apart the Australian batting line up in the Under 19 Cricket World Cup. He then started to emerge through the ranks at the Lions and in the current season was a regular in the squad. He may have copped some stick in the Momentum One Day Cup, […]

Meet the Powerade ION4

Look as a person whose life almost functions from sporting event to sporting event, there is nothing quite as nice as a good sports drink after busting a gut on the sports field. I mean, score a hat-trick, smash a personal best in running or even hit a Kevin Anderson-like ace and get rewarded with […]

Why you should join Unogwaja

Today is a momentous day as the Unogwaja opens its application for the 2016 Challenge. If you know the story of Phil Masterton-Smith and the story of John McInroy and more importantly the way these two stories have overlapped to create the Unogwaja challenge, then you will not need any cajoling from me. If you […]

The curious case of Kevin Anderson

Yesterday Kevin Anderson was knocked out of Wimbledon after running the World Number 1, Novak Djokovic, extremely close in an epic decided over two days. While there were large elements of pride in South African fans who had seen a local man make it to the final week of Wimbledon on the back of making […]

The JabuView with Dan Sibbald

We are huge lovers of all things hockey and with that we are also excited to see youngsters breaking in to the national squad and staying there too. One of those players is Dan Sibbald. Dan made his debut at the Investec Cup in 2014 for South Africa, but has since gone a long way […]

PUMA unveil the new home kit for Borussia Dortmund

PUMA have two of the biggest names in world football with Arsenal and Borussia Dortmund. Today it was the turn to launch the new home kit of Dortmund. As we have come to expect, PUMA dont do ordinary and introduced the new kit with a documentary video, which you can see below, which fans are […]

All Things Jabu now wears Ten Apparel

All Things Jabu has always been a big hockey fan and it was that love of the game that led us to meeting Lloyd Norris-Jones when we interviewed the Olympian. Chatting with Lloyd was great as we both truly want to see South African Hockey grow. That however is a discussion for another blog post. Lloyd […]

Rugby World Cup 2015 – Some Exciting News

Instead of smashing your head reading 12 different websites with 23 different releases surrounding what everyone is doing for the Rugby World Cup, we have read them and summing it all up for you right here. Excitement is definitely starting to build ahead of the global show piece. Francois Pienaar to feature on Ticket design […]

Springboks 1995 – 20 Years Later

Amidst a host of fanfare last week, surrounding the 20th Anniversary of the Springboks winning the 1995 Rugby World Cup, players and fans alike took to Twitter to display their delight at the reminder of one of South Africa’s finest sporting moments. I mean there are few moments as goosebump inducing as Francois Pienaar and […]

Checking in on the well i am

You may remember from a previous post that I am taking on the well i am challenge in a bid to fix my life, fix my health and fix my future. The well i am 4 challenge is now ten days underway as I type this and I can’t believe that it is that far […]

The 2015/16 PUMA Arsenal Home Kit

The off season can be a dreary time for football supporters, but ultimately the barren wasteland of club football can at least see signs of life with either transfers or the excitement of a new kit launch. No one in England does a kit launch quite like Arsenal and PUMA. Remember last year with the […]

We chat to Protea Batsmen Temba Bavuma

Temba Bavuma became the first black African batsmen selected to play test cricket for the Proteas when he debuted against West Indies on Boxing Day last year. He has been included in the squad for the upcoming test series in Bangladesh when he will look to cement his place in the national team. Before the […]

The SA Hockey Women take on the World League

As you read this the South African Hockey Women will be waking up in Spain and gearing up for the FIH World League Semi-Final. The World League was established by the FIH in order to increase the amount of quality competition in the International circles and also to streamline both the World Cup and Olympic […]

Arsenal to be “Powered by Fans” with PUMA

Arsenal will start their second season with PUMA as their sponsor. They will start the season with two successive FA Cup titles and another year in the UEFA Champions League. And for PUMA’s second season of partnership with Arsenal, the Global Sport Brand brings fans to the heart of its campaign. Powered By Fans explores […]

Taking on the well i am challenge

For years I have hidden behind a range of excuses and failed to take accountability for my health and more specifically my weight. On my recent journey with the Unogwaja Challenge I was once again reminded of the importance of heart and following your dreams. My dream is to be a healthy father to my […]

How hot – The Proteas New Balance Kit

Yesterday it was announced that New Balance South Africa, with whom I have had some great dealings as part of the Unogwaja Challenge, are the new kit suppliers for the Proteas taking over from Adidas. The deal with New Balance will run for the next five years and will see New Balance produce kits for […]

