Mbalula satisfied with Bafana

2015-01-28 06:45

Bafana Bafana's departure from AFCON should not be an opportunity for sadness but one of reflection, Fikile Mbalula says.

'Bafana will come out alive'

2015-01-26 10:48

Fikile Mbalula has added his support to Bafana Bafana ahead of their must-win against Ghana despite the odds.

Mbalula: Let's get behind Bafana

2015-01-21 12:38

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has urged South Africans to support Bafana, no matter what, in their AFCON campaign.

Mbalula wishes Bafana well

2015-01-18 22:42

Sport minister Fikile Mbalula has wished Bafana Bafana well as they aim to win their first Africa Cup of Nations away from home.

Mbalula proud of Bafana

2015-01-07 18:30

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula says Bafana Bafana have matured after qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations.

Mbalula wishes Bafana well

2014-12-18 13:24

Minister of sport, Fikile Mbalula, has wished Bafana Bafana well after the announcement of their provisional AFCON squad.

Yeye chuffed with 50th cap award

2014-12-01 15:21

Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Reneilwe ‘Yeye’ Letsholonyane was happy to receive an award at the SA Sports Awards.

Mbalula: Just beat Nigeria

2014-11-19 16:00

Fikile Mbalula believes that Bafana Bafana are capable of causing an upset when they face Nigeria in their final AFCON qualifier.

Media attacks on Mbalula are misguided

2014-11-07 19:59

I don't think that minister Fikile Mblalula used the deaths of Tinus Linee and Senzo Meyiwa to score political points, writes Esethu Hasane.

Fans unite to bid farewell

2014-10-30 22:23

Hundreds of mourners converged at a joint memorial service for Senzo Meyiwa, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and Phindilie Mwelase.

Mbalula warns Meyiwa killers

2014-10-30 17:35

Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa's killers will be caught and brought to book, sport minister Fikile Mbalula has warned.


EFF leader Julius Malema and Minister of Sports and Recreation Fikile Mbalula locked horns in a bizarre altercation that took place entirely on Twitter. Watch.

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MPs reduced to name-calling, finger-pointing

2014-09-16 21:39

The debate over the motion against Speaker Baleka Mbete has been filled insults as MPs took personal jabs at each other during the sitting of Parliament.

Mbalula: Bafana 'no bunch of losers'

2014-09-11 11:35

Outspoken Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula, has taken to Twitter to congratulate Bafana Bafana.

Mbalula backs Nedbank initiative

2014-09-08 13:25

Sport and Recreation minister Fikile Mbalula gave credit to Nedbank following their introduction of the Ke Yona team.

Team SA to be honoured

2014-08-06 21:08

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula has called on all South Africans to don their national colours to support of Team SA.

Mbalula slapped down over Commonwealth bid announcement

2014-07-27 08:17

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula appears to have jumped the gun when he announced in Glasgow that Durban would bid to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Mbalula irked by Caster snub

2014-07-15 19:00

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula is disappointed that Caster Semenya is not part of the team competing in the Commonwealth Games.

Mbalula donates R100k to Linee

2014-06-20 09:29

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula has donated R100 000 to former Springbok centre Tinus Linee, who suffers from motor neuron disease.

Mbalula questions SA's pride

2014-06-01 11:17

Fikile Mbalula has bemoaned the unprofessionalism from several Bafana Bafana players ahead of their tour Down Under.

7 Top election tweets ahead of 7 May

2014-05-02 14:07

Wondered what the top tweets to or from politicians were this week? Here's a list of tweets that'll make you think, cry or burst out in complete laughter.

Police patrol Freedom Park ahead of Mthethwa visit

2014-04-30 14:05

Police have gathered near a taxi rank in Freedom Park near Rustenburg ahead of Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa's visit in the area.

Zuma to give Wonderkop a miss during rally

2014-04-29 12:57

ANC says President Jacob Zuma will not visit Wonderkop near Marikana in North West as planned, due to ongoing violence in the area.

Mbalula evacuated as rally turns violent

2014-04-27 21:00

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula was evacuated from an election rally at Freedom Park in North West when Amcu members turned violent, the SABC has reported.

Mbalula to meet with Union

2014-04-16 19:07

Solidarity will meet with sports minister Fikile Mbalula to discuss their objections to the department's plan for sporting quotas.


