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From mini-cricket to the world stage – Mignon Du Preez

minxThe women’s cricket world stage is set, as national teams gather in India for the T20 World Cup (WC). Mignon Du Preez, South African Women’s Cricket captain is ready to take the stage with her team. “I definitely believe that we currently have one of our strongest teams. If we can manage to adapt to the conditions quickly, execute our game plans and play to the best of our abilities, we’ll be unstoppable and we can definitely make it all the way to the top.”

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Join the journey – Mawethu Nyakatya

2D1A9609 cropThe New Year often starts with a long list of New Year’s resolutions. Becoming fit and losing weight are some of the more popular resolutions across the globe. As in most cases, many join the gym in January and never see its inside again for the rest of the year.

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Protect the dream – Cornal Hendricks

downloadA dream was birthed at the age of nine when Cornal Hendricks played his very first rugby game for Wellington Primary. “It has ever since been my dream to play for the Springboks.” Says Hendricks. As a nine year old boy, you understand that your dream of playing for your country’s senior national team will not be reached over night. There are many hurdles which you first have to jump, a ladder to climb and ranks to move through. However, that nine year old boy somehow never found that ladder to climb.  As a schoolboy rugby player, He never once received provincial colours. The hope of one day playing for the Springboks was never fueled in that way.

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Vision means perfect sight- Ilse Hayes

11407188_10153955082703275_1697065738909235067_n“I want to be the best in the world” is probably the most common phrase uttered by so many people, however for most of us that phrase remains a dream.  On 23 April 2015, Ilse Hayes’s dream came true as she became the fastest female Para-athlete in the world. She broke the previous 100m world record of 11:99 with an impressive 11:89 seconds at the IPC Athletics Grand Prix in Brazil.

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Something was missing – JP Duminy

firstI remember the day I met JP. It was day one of the u/19 National Cricket Week 2001. A rather memorable introduction to a small huddle of boys; Rory Kleinveldt, Vernon Philander, Ryan Bailey, William Hantam and of course JP Duminy.

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