Endurocad Launches Schools Clinic Gauteng

Endurocad launches its first schools clinic in Gauteng, 22nd – 24th May 2015 This past weekend saw Endurocad, established with the purpose of identifying, nurturing, training and celebrating the success of young talented athletes, host its first schools’ clinic in Gauteng. Elana Meyer, the co-founder and CEO of ENDUROCAD, in conjunction with ENDUROCAD’s head coach […]

Win Tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters SA

In March this year I got to meet the incredibly talented and even more humble Slick Willie Shaw and Sweet J Ekworomadu of the Harlem Globetrotters. They were on a tour of South Africa to do some public relations with the announcement that they would be returning to play in our country for the first time […]

Springboks 2015 Rugby World Cup Campaign… Wow

It doesn’t happen very often that I get the level of excitement for a video about a World Cup as I am about the 2015 Springbok Rugby World Cup campaign, “Home Ground Advantage”. In a powerful video that reminds us of the uniting ability of sport so often attached with the new South Africa and […]

UJ all the way!

The Varsity Sports Hockey season has come to a stunning end after the University of Johannesburg (UJ) emerged victorious in the final of the Varsity Cup final with a 3-0 win over the University of Free State (Kosvies). It means that UJ now hold both the Men’s tournament, which they won on a shoot out […]

The Incredible Ron Rutland

As I prepare to journey across the country with the Unogwaja Challenge, my mind has been cast back to Ron Rutland. Ron left Cape Town on the 30th June 2013 to cycle through every country on mainland Africa before ultimately reaching the United Kingdom in time for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. As I had […]

#Heathcliffe – My European Adventure

JHi there, my name is #HeathCliffe. I am fluffy miniature of the King Cheetah Heathcliffe that was adopted by All Things Jabu at the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Sanctuary. Throughout the year Marcel from Run Ride Dive, Dirk and Jabu from here will take me around the world to take some photos and to raise […]

The Unogwaja 2015

It is now just nine days away from the 2015 Unogwaja Challenge, a challenge that re-traces the incredible journey of Phil Masterton-Smith in 1933. Phil was the defending down-run champion having won the Comrades Marathon in 1931, in the most riveting finish in the history of the race. He could not afford to travel from […]

PUMA at the Players Championship

The Players Championship is underway at TPC Sawgrass in Florida in the United States (The one with the Island Par 3 17th). The Players Championship is not just another PGA tournament and is largely regarded as the fifth major, its just not a dual event on the European Tour. It also offers the highest purse […]

Its 20 Straight St. Totteringhams Days

Jabu is a massive Arsenal fan and another season has passed with Spurs promising to challenge and qualify for the Champions League as well as finish above Arsenal for the first time in 20 years. Another season is coming to its end and that is no longer a possible conclusion. For the 20th straight season, […]

Can Newcastle really get Relegated?

The Champions have been decided and Arsenal and Manchester City are virtually assured of Champions League qualification, while there is only a small chance of a battle between United and Liverpool for fourth. Naturally the eyes move to the bottom of the Premier League table and once casting aside the woeful Queens Park Rangers and […]

What Twitter shows about English Premier League Fans

The English Premier League is often the most debated league in World Football and often the most discussed league on social media. Each of the teams have got their various social media accounts and Twitter is probably in the forefront for all of these clubs. Each of the English Premier League clubs have a social […]

Heineken® are the Champions of the Match

Over the years at the blog we have always been massive fans of the UEFA Champions League and with that of course, the official beer, Heineken®. If its not the Star Mansion, its the adverts or now the #ChampiontheMatch as well as some other initiatives. There is no better football tournament in the world each […]

Sport Against Xenophobia

Nelson Mandela said that sport has the ability to unite a nation and right now we are a nation that needs uniting. In the recent spate of Xenophobia, South Africans (with different nationalities) have had their livelihoods threatened. As a massive football fan, some of my favourite footballers over the years for Kaizer Chiefs, our […]

The EPL Player of the Year Nominees

The greatest league to watch, although maybe not the greatest in skill anymore, the English Premier League (EPL), is winding down to an inevitable Chelsea win, Arsenal top four finish and obscurity for Newcastle. The biggest excitement is arguably the relegation battle, but in truth its only exciting because there are more than 3 crap […]

Win the SA Indoor Hockey Kit

When South Africa headed off to the Indoor Hockey World Cup, we threw as much support their way as possible including write-ups, tweets, interviews and daily job cards. We also had one more surprise that we held back for a bit, but are bringing it to you now. Together with our friends at Tayla Teamwear, […]

Kevin Streelman you Legend

Kevin Streelman may have won the Par-3 contest at the Masters, and with it the unwanted curse, but the real reason he makes the news and our blog today is his caddy. The Par-3 contest is known for its family day of fun attitude and often sees players accompanied by their wives, kids or other […]

The Harlem Globetrotters are Coming!

