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Tuks Crowned World Champions at 2019 Red Bull Campus Cricket World Finals  

Dubai - United Arab Emirates, Sunday November 3, 2019. South Africa are the new Red Bull Campus Cricket World Champions. While South Africa stunned the world in an epic win against England in the...

How USSA celebrated its 25th anniversary

Not only did our beloved South Africa celebrate 25 years of democracy, University Sport South Africa (USSA) joined in with the festivities as it also commemorated 25 years of excellence in university...

USSA Award Nominees 2017-2019

University Sport South Africa (USSA) has had a year filled with triumph after coming away with 18 medals at the Summer Universiade among many other successful USSA Championships. As the year comes to...

Banyana Vice-Captain signs with AC Milan

Milan - Italy. Refiloe Jane, Banyana Banyana Vice-Captain as well as Vaal University of Technology (VUT) and Tshwane University of technology (TUT) Alumnus, has on 6 September 2019, signed a one-year...

USSAWomenUP Campaign - Carole Adam

Sport has been in Carole Adam’s (USSA Aquatics Chairperson) blood since she was a young girl. ‘’I couldn’t wait to get to school because I knew I was going to be involved in some kind of...

USSAWomenUP Campaign - Takalani Mfamadi

Takalani Mfamadi (USSA Basketball General Secretary) fell in love with sport at a very young age. It was at that time that she realised that she was quite good at every sport she took part in. It was...

USSAWomenUP Campaign - Onalenna Tsae

Onalenna Tsae’s (USSA Boxing General Secretary) involvement in sport started when she was young. She’s taken part in sport all her life until the time she started coaching, which she regards as...

USSAWomenUP Campaign - Nicolene Marais

Nicolene Marais has been active in all kinds of sports since she was a young girl.’’ If it wasn’t for triathlon and duathlon, I wouldn’t have discovered my love for cycling. Since then,...

USSAWomenUp Campaign - Nosipho Khumalo

Nosipho Khumalo (USSA Table Tennis General Secretary), a former footballer, who’s career got put to an early end due to a lack of opportunities, came into the industry in order to bring about...

USSAWomenUp Campaign - Melissa Awu

Melissa Awu (USSA Chess General Secretary) comes from a family that has always been involved in sport. For her, it was only natural to want to spend the rest of her life in sport and studying towards...

USSAWomenUp Campaign - Andiswa Zwelibanzi

Andiswa Zwelibanzi (USSA Canoeing Chairperson) came into the sports industry through an opportunity to work for a local government sport and recreation programme in her high school years. She fell in...

USSAWomenUP Campaign - Ilze Wicksell

IIze Wicksell’s (USSA Judo General Secretary) involvement in the sports industry came about through her being a former national athlete and always having had a passion for sport. She believes that...

USSAWomenUP Campaign - Chrisna Jordaan

Chrisna Jordaan (USSA Gymnastics Chairperson) has always been in sport; playing and participating in different sport types and also on the different levels and positions in sport. ’’My mother...

gsport Finalist Blaauw Humbled by Award Nomination

gsport 2019 Woman in Social Media Finalist Brittany Blaauw was both equally thrilled and surprised by her inclusion in this year’s awards. The 26-year-old who was born and bred in Port Elizabeth,...

Napoli 2019 medalist Van Wyk a prospect for the future of South African sprints

Chederick van Wyk bagged two silver medals in the 100m and 200m respectively at the 30th Summer Universiade in Napoli, Italy proving that he is a force to be reckoned with on the global stage.The...

A bronze medal on a debut Universiade

O.R. Tambo Airport, Kempton Park – The Ceres, Western Cape, born Adriaan Wildschutt won a bronze medal in the men’s 10 000 metres final in a time of 29:36.39, at the Napoli2019 Universiade. The...

USSA President speaks on Napoli2019 Universiade

O.R. Tambo Airport, Kempton Park - On being asked how she felt regarding the winning of eighteen medals as opposed to the targeted eight, Ilhaam Groenewald said, ‘’we are extremely proud of our...

18 medals won - TeamSA rewrites African history at World Student Games

NAPOLI – The curtain has finally fallen on a spectacular 30th edition of the FISU Summer Universiade in Napoli, Italy, in what will go down as an especially-memorable competition for the African...

SA Students claim silver at Summer Universiade in Italy

NAPLES, ITALY - The SA Students Men’s Rugby Sevens team bagged the silver medal at the 2019 Summer Universiade in Napoli, Italy on Sunday after Japan edged the South Africans by 15-12 in the...

