Fikile Mbalula

Rugby World Cup: South Africa rebound from Japan horror show with Samoa win

Rugby World Cup: South Africa rebound from Japan horror show with Samoa win

JP Pietersen`s hat-trick of tries helped under-pressure South Africa rebound from their shock defeat by Japan to notch up a resounding bonus-point 46-6 victory over Samoa on Saturday to get their World Cup campaign well and truly back on track.

Sep 26, 2015, 23:41 PM IST
Floyd Mayweather my friend, says South Africa's sports minister

Floyd Mayweather my friend, says South Africa's sports minister

South Africa's Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has defended his trip to watch the 'fight of the century', claiming that Floyd Mayweather was his friend and that people were jealous about this fact.

Jun 13, 2015, 12:16 PM IST
FIFA crisis: South Africa says $10 mn payment was 'above board'

FIFA crisis: South Africa says $10 mn payment was 'above board'

South Africa on Wednesday said the $10 million that US authorities allege was a bribe paid to host the 2010 World Cup was a fully-approved payment to support football among the "African diaspora" in the Caribbean.

Jun 03, 2015, 18:07 PM IST
South Africa says bribery claim `baseless`

South Africa says bribery claim `baseless`

South Africa has dismissed as "baseless" allegations made Wednesday in a US indictment that the country paid $10 million (nine million euros) in bribes to host the 2010 World Cup.

May 28, 2015, 03:50 AM IST
AB de Villiers considered withdrawing from World Cup semi-final over racial quotas

AB de Villiers considered withdrawing from World Cup semi-final over racial quotas

South Africa cricket team captain AB de Villiers had considered withdrawing from his side's semifinal tie against New Zealand in the World Cup over the issue of dropping a white player and replacing him with a black player in the squad to make the team's lineup more racially acceptable.

Mar 31, 2015, 18:25 PM IST
No choke this time: South Africa goes easy on cricket team

No choke this time: South Africa goes easy on cricket team

Led by unexpected praise from the nation's outspoken sports minister, South Africa went easy on its cricket team after another painful loss at the World Cup.

Mar 25, 2015, 16:37 PM IST
ICC World Cup: Don't return as losers, Sports minister warns South African team

ICC World Cup: Don't return as losers, Sports minister warns South African team

South African Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has warned its cricket team of failure in the forthcoming World Cup, forbidding them from becoming "a bunch of losers".

Feb 05, 2015, 17:58 PM IST
Ex-world 800m champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi dies in car crash: Jacob Zuma

Ex-world 800m champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi dies in car crash: Jacob Zuma

Former world 800-metre champion Mbulaeni Mulaudzi died Friday aged 34 in a car crash on his way to a Johannesburg athletics meeting, President Jacob Zuma said in a statement.

Oct 25, 2014, 21:02 PM IST

Jennings devastated after CSA removes him

South African Under-19 coach Ray Jennings is was devastated after Cricket South Africa (CSA) removed him as Under-19 coach, barely two months after he guided the team to the country`s first-ever win in? a World Cup tournament.

Apr 26, 2014, 22:55 PM IST

Ex-Proteas cricketers slam sports minister`s `obsession with quotas`

Two former South African cricket ers have slammed at sports minister Fikile Mbalula after he threatened to withdraw national teams from competing internationally if they do not agree to 60-40 quotas in sports favouring black players.

Apr 09, 2014, 22:04 PM IST

Massive opposition to `60-40` quotas in SA sports favouring black players

A South African civil rights body and trade union have said that they will oppose the implementation of 60-40 quotas in sports favouring black players.

Apr 09, 2014, 21:46 PM IST

No truth in "rumours" of Smith resigning as captain, clarifies CSA

Cricket South Africa and Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula both today dismissed widespread social media comments that Graeme Smith had threatened to resign if he was not made the Proteas captain for the ongoing Test series against India.

Dec 21, 2013, 22:51 PM IST

South African minister lauds CSA`s new `Black` quota policy

South African sports minister Fikile Mbalula has hailed Cricket South Africa (CSA) for adopting its new quota policy in a bid to accelerate the development of black African players.

Oct 13, 2013, 17:33 PM IST

Majola criticized for accusing Mbalula of functioning like apartheid-style minister

Suspended Cricket South Africa (CSA) CEO Gerald Majola has been criticized for accusing Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula of functioning like an apartheid-style minister.

Oct 12, 2012, 21:46 PM IST

Govt wants implementation of Nicholson report recommendations

The writing appears to be on the wall for embattled Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola after Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula on Friday called on the Board to act decisively in implementing all the recommendations of the Nicholson inquiry into the financial affairs of CSA.

Mar 16, 2012, 19:07 PM IST

South African cricket probe needs more time: Judge

The inquiry ordered by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula into the affairs of Cricket South Africa (CSA), including alleged irregular IPL bonus payments, is not likely to be ready "by Christmas", as had been requested by Mbalula.

Nov 14, 2011, 21:37 PM IST

Minister names judge to head South Africa probe

South Africa`s sports minister on Friday named judge Chris Nicholson to lead an investigation into a bonus scandal that has tainted the country`s national cricket body for more than a year.

Nov 04, 2011, 21:18 PM IST

S.African minister says threats will not stop inquiry

South Africa`s sports minister Fikile Mbalula said on Sunday he had received threatening phone calls telling him not to investigate bonus payments case.

Oct 16, 2011, 19:52 PM IST

SA sports minister still wants Olympics bid

South Africa`s sport minister said on Tuesday he still wants the country to bid for the 2020 Olympic Games despite a cabinet decision last month to instead spend money on services for the poor.

Jun 14, 2011, 21:54 PM IST

SA sports minister still wants Olympics bid

South Africa`s sport minister said on Tuesday he still wants the country to bid for the 2020 Olympic Games despite a cabinet decision last month to instead spend money on services for the poor.

Jun 14, 2011, 21:54 PM IST