Its been an incredible 19 years since they last graced a court in this beautiful country, but in July this year the Harlem Globetrotters will return for a heart stopping, action yielding and entertainment epic tour of South Africa. Whether or not you are a basketball fan in South Africa, you have undoubtedly heard of […]

The Next JabuView with Kate Roberts

Ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games we chatted to a host of South African stars about the challenge that awaited them, one of those stars was Kate Roberts, the triathlete who represented South Africa at the 2008 and 2012 games, as well as medalled in the mixed gender triathlon at the Commonwealth Games in 2014. […]

The ICC Cricket World Cup Team of the Tournament

Australia are the champions for the ICC Cricket World Cup for the fourth time in the last five tournaments with another one-sided final to regain their spot at the top of International limited overs cricket. After the tournament that ran for longer than a season of Masterchef Australia, has finally come to its conclusion, the […]

Win an AB de Villiers signed Mini-Cricket bat

UPDATE – WINNERS We actually have ten hampers that we are giving away so congratulations to the winners, please email your delivery details to jabu@allthingsjabu.co.za. Winners are Zubair Kaka, Clint van Heerden, Combrinck Lombard (@Combrinck), Lynne Morland (@Jade1982), Marc McClure, Jason van Zyl, Erika Doubell, Taryn Miles, David Fink and Allistair Wood. South Africa have […]

The Top 5 Irish Sportsmen

Today is St. Patricks day and that means that I will be headed to my local to drink my annual Guinness, while watching some UEFA Champions League football. Its is on a fine day like this that I am thankful for the Irish, and as this is a sports blog, specifically thankful to the Irish […]

Quantum Long Drive – Its SA vs. Canada

You may remember from our past that we have a great friendship with the guys at Quantam Long Drive, the only real long drive sport in South Africa. Since we met them back in 2013, Gerhard Coetzee and the team have been working tirelessly to take Quantam to the next level. It is now that […]

Win a MALIK hamper with All Things Jabu

Fresh after giving away our MALIK Square 2 stick giveaway, won by Michael Doubell for his daughter Michaela, MALIK South Africa and All Things Jabu are combining forces to bring give you a bunch of goodies in time for the new season to start. Its also the perfect time to get involved while watching the […]

The JabuView with Gowan Jones

Gowan Jones is currently in the South Africans Mens Hockey side at the FIH World League Round 2. He is the next in line to be South Africa’s number one goalkeeper and featured in my list of 5 SA Hockey stars for the future. Amongst his 22 caps, the KZN Coastal Raiders shot stopper has […]

A Jump City Adventure

On Sunday morning I took on the streets of Jozi in the Jump City Urban Challenge, a 10km obstacle course through the streets of Jozi. Jump City have been around for a couple of years and was the brain child of Gavin Kearns when seeing people traveling in various forms in London, thought that there […]

Follow the adventures of #Heathcliffe

You may remember from a previous post that All Things Jabu adopted a cheetah from the Ann van Dyk Cheetah Centre in Hartebeesport, named Heathcliffe. Heathcliffe is one of the king cheetah’s that was successfully bred in captivity. Although the centre started out with breeding Cheetahs in order to ensure their survival, it has since […]

The Next JabuView with Rhett Halkett

Rhett Halkett has been a friend of All Things Jabu for a while and has now featured for South Africa 118 times including in the Commonwealth Games, the Olympic Games and the FIH Hockey World Cup. Next up for the SA Hockey Men and Rhett is the FIH World League, the first FIH tournament for […]

SA Hockey men named for World League R2

The FIH World League Round 2 takes place in Cape Town from the 7th – 15th March. The competition has added importance for South Africa as the best route to Rio 2016 qualification is to finish in the Top 3 in the World League Semi-Finals (We could qualify by winning the African Qualifier tournament, but […]

Get some Haters with Adidas and ATJ

There are some things in life that you don’t mind being “hated” for. Like when your girlfriend is the hottest girl in the room, your car is the hottest car in the parking and of course your football boots are the Adidas F50 Haters. The new Adidas Haters range are not just hot, but also […]

The Unogwaja Challenge Golf Day

Regular readers of the blog will know that I am heavily involved with the Unogwaja Challenge, a challenge about spreading hope throughout South Africa and the world and motivating people to not just dream, but to believe it. And as I take up my role in the 2015 Unogwaja Challenge team, I too am helping […]

South Africa at the Hockey India League

The third edition of the Hockey India League, the hockey version of the lucrative IPL, has just come to an exciting conclusion. The Ranchi Rays and Dabang Mumbai were introduced in 2015 after the closure of the Mumbai Magicians and the Ranchi Rhinos, the inaugural champions. The 2015 season would see the remaining 4 franchises […]

Amajimbos you beauties!

