Sibusiso Mjikeliso | South Africa loves a shiny medal, but loath to properly fund sports

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South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett medal at the Commonwealth Games
South Africa's Tatjana Schoenmaker and Kaylene Corbett medal at the Commonwealth Games
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The chorus is loud at the moment of SA's Commonwealth Games achievements, but silence will greet athletes soon when they have to fund themselves for their training and participation until the next hype train gets moving again, writes Sibusiso Mjikeliso.

All aboard the Commonwealth Games bandwagon, but allow the dignitaries to climb on first!

Our athletes have done us proud in Birmingham - much like Banyana Banyana on the African continent last month - and there's no better time than now to raise the sore point of adequately funding sports in this country.

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