SA’s Zane Waddell wins gold at world varsity swimming champs in Italy

NAPLES – Zane Waddell won South Africa’s third gold medal on Sunday night at the 30th Summer Universiade at the Scandone Swimming Pool in Napoli, Italy.After winning both the heats and the...

Schoenmaker sets new African swimming record at World Student Games

NAPLES – SA swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker set a new African and South African record on her way to victory in the 100m women’s breaststroke at the World Student Games in Napoli, Italy, on...

First gold medal for SA at 2019 Student Games

NAPOLI, ITALY – Team South Africa has claimed gold at the Games in what was a scintillating swimming performance by Taylor Lovemore, who won gold in the women’s 50m butterfly, in her debut...

Korea sends Team SA back to the drawing board

CASERTA, ITALY – The South Africa women’s football team destabilised after going down 8-0 against a highly organised DPR of Korea on Thursday night at Stadio Alberto Pinto in Caserta, Italy....

SA students sevens teams have international honours in their sights

The South African Students sevens men’s and women’s teams are aiming for a strong start and an even stronger finish at the 30th Summer Universiade Games in Naples, Italy from 5-7 July.The South...

Artistic, musical Opening Ceremony signals start of 30th Summer Universiade

NAPOLI, 4 July - The much awaited 30th edition of the Summer Universiade is off to a start! Sergio Mattarella, the President of Italy, declared the games open during an opening ceremony that was a...

Team SA kicks off 2019 World Student Games campaign

BENEVENTO, ITALY – The South African men’s football team kick-started their 30th Summer Universiade campaign when they faced France in a Group C preliminary encounter on Tuesday evening. The...

Press Statement by the USSA President Mrs. Ilhaam Groenewald

Programme Director, Ms Dlamini NLC Commissioner: Madam Mampane, COO Mr Phil Letwaba other Senior Management and other colleagues present. Members Mr Ncula Chairperson of the Distribution Agency...

USSA announces World Student Games Squad

PRETORIA - A press conference to announce the 30th Summer Universiade South African student’s Team was held earlier today, 30 May 2019, at the National Lotteries Commission (NLC) in Pretoria....

VUT Judo Star Wins Gold in the USA

Antony M’bepa, featured on the 5 April 2019 article, has begun his journey to global dominance in impressive style by winning gold at the Central CT Judo Open tournament in Connecticut New...

Gold at Africa Judo Championships

USSA (University Sport South Africa) would like to congratulate one of its students, Michaela Whitebooi, for winning gold at the Africa Judo Championships in Cape Town. The championships are a...

USSA comments on the CAS ruling between Ms Semenya and the IAAF

University Sport South Africa (USSA) notes the judgement issued by the Court for Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on the matter between Ms. Caster Semenya and the IAAF. We are extremely disappointed...

Maties, UJ compete in Afro-Varsity 3x3 champs

Nairobi - Universities from across Africa competed in the third edition of the Africa University 3x3 Basketball Championship that took place from 27 - 28 April 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. South...

USSA 2019 AGM, a success

City of Tshwane - Delegates from the various member institutions converged to the City of Tshwane to attend a series of meetings hosted by the University of Sport South Africa (USSA) over the...

VUT Judoka en Route to Global Dominance

Antony M’bepa, the Congolese heavyweight judo machine is en route to global dominance. His martial arts journey began with karate at the age of 10 but lasted only 2 years due to the intense...

South Africa has one of its own in CUCSA

On the 9 March 2019 an unprecedented event took place where Mr. Jerry Laka became Secretary General of CUCSA (Confederation of University and Colleges Sports Association) after being elected at...

Presidents Voice

Let me take this opportunity to welcome our new student-athletes who have been successfully admitted to pursue their studies and goals at our various Member Universities (MUs). This is my first...

30th Summer Universiade

The 30th Summer Universiade (World University Games) is scheduled to take place between 3 July – 14 July 2019 in the city of Napoli, Italy. In October 2018 the University Sport South Africa (USSA)...

2018 USSA B WEEK

MORNING MATCHES CLASSIFICATION MATCHES Rhodes won the toss and elected to Bat Rhodes 121/7 in 20 Overs (N Zimmerman 35, M Monyeki 2-25, D Thavhiwa 2-34) University of Limpopo 73 All Out in 20...

USSA RUGBY produces 4 quality players for the national team

PHOTO: Lindelwa Gwala, Lusanda Dumker, Snenhlanhla Shozi & Babalwa Latsha – Amsterdam Airport. University Sport South Africa (USSA) has produced four players for the national women’s team...