South Africa have been undergoing a change in football fortunes of late with Bafana qualifying for an AFCON, without being host, the Amajita heading to Russia and winning the Commonwealth Cup and now the Amajimbos, the U17 side have qualified for their first ever FIFA U17 World Cup. Amajimbos, led by Molefi Ntseki, began their […]

Why the Cricket World Cup needs Associates

The ICC Cricket World Cup is about to go down in Australia and New Zealand, featuring 14 teams. We will see the ten test playing nations alongside the “minnows” of Ireland, Afghanistan, Scotland and the UAE. The format may not give the associate nations an opportunity to progress, but the opportunity to shine is something […]

Win a MALIK Square 2 Stick

You may remember about a year ago I had a chat with South African Hockey and MALIK sponsored start Marcelle Manson, who is also a South African Waterpolo player. Marcelle has passed a lot of love back to All Things Jabu and managed to put me in contact with Peter and the MALIK team. I […]

Join the VodacomRugga SuperBru

SupeRugby is on the verge of return with the action getting underway this Friday. One of the great ways to get involved is playing SuperBru and testing your predictive abilities (Yes I dont play the fantasy versions myself) and there are some outstanding pools out there. This year the one that has got us talking […]

Friday Fun – The NikeFootballX

As we see a host of new equipment and new footwear on a regular basis, we thought we would introduce something new to the blog to give you something different. Every Friday we will share a new product, equipment or kit and give a few of our thoughts on the product. First up is the […]

SA Womens Hockey Summer Series

The Investec South African Hockey Women recently completed the Summer Series with two series of high quality hockey. They faced off with Belgium in a four game series against and Chile in a six game series. With Pietie Coetzee now retired and Marsha Cox unavailable for the series, the SA ladies were able to select […]

And the SR10 Winner is…

Thanks to the brilliant kindness of Shelley Russell and the support of the fantastic team at Grays Hockey South Africa, we were able to offer up one of the Grays SR10 Pink Hockey sticks. The competition ran last week and our Facebook wall and Twitter timeline exploded in a hub of activity. Seeing how many […]

The Varsity Cup Awesomeness

The Varsity Cup has, through its various initiatives, created a product that can simply be titled “Sportainment”, a phrase coined by founder Francois Pienaar. Throughout the years since its foundation, the Varsity Cup has taken the platform and used it to experiment with a range of rules from ridiculous to sublime, in order to create […]

The JabuView with Kelly Madsen

Kelly Madsen debuted for South Africa in 2009 and quickly blossomed in the for the SA Womens Hockey side. Kelly was quickly selected to the 2010 Commonwealth Games squad as well as later on joining the 2014 FIH World Cup squad. But it’s for Indoor Hockey that takes the centre stage as Kelly and the […]

Win the Pink Grays Hockey SR10 Stick

We interviewed Shelley Russell in November last year and you loved it. Part of the interview Shelley was talking about the release of her own pink Grays Hockey stick, the SR10.  As we mentioned in our post the other day, we are trying to do more with SA Hockey and with that in mind we […]

What we are doing with SA Hockey in 2015

It is another big year for South African hockey as the ongoing battle for sponsorship will continue in a year when both the field sides take on the World League before attempting to qualify for the Olympic Games. The Indoor side will also head to Germany for the Indoor Hockey World Cup, while we also […]

Adidas: There will be Haters

Adidas have long been one of the leading sponsors in world football. In recent years they have sponsored the Germany World Cup winners, Bayern Munich the Champions League Champions and Chelsea the current league leaders in England. The name of Adidas has long been associated with the best and they have signed individual players in […]

Win Tickets to the Takealot.com Cape Town Tens

The takealot.com Cape Town Tens, the biggest 10s rugby event is back on the 6th and 7th February 2015 at Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point. The party promises to be an epic one, while the rugby will be as fierce as ever. With the tournament a couple of weeks away the takealot.com Cape Town […]

AB jou lekker ding!

AB de Villiers has been dining at the top table of International Cricket for a fair amount of time now, but on Sunday 18 January 2015 AB redefined brilliance in One Day International cricket. When AB de Villiers walked out to the crease, South Africa, through Rilee Rossouw and Hashim Amla, had their highest ever […]

Reviewing the SA Hockey series against Austria

South Africa have just completed the experimental home series against International Hockey counterparts Austria. The series saw South Africa expose young stars that shone at the Under 21 World Cup amongst a few experienced players. This was an opportunity for coach Fabian Gregory to see who will compete for his team in the upcoming series […]

SA Hockey Men brace for Bumper 2015

2015 is a year of building for the SA Hockey Men as they look towards the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. The team have a fair amount of ongoing difficulties with the lack of sponsorship and will rely heavily on youthful guys breaking into the squad. So much so that the first squad for 2015 […]

