Mountain biking in South Africa

MTB heaven! South Africa is a treasure trove of exciting routes, discovered and waiting to be uncovered, with weather allowing for cycling at any time of the year, all day and just about every day.

Mini budget 2016: quotes

Managing a tough balancing act, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan delivered the mini budget on 26 October 2016. He addressed issues facing the economy, politics...

South Africa’s economy not declining but it faces difficulties

In the current challenging economic climate, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), delivered to Parliament on 26 October 2016, focused...

South Africa’s economic growth revised

In tabling the Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS), Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan revised South Africa’s economy growth for 2016 down to 0.5%, citing...

Full text: the mini budget

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan and his team before the delivery of the mini budget on 26 October 2016. (Image: National Treasury, Facebook) Compiled by Priya...

South African fans’ guide to Rio 2016 – Week 1 (3-12 August)

2 August The Summer Olympic Games begin on 5 August, with South African track star and official flag-bearer Wayde van Niekerk leading the South African...

Minnaar is one of world’s best

Greg Minnaar is one of the best MTB riders in the world. Following his 17th World Cup win this weekend in Scotland, the Pietermaritzburg rider now stands shoulder-to-shoulder with his boyhood heroes. The third round of the World Cup takes place in Leogang, Austria on Saturday and Sunday.

McLean masters Transalp MTB stage race

South Africa's Andrew McLean and his Austrian teammate, Heinz Zorweg, claimed a dominant category victory and finished 20th overall at the 17th annual Bike Transalp international mountain bike stage race in Europe on the weekend.

Swiss star eyes fourth MTB Marathon Worlds title

Defending champion Christoph Sauser of Switzerland will have his sights set firmly on a fourth title at the 2014 UCI MTB Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa next weekend.

Cherise Stander inspired by late husband Burry

Cherise Stander, wife of the late Burry Stander, will be aiming to draw inspiration from his achievements when she contests the UCI Mountain Bike Marathon World Championships in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa on 29 June.