Minister Mbalula has been inundated with media reports raising questions on the legitimacy of the incentives given to athletes by the Department of Sport and Recreation.
Viljoen took her fight for the money to social media when still hadn’t received it months after winning the silver medal in the women’s javelin at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio.
Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on South Africans to vote for Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk,who have both been nominated for International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) World Athlete of the Year Awards.
The Twittersphere went into overdrive after Wayde was given a brand new Audi R8 upon his arrival at OR Tambo International Airport after the 2016 Olympic Games.
Always at the forefront of global sporting events, Carol Tshabalala reminds us why she is the undisputed ‘First Lady of Sports’.
The South African won the third semi-final in a time of 1:58.15, which was the fastest of the three races.
Viljoen took an early lead with an opening and best throw of 64,92 metres.
Second at the halfway mark of the event’s closing semi-final, le Clos maintained the position to finish with a time of 51.43. Singapore’s Joseph Schooling won, while Li Zhuhao of China came third.
Despite the match ending in stalemate, this was a one-sided affair as Iraq dominated proceedings either side of the half-time break.
Thursday is a day of semi-finals for South African rowers, with four teams competing for a chance to add a third Olympic medal to the country’s tally at Rio 2016.