SA’s Rudolph selected for FISU Young Reporters Programme

The International University Sports Federation recently announced the six successful applicants of the 5th FISU Young Reporters Programme for the 29th Winter Universiade and South Africa’s Laykin...

Pienaar grabs silver at World UniSquash Champs

South Africa and University of Johannesburg’s (UJ)squash player, Alexa Pienaar grabbed silver at the World University Squash Championships in Birmingham, England where she produced one of the...

Maponyane’s love affair with sport

Kakata Maponyane is the Director for Sport and Recreation Administration at the University of Limpopo and held sport close to his heart for a countless number of years. He got involved in sport...

Schoenmaker wins SASOL Emerging Athlete Award

South African swimmer and University of Pretoria’s golden girl, Tatjana Schoenmaker won the SASOL Emerging Athlete of the Year Award during the Gsport4girls Awards at the Wanderers Club on Friday...

Years in the Game

Hanlie Murray has been a faithful servant in sports for ten years and her love for the sport continues to grow. Murray is the Secretary to the Director Sport and Recreation at Tshwane University...

Grow Student Football Guided by Vision 2022 of SAFA

The University Sport South Africa football (USSA football) workshop held on 11 August 2018 at the South African Football Association (SAFA) house was a resounding success. The main purpose of the...

Mel Awu – My Story on How to Succeed

Born into a sporting family, it was no surprise that around Grade nine, I was convinced that a career in sport was my future. Grand-Mother was a Ball-Room Champion, Aunt lifted trophies in Beauties...

Passing of former SAU Cricket President

The USSA Cricket family is saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Kotie Grové, the well-known cricket commentator who had a long and illustrious career at the Nelson Mandela University. Prof...

Passing of Bright Waniko

It is with the greatest amount of sadness to share with you all that Bright Godsplan Waniko has been called to his resting place. We extend our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Waniko...

Team South Africa ready to defend CUCSA title

With less than two weeks left until the start of the tournament, Team South Africa are geared up and ready to defend their title of CUCSA Games champions. After successfully competing in the...

Vol 4 USSA President Voice

The USSA Council Meeting took place on Saturday, 21st April 2018, preceded by a number of other meetings held on Friday, 20th April 2018 that include the NUSAs President’s Forum, Heads of Sport...

Future Cup Champions!

Our team successfully defended their title by beating South African Rural by 29 runs in the final on Sunday 8th April. Results as follows: 6 April Vs CSA Colts - won by 34 runs Vs...

Vol 3 USSA President Voice

We start this new quarter on a sad note on the passing of our Mother of the Nation, Mama Winnie Nomzamo Madikizela- Mandela, our thoughts, prayers and grieve is with the entire nation as we mourn...

Vol 2 USSA President Voice

Let me take this opportunity to welcome members to the second issue of the Presidential voice. So much has happened in the past month since my last communication to members. As the sports movement we...

UWC Footballer Thembi Kgatlana Turns Pro

UWC 2017 Sportswoman of the Year - and BanyanaBanyana footballer - Thembi Kgatlana is leaving South Africa to join US-based Houston Dash Football Club - but UWC will always be here for...

Welcome back message to members January 2018

On behalf of the National Executive Committee let me take this opportunity to welcome you all back for the new year. I hope and trust that you had a rested period over the festive season. We also...

Thembi scoops Caf Nomination

Pretoria - The South African senseational midfielder of Randfontein in Gauteng Ms. Thembi Kgatlana has been nominated for the CAF African Women of the Year. Ms. Kgatlana is a student at the...

USSA General Council Meeting

The USSA General Council meeting was hosted on the weekend of the 21 October 2017 at the Wits University Sports Conference Centre. The General Council meeting was attended by the USSA member...

Another NWU Soccer Institute alumnus signs professional contract

Orebotse Bobo Mongae, an alumnus of the North-West University (NWU) Soccer Institute, has recently secured a two-year professional contract with a Botswana Premier League (BPL) outfit, Jwaneng Galaxy...

Tuks are at the forefront of sporting excellence

2017 is the year that the University of Pretoria lifted the standard of university sport to a whole new level winning six of the Varsity Competitions and nine of the USSA Tournaments. To top it...

Kesa does it properly and reaps big reward

This is how middle distance runner Kesaoleboga Molotsane summed up her fairy-tale run that culminated into the Spar Grand Prix triumph at the weekend. Despite her second-place finish in the final...

Olympian rows her way into history

Rio Olympian Kirsten McCann rowed her way into history on Friday as she became the first SA woman to win World Championships gold. The blonde bullet from Pretoria’s High Performance Centre won...

