Five minutes with TuksSquash ambassador Nothando Ntimane

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Nothando Ntimane, a second year BIS Information Science student sat down with Perdeby to discuss her passion for squash and her role as a club ambassador.


You started playing squash seven years ago, what is your earliest memory of the sport?

I remember a six-year-old me running around the court pretending the racket was a guitar.


What makes squash the sports you’ve cho­sen to play for almost a decade?

I love the fast pace and high intensity, and it’s also a very stimulating sport.


TuksArchery Hosts Double 720 and North Gauteng Provincial Championships

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TuksArchery recently held the club’s first tournament of the year. On 10 February, the club hosted the Double 720 qualifiers to determine who would be eligible to compete at a provincial level. On 11 February, 70 archers competed to make the Northern Gauteng provincial team to qualify before Nationals by playing a range of 70m and 50m with a recurve or compound bow.

Both events were needed for shooters to get their colours as four averages are needed to achieve colours. This is followed by having four provincial averages to make nationals and four national averages to compete on an international level representing South Africa. Registration to compete for both days was open to 2018 registered South African National Archery Association (SANAA) members and visitors or non-SANAA members. SANAA is the national governing body for archery. Trevor Pitout set a new record for the SANAA recurve limited, winning a gold medal. Hendre Verhoef broke two new records for the compound u/10 Boys winning a gold medal.


Sport update 5 February 2018




The BestMed TuksRace Run/Walk will take place on 17 February at the LC de Villiers Sports Campus. Entries will be available onlinetill 10 February. The race includes a 42.2 km race, a 21.1 km race, a 10 km race, a 5 km race and a 1 km fun walk/run.


Assupol TuksCricket crowned Varsity Cricket champions


Assupol TuksCricket was crowned this year’s Varsity Cricket champions after beating NWU Pukke by five wickets. The match took place on the evening of 3 February at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. Assupol TuksCricket’s batsmen Neil Brand (59 off 57) and Corbin Bosch (41 off 21) were the stars of the show. They propelled UP to victory with the score of 157/5, beating NWU Pukke’s 154/4. Brand snatched the Samsung Man of the Match, FNB Best Batsman and Samsung Player of the tournament.

The Varsity Cricket tournament was held between 29 January and 3 February where eight teams faced each other before the top four teams progressed to the semi-final. The other title contenders were CUT, Madibaz, Maties CC, NWU Pukke, University of Johannesburg, UCT CC and UWC CC. Assupol TuksCricket had a fantastic start to the 2018 leg by beating newcomers CUT by 4 wickets in their first game for the tournament. It was Assupol TuksCricket’s Rubin Hermann’s hit 45 (29) that led to UP’s 131/6 win over CUT’s 129/10. Hermann was named Samsung Player of the Match and the FNB Best Bowler. The FNB Best Batsman went to Assupol TukCricket’s Corbin Bosch while CUT’s Jason Raubenheimer won the Steers Best Catch award.


Sports minister boycotts Israel tennis match


SA Minister of Sport and Recreation Thulas Nxesi boycotted the Davis Cup tie between South Africa and Israel due to South Africa’s stance on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The match took place between 2 and 3 February at the Irene Country Club in Centurion. The Davis Cup is a tournament between men’s national tennis teams.

This was after pressure from various civil organisations such as the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement, SA Jews for a Free Palestine, Palestine Solidarity Alliance (PSA) and the National Coalition for Palestine South Africa (NC4P) to boycott the event. In a letter to the above mentioned organizations, Nxesi cited the Human Sciences Research Council who described the treatment of Israel towards Palestine as apartheid behaviour.


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