The Budget presents a dilemma to the unions. Mboweni himself grappled with the conflicting demands, writes Mpumelelo Mkhabela.
WP's World Cup Springboks remaining committed to the union is confirmation that at least for one SA Super Rugby franchise, there may be life after the World Cup.
Former Proteas all-rounder Rory Kleinveldt will act as interim assistant coach for Western Province in the 3-Day Provincial Cup.
Western Province hooker, Chad Solomon has joined the Southern Kings squad in Namibia for a single match loan.
The Free State Cheetahs have booked a home semi-final - and a possible home final - with a stunning come-from-behind win over Western Province.
The Free State Cheetahs have named their line-up to face Western Province in a Currie Cup encounter at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein this weekend.
Western Province could deploy Damian Willemse at flyhalf for the must-win Currie Cup clash with the Free State Cheetahs at Free State Stadium.
Damian Willemse will make his long-awaited return to action in Western Province's Currie Cup clash with Griquas in Kimberley on Friday night.
Western Province coach John Dobson says the team will be buoyed by the return of Siya Kolisi for Saturday's Currie Cup clash against the Pumas.
Springbok captain Siya Kolisi is nearing a return to full fitness and will almost certainly be a part of the squad that travels to Salta to take on Argentina on August 10.
The future of injury prone Western Province and Stormers flyhalf Jean-Luc du Plessis is once again in doubt.
The Springbok trio of Pieter-Steph du Toit, Herschel Jantjies and Dillyn Leyds walked away with the top accolades at the WPRFU awards.
Siya Kolisi has posted a heartfelt message to Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus, thanking him for believing in him.
The last four of the Currie Cup this year offers a notable change of scenery: neither of traditionally trophy-hogging WP or the Bulls present, writes Rob Houwing.
Western Province are set to lose three players to overseas clubs, namely utility back Damian Willemse, prop Carlu Sadie and flyhalf Josh Stander.
Western Province assistant coach Norman Laker has likened the Currie Cup clash with the Free State Cheetahs to a veritable quarter-final.
Griquas stunned Western Province in their Currie Cup encounter at Tafel Lager Park in Kimberley.
Western Province returned to winning ways with a comfortable bonus point victory against the Pumas on Friday.
Western Province coach John Dobson could not hide his disappointment after his side fell to a narrow defeat against the Golden Lions.
The Springbok debut of Hershel Jantjies was celebrated for his Western Province team-mates in a Durban hotel last weekend.
Western Province coach John Dobson hit out at his side for not respecting the blue and white jersey after the defeat to the Sharks.
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