USSA Cross Country

Kimberley - The two day USSA Cross Country event ended on a high note over the weekend. The Event was hosted by Sol Plaatjie University in Kimberley at the SA Defence Force Camp 2 Sports ground. A...

World Champions!

What was billed to be a mouth-watering clash between the two unbeaten teams of the tournament fizzled into a one-sided affair as South Africa seized the opportunity and totally outwitted the...

Passing away of Mr. Teboho Mofokeng

USSA Volleyball regrets to announce the passing away of Mr. Teboho “Bra Chief” Mofokeng the Vaal University of Technology Volleyball Head Coach. He was one of most eminent volleyball...

South African spin sinks Australia

Though not a nation traditionally known for its slow bowling options – at least not until the emergence of Imran Tahir – Northwest University, South Africa (NWU) had an off-spinner and a...

TUT captain signed by PSL club

Elliot Seema becomes the latest Varsity Football graduate to join a PSL club, after Polokwane City signed the defender. There is a saying that the wolf climbing the hill is hungrier than the wolf...

Palframan adds silver medal to Team SA tally

TAIPEI, TAIWAN –Women’s 400m Universiade defending champion, Justine Palframan registers the third medal for Team South Africa this evening with a seasonal best time finish. The...

First two silver medals for SA at Universiade

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Team South Africa registers a spot on the medal log after bagging two silver medals in swimming and athletics respectively. What has been a tough few days of competition,...

Team SA swims its way to the finals

TAIPEI - Tatjana Schoenmaker, student from the University of Pretoria, qualified for the 100m breaststroke final. Schoenmaker finished second in the 100m breaststroke semi- final at the 29th Summer...

Unpatriotic conduct of athlete at the Summer Universiade

University Sport South African notes the sudden departure of Mr. Pieter Jacobus Conradie, 400m Athlete who was part of the South African Students Team currently in competition at the 29th Summer...

29th Summer Universiade opens in Splendor

TAIPEI CITY – In its image as a city of vibrancy and cultural diversity, Taipei enthusiastically reached out with both arms to welcome young athletes from around the world. The 29th Summer...

USSA womens team outclasses Great Britain in opening match

The South African women’s university team kicked off their 29th Summer Universiade campaign with a blistering 3-1 victory over Great Britain in a Group D encounter at the Chang Gung University, in...

Serbia dominates SA water polo team

Team South Africa suffered a massive 13-1 defeat against the Serbians in in their first Pool C match which took place at the Hsinchu Country Natatoruin in Taipei, Taiwan on Friday afternoon, 18...

Team SA is welcomed to the athletes village in Taipei

The Head of the Athlete’s Village in Taipei welcomed delegations, including Team South Africa, to the village at the flag raising spectacle ahead of the official opening ceremony of the 29th...

Team South Africa lands in Taipei

The first group of the Team SA delegation landed safely in Chinese Taipei on Monday, 14 August 2017, after a lengthy connecting flight to the Summer Universiade. Kitted out in their official Team SA...

SUTaipei2017: Triple Threat from South African Flag-Bearer

CAPETOWN - Team South Africa’s flag-bearer Justine Palframan is counting on lucky number three ahead of this year’s Summer Universiade in Taipei. Not only has she been entered into three...

Ten-Medal Target for Team South Africa

CAPETOWN - Team South Africa has set themselves a target of 10 medals for the upcoming Summer Universiade in Taipei. The final 180-strong delegation set to represent the country at the 29th Summer...

USSA narrowly lose out on U21 SAB League crown

Team Gauteng out-shoot defending champions USSA to lift the U21 SAB League Champions’ trophy on Sunday afternoon, after they defeated USSA 4-1 on penalties. What an exhilarating end to the SAB...

Press Release by USSA Team

It gives University Sport South Africa (USSA) the greatest amount of pleasure to announce the University Team SA delegation, consisting of 10 sport codes and a total delegation of 180, that will...

South African Sprinter eyes Universiade Gold

WESTERN CAPE - South African male sprinters have made the top level of the podium their own over the past two Summer Universiades, and ahead of this year’s event in Taipei, rising star Tamzin...

Summer Universiade team managers workshop

With less than two months to go until the 29th Summer Universiade, the general delegation and team managers gathered on the 23rd and 24th of June 2017 in order to fine-tune pertinent issues to ensure...

70 Days to the Games

Taipei – Today marks exactly 70 days before the start of the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei. The FISU delegation has completed their final visit and testing of the accreditation system which is...

Condolences - Elvis Motiki

At USSA Football we wish to extend our deepest heart-felt condolences to TUT student