How the EPL is taking shape… After 16 Rounds

Written by Marcel Sigg Chelsea: Chelsea’s grip on the EPL title race is loosening slightly with some results going against them, especially the defeat to Pardew’s Newcastle when Cisse scored two to condemn the Blues to their first defeat of the season. Much was made of Chelsea’s chances of going unbeaten all season, an unrealistic […]

Thierry Henry – Farewell to the King

Thierry Henry has announced his retirement from football after a career that spanned 2 decades. The Frenchman started his career at Monaco before moving along and ultimately gaining world-class status at Arsenal. His career saw Thierry Henry feature in 917 professional games and score 411 goals. Throughout his career he won the World Cup, the […]

KFC doing Incredible things with Mini Cricket

For more than two decades mini cricket has been giving primary school children, from all walks of life, the opportunity to experience the game of cricket, learning basic skills from batting to bowling and fielding in an entertaining environment. It is this form of the game that is for many their first introduction to the […]

The Champions League Perfect Record

Ahead of the final round of games that kick-off tonight, Real Madrid stand on the edge of history in the UEFA Champions League once again. Not only are the defending champions the first team to win the trophy 10 times (including pre-Champions League days) after their success in May, but tonight they have the opportunity […]

Cheetahs unveil their 2015 PUMA kits

Those regular readers of the blog or followers of our social media platforms will know that I am a massive Cheetahs Rugby fan. This makes me rare in most circles, but this is not about me. A couple of years back the Cheetahs joined force with Puma and have since been producing some outstanding kits. […]

Nike Unveil the new Bafana Kit!

On an evening when Bafana Bafana where given a frankly horrendous draw for the African Cup of Nations to be held in Equatorial Guinea in January (Algeria ranked 1 in Africa, Ghana ranked 5 in Africa and Senegal ranked 8th in Africa), there was some outstanding news as kit manufacturer Nike, along with the South […]

The JabuView with Shelley Russell

We have spoken about her numerous times here on All Things Jabu and rightfully so. Shelley Russell is arguably one of the finest talents we have in South African Hockey. Shelley comes from a fantastic sporting family and is the second Russell we have interviewed on the blog (We interviewed Brent a while back too). […]

The Pit Wall – Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Claire Earley Lewis Hamilton is officially a two-time World Champion, putting him alongside the likes of Fernando Alonso, Graham Hill, Jim Clark, Emerson Fittipaldi and Mika Häkkinen. He drove an outstanding season, and performed where it mattered. He deserves all the credit and congratulations he is receiving. He is an outstanding driver and a good […]

EPL – 12 games in

Marcel Sigg This weekend the greatest football league resumed after another international break.The Table has changed a little since the last piece I wrote 4 matches ago, let’s get stuck into what has been happening! The most obvious changes are West Ham and Swansea falling out of the top 4 and Southampton and United joining […]

The JabuView with Kagiso Rabada

Just before the Protea’s headed off to Australia for the T20 and ODI series, we got to meet up with Kagiso Rabada at the Ram Slam T20 launch. My immediate impressions were that of a gentleman who is loving his current opportunity to play the sport he loves. He also appears unfazed by the fanfare […]

The Kimberly Rose Putt-Putt Challenge

On her death bed Kimberly Rose had a dream. That dream was to record a song. She was able to follow this dream by recording a song with the Plastics which was featured on radio shows around South Africa. Kimberly had hoped for an opportunity and taken it. Now the foundation founded in her name […]

5 Football Teams with Stuttered Starts

The European season is about ten games old around the various leagues. And well we have been delighted with football being back on our televisions full time, some teams have not exactly started the 2014/15 campaign in the manner that they would have been hoping for. Jabu picks 5 teams who have had stuttering starts […]

Farewell to Mbulaeni Mulaudzi

On Friday South Africa was dealt a devastating blow to the chest as news filtered in on the death of Mbulaeni Mulaudzi. I personally felt like I had lost one of my best friends, as Mulaudzi was one of my sporting heroes. Mulaudzi rose to prominence when he came 2nd in the African Championships held […]

The JabuView with Louis Schreuder

The ABSA Currie Cup final takes place this Saturday at Newlands down in the Cape. The two best teams have battled the way to the final. Ahead of what should be a titanic battle, we thought that we could chat to one of the players that would be playing. Louis Schreuder has featured for Western […]

Win tickets to Ajax vs. Pirates

This weekend the PSL takes a break and we resume action with the second of our cup competitions in South Africa, the Telkom Knockout. The pick of the games is undoubtedly the one in Orlando where Orlando Pirates take on their previous coach and his charges, Ajax Cape Town. Ajax are on a great run […]