Mbalula: AFCON not the end but a journey

2015-01-26 14:32

Fikile Mbalula believes Bafana Bafana have gained a “wealth of experience” despite a tough time at AFCON 2015.

Mbalula: Rantie was brave

2015-01-21 14:14

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says criticism directed at Bafana striker Tokelo Rantie for his missed penalty is unwarranted.

Mbalula jets off to AFCON

2015-01-20 11:24

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula will travel to Equatorial Guinea to support Bafana Bafana in the group stages of the AFCON tournament.

SA have no regrets insist Mbalula

2015-01-09 08:45

Sports and Recreation Minster Fikile Mbalula insist South Africa does not regret not hosting the AFCON tournament.

Time for Bafana to show mettle

2015-01-07 14:18

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has implored Bafana Bafana to make South Africa proud at AFCON 2015.

Vavi tried to intervene in soapie actors’ spat, says Vundla

2014-12-01 17:00

Cosatu general-secretary Zwelinzima Vavi tried to intervene in a spat between actors and the founder of soap opera Generations, the Sunday Times reported.

Mbalula hails Shakes' tactics

2014-11-20 18:45

Fikile Mbalula believes Shakes Mashaba’s glory with Bafana Bafana was a result of his criteria for selecting his squad.

Mbalula weighs in on Mahlangu debate

2014-11-12 14:47

Fikile Mbalula has aired his views regarding May Mahlangu's withdrawal from the national squad.

Mbalula: Fulfill Senzo's wishes

2014-11-03 08:54

Fikile Mbalula has called on Bafana Bafana to make a successful bid for AFCON qualification in honour of Senzo Meyiwa.

Mbalula mourns Meyiwa loss

2014-10-30 20:01

Senzo Meyiwa's death is more painful because the country expected more from him, sport minister Fikile Mbalula has said.

Mbalula hails ‘concrete rose’

2014-10-28 05:00

Fikile Mbalula has paid homage to the late Bafana Bafana captain Senzo Meyiwa, who was shot dead in Johannesburg.

This time it’s twar as Mbalula, Malema fight it out

2014-10-01 11:23

EFF leader Julius Malema and Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who were once bosom political buds, had South Africans gasping as they carried out a lengthy tussle on Twitter.

Mbete motion defeated after opposition walkout

2014-09-16 19:30

After an insult-laden debate, opposition leaders walked out of Parliament leaving the ANC to easily defeat their vote of no confidence in Speaker Baleka Mbete.

Mbalula: Please beat Nigeria

2014-09-09 14:11

Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula says he has a burning desire to see Bafana Bafana beat Nigeria.

Transformation to gather pace

2014-09-03 18:33

Transformation in sport in South Africa has been inadequate and poorer than expected, sport minister Fikile Mbalula has said.

Mbalula fully behind Mashaba

2014-07-28 09:00

Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula is happy with SAFA's decision to appoint Shakes Mashaba as new Bafana Bafana coach.

Mbalula to invest in schools

2014-07-17 22:00

Sport and recreation minister Fikile Mbalula has pledged to spend a quarter of his department's budget on school sport development.

Mbalula: Quit being a "coffee-creamer" nation

2014-07-14 12:04

Fikile Mbalula is calling for an immediate end to the "quick-fix" mentality currently in place in South African soccer.

World Cup stadiums in the red

2014-06-04 05:00

There is no golden World Cup legacy for South Africa as the bill for the up-keep of soccer stadiums falls on cash-strapped municipalities.

Mbalula extends olive branch

2014-05-19 11:01

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has extended an olive branch to the national players after calling Bafana Bafana a "bunch of losers".

Mbalula sparks Twitter war

2014-04-30 15:26

Controversial Sports and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula is back in the news - and at the centre of a Twitter war of words.

SA sport racially divided: study

2014-04-29 22:00

SA sport remains divided by race, with the target of black-white equality in cricket and rugby still a long way off, a study has revealed.

Mthethwa: Criminality in North West not tolerated

2014-04-28 22:18

Wanton and senseless criminal activity in the North West would not be tolerated and the police should act swiftly to arrest criminals, Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has said.

Quotas will not be imposed

2014-04-23 18:46

A 60-40 quota favouring black players would not be imposed on anybody, sport minister Fikile Mbalula has confirmed.

Mbalula: Media a bunch of losers

2014-04-15 19:15

Fikile Mbalula lashed out at the media for criticising the government’s sport quota plan.

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