5 Players we would love to see in the RAM Slam

The RAM Slam T20 was launched at a rainy evening last night at the Beach in Braamfontein. Along with launching the #GetCaughtRedHanded initiative as well as confirming three triple headers, there was mention of a few overseas players. Haroon Lorgat confirmed that Sangakarra was a nearly while rumours around Kevin Pietersen wont go away. It […]

The Ultimate Fixture – Springboks vs. All Blacks

I was fortunate enough to be a guest of Asics at Ellis Park last weekend to witness the Springboks play their nemesis the All Blacks. This was the first time I have ever watched the ultimate world rugby fixture and I was not short changed. I have had some outstanding live sports experiences. I have […]

The Pit Wall: Russia

By Claire Earley I have always had a thing for Russia, ever since I was young. It was always this very mysterious and far away place with exotic things like Cossacks, cathedrals and vast expanses of land. Oh, and vodka. So in light of that, I was extremely excited to have an F1 race in […]

The Kimberley Diamond Cup Experience

By Marcel Sigg of Run Ride Dive I spent the weekend in Kimberley as a guest of the Northern Cape Tourism Authority covering the annual Kimberley Diamond Cup World Championships. Link to album. If, like me, the only thing you know about skateboarding was learnt from Tony Hawks skateboard game on the PlayStation then you […]

Momentum Cricket Sixes – Now in Jozi

A year ago Momentum launched the Cricket Sixes down in Cape Town and in 2014 they have decided to bring the epic day up to Johannesburg. The day will see the Legends Trust – Graeme Smith, Mark Boucher & Justin Kemp, bring the sporting day up to Old Ed’s Cricket Club in Houghton. This is […]

The Pit Wall – Japan

I’m going to be breaking from tradition here for this week just for a bit to pay some respect to Jules Bianchi in light of his horror crash this weekend. So who exactly is Jules Bianchi? Just a little bit of background information (at the risk of boring those who already know – look away […]

North London Derby: Arsene vs. etc

Such is the tenure of Arsene Wenger at Arsenal that in the North London Derby on Saturday, the Professor will face off against Mauricio Pochettino, the 17th different Tottenham manager (including caretakers) during the Frenchman’s reign of which he has faced 11 (Some caretakers were for a very short period). Some of those 11 tasted […]

5 Great High Scoring Premier League Games

The 2014/15 English Premier League season is still just a puppy, but we have already witnessed an 8 goal thriller (Leicster City 5-3 Manchester United) and a 9 goal thriller (Everton 3 – 6 Chelsea). In fact there have been 19 occurrences of 9 or more goals in a Premier League game. Here Jabu picks […]

The Jozi Festival of Beer is Back

A year ago we ventured down to the first ever Jozi Festival of Beer where the beers are cold, the food hot and the entertainment is sizzling. What is incredible is how many Craft breweries are around the greater Johannesburg region and more importantly they know have one of the greatest stages on which to […]

The Pit Wall – Singapore

Singapore was a scorcher in more ways than one this past weekend! Reliability issues, intense humidity and general chaos as per the norm in Singapore, all made the race into one of the more memorable in recent years. Singapore is always an exciting race for me – I love the night race concept and think […]

The JabuView with Margot van Geffen

You may remember recently that we had Rhett Halkett writing for us with an inside view from the SA Hockey Mens camp. Another thing Rhett did for us was organise an opportunity for us to chat to Margot van Geffen. The defensive wall is part of the all-conquering Netherlands side that won the Gold medal […]

Reviewing the Historic Hockey IPT

The past month saw the best of the best in South African hockey converge on Kwazulu Natal for the annual Inter provincial hockey tournament for both men’s and ladies. In a fortnight that will be remembered for historic results, massive upsets and incredibly high quality of hockey, the winners were not the favourites in either […]

PUMA Select – Now in Jozi

PUMA have always had a great place in our hearts and more specifically on our feet. This Friday they will have another special place in Jozi, with the opening of the Jozi arm of PUMA Select. Braamfontein has been a second home for PUMA with the PUMA Store, PUMA Social Jozi and PUMA Social TBT […]

Rhett Diaries – Games are well underway

There is something rather special about walking into a capacity stadium representing your country in the sport you love. This opening ceremony was no exception. Glasgow put on a show for the athletes and we responded! It is amazing how the atmosphere inside the village can change in the space of 12 hours. One moment […]

The Pit Wall – Hungary F1

Isn’t it amazing what a few drops of rain can do? The eleventh race of the season took place around the legendary Hungaroring, and what a race it was! I felt sure we were in for some more Nico Rosberg dominance, but safety car mis-timings, general track chaos and some interesting strategy choices meant that […]

The JabuView with Lauren Dance

Growing up on the I was fortunate to meet some incredible people. Many of those people were incredible from a sporting view, either in ability or talent. One of these people was Lauren Dance, a national triathlete who has steadily started climbing the ITU Rankings. She now heads off to Canada for her first elite […]

CG2014 – The Rhett Diaries

In part of our ongoing commitment to South African Hockey and its continued exposure, we teamed up with the SA Men side to get some behind the scenes coverage of the 2014 Commonwealth Games. So for the next two weeks, our new guest columnist will be Rhett Halkett. And without further babble, here is the […]

The Pit Wall – German F1

Now that was fun F1! As a rule, I dislike the layout of Hockenheim, but there is no denying that it always throws up a good race, and yesterday was no exception! Fist corner incidents, upside-down cars, cars on fire, unexplained donuts and of course some amazing wheel-to-wheel racing. I want to do it all […]

The Open Championship – South Africans

The Open Championship kicks off this morning with a golf course that has been described as really good. South Africa, who have 10 titles in Open Championship history, will descend on Royal Liverpool with victory their aim. The South African challenge can be separated into four categories. All odds are per Sportingbet South Africa, who […]

The Pirelli-Landrover Experience

Jarred “B” Barnard – TheB_za All Things Jabu was invited by Pirelli recently to join them for the Pirelli Land Rover driving experience. The event was held at amazing Gerotek Test Facility just outside Pretoria and would be hosted by Pirelli of course with the assistance of the highly skilled instructors from the Land Rover […]

PUMA unveil the new Arsenal Kit

PUMA produced something quite spectacular last night as they unveiled the new Arsenal Trilogy of Kits. PUMA have not really been mainstream in English football (apologies to Newcastle) and their marketing has been more of a guerrilla marketing approach. But now on sealing the deal with one of the largest and historic clubs in the […]

Win Tickets to Lions vs. Cheetahs

The 2014 Super Rugby has been a great one. South Africa as a whole has not had the best season but there is still no better rugby than a local derby. Teams who have underperformed are able to bring the extra heart required and challenge teams to a new level. We saw this just last […]

The Pit Wall – British Grand Prix

Well after a disastrous Saturday session for Lewis Hamilton, Sunday proved that you can never write the Brit driver off. Despite abandoning his last qualifying lap, and looking deep into the depths of despair that evening, Lewis came back stronger than ever to finish on the top step of the podium, a huge win for […]

PUMA & Arsenal: Stronger Together

There is no secret to my love of Arsenal or to my love of PUMA. In what is in essence a match made in Jabu heaven, PUMA are now the official supplier of Arsenal Football Club after the 10 year contract came into effect on the 1st July 2014 ending the 20 year association of […]

FIFA World Cup – Quarter Final Review

Following on from our popular reviews of early rounds, Marcel Sigg from Run Ride Dive put together this piece for us on the Quarter Finals of the FIFA World Cup. The FIFA World Cup Quarter Finals are behind us and just a few things stand out from the four games. 1. The injury that ended […]

Unogwaja Challenge – 5 Life Lessons Learnt

It has now been a month since the 2014 Unogwaja Challenge came to a beautiful conclusion. Following the completion a lot of us were back at work the following day starting a challenge of catching up on what was missed. But there was a fundamental difference to that challenge, our hearts were change and mundane […]

FIFA World Cup – Round of 16 Review

An exciting round of 16 saw less goals but rather some gutsy battles that went the distance. The total goals at the tournament have already eclipsed that of the 2010 FIFA World Cup and there are some riveting ties set up for the Quarter Finals. Without any further babble,  let’s get into the review of […]

The JabuView with Rhett Halkett

Rhett Halkett is a mainstay in the South African Hockey team and his brilliant defensive ability led to him securing a professional contract in Europe. The product of Wynberg High School current plays for Laren in Holland after a spell with Den Bosch. Rhett has represented South Africa at the Commonwealth Games, the Olympic Games […]

FIFA World Cup – Round 3 Review

The group stage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup is now over. 32 teams traveled to Brazil hopeful of conquering the World, now just 16 teams remain. The last round of group stages were pivotal for 23 of the teams.The third round also saw a few less goals with 42 following the 49 from round […]

Thank You Pietie Coetzee

The name Pietie Coetzee is synonymous with World Hockey, it is synonymous with South African hockey and it is synonymous with class. For years South Africa have had the unfair advantage on being able to call on the lethal finisher into squads that have punched well above their weight. Over the time that she represented […]

The Pit Wall – Austria F1

After 11 years, Formula One is finally back in Austria, and at the impressive Red Bull Ring (known locally as Spielberg) no less. So, at their home ground, was it Red Bulls day out? In short, no. Mercedes proved once again that they are the team to beat, with Rosberg running home in first place, […]

FIFA World Cup – The Permutations

The Second Round of the FIFA World Cup is done and dusted and well there are a few teams already through to the Round of 16 and other teams have already started packing their bags to go home. For everyone else there is a lot to ride on the final game. To make it easier […]

FIFA World Cup – Round 2 Review

The second round of fixtures at the FIFA World Cup came to an end last night. We now have 5 teams eliminated and four teams already qualified for the second stage. A tournament that has produced 94 goals in 32 games has given the fans the sublime, the ridiculous and the absolute beauty of the […]

2014 FIFA World Cup – Round 1 Review

The first round of fixtures of the 2014 FIFA World Cup have now passed and have given us a fair bit of excitement, goals, controversy and general all round awesomeness! 49 goals, 1 hat-trick, 3 red cards, only 6 clean sheets and only one African victory, here is our recap of the first round of […]

FIFA World Cup with Sportingbet SA

As you read this the opening game of the World Cup is upon us! For the duration of the FIFA World Cup Sportingbet South Africa will have a range of markets that will suit whatever your betting needs are. Instead of being all talk, we decided to pair up with the online betting site and […]

FIFA World Cup – All the Kits

Ahead of the FIFA World Cup there is always a good amount of excitement about the game and the kits the teams are going to wear. The manufacturers are well split with Nike leading the way with 10 including hosts Brazil and outsiders Netherlands. Adidas have 9 sides but arguably the biggest win in having […]

The JabuView with Lance Davids

Lance Davids had a meteoric rise in his career when at the age of 15 he was singed by by 1860 Munich. He eventually played 21 games for them before moving to Djurgaden in Sweden. After returning to South Africa for a few years with Supersport United and Ajax Cape Town, he was selected as […]

The World Cup of Darts

Yup in a time when we have been watching the June Internationals, casting our eyes onto Roland Garros or enjoying the Hockey World Cup at the Hague, this past weekend also saw the hosting of the PDC World Cup of Darts. More impressively than this was that South Africa were present and did a good […]

The Pit Wall – F1 Canada

Nothing much can ever be taken for certain in F1, but one thing that can is that the Canadian Grand Prix never disappoints. What a race! After an immense qualifying session, which saw Nico Rosberg pip his teammate by a few milliseconds to pole, everyone (myself included) was certain we would see another display of […]

Are you ready for Nike “The Last Game”

Over the years Nike have released some of the greatest adverts in football history. There “Write the Future” and “Take it to the Next level” generated numerous amounts of discussion and millions of YouTube visits. It also caused fans to wait excitedly for the next campaign as Nike look to Risk everything in the advertising […]

My Unogwaja Challenge Mutterings

I was fortunate enough to spend 12 days with 24 crazy people as part of the 2014 Unogwaja Challenge support team. My role was social media, communications and general awesomeness. Throughout the time I was also in charge of the daily newsletters and this is an extract of some of my mutterings during the challenge. […]

Meet our Pit Wall Lady – Claire Earley

2014 has seen some exciting events in sport as well as here on the blog. The new year saw us select a new columnist for the Pit Wall, our F1 column. The lady in question is Claire Earley and her writings have been fantastic stuff. We wanted you to get to know our latest addition […]

SA Hockey Men and the FIH Hockey World Cup

The FIH Hockey World Cup takes place in a little over 2 weeks and SA Hockey will be there from the Mens and Womens side. The Hockey World Cup will be well supported in South Africa as SuperSport have come on board and the South African fans will have more live televised fixtures than anywhere […]

The Unogwaja Challenge – An Origins Story

In your wanderings in life you will encounter many stories. These stories will embody the human essence of overcoming the near impossible in the face of difficulty. There will be stories of survival, revival and atonement. But what all these stories will have in common is that they are stories of the heart. In your […]

Arsenal South Africa host the FA Cup Final

The Arsenal have been through their fair share of ups and downs in recent times and have had some sensational highs and some heart-breaking lows since Patrick Vieira held their last trophy aloft. Much has been said about the ineptitude in the transfer market and the media have often bashed Arsenal while praising others in […]

The Pit Wall | Spain GP

So ends another Formula One race weekend, the Spain GP, and with it, another Hamilton win. Mercedes is just magnificent this year, really on top of their game and so far ahead of the competition it’s almost unwatchable. Almost. Lewis Hamilton went from pole to podium with very few glitches today. Despite sounding somewhat panicky […]

The Greatest of the Great Escapes

With Sunderland winning last night to cap a remarkable run of form that has seen them top the form table over the last five games (Alongside Manchester City) in picking up 13 out of 15 points. What was more remarkable for Gus Poyet and his men was that at the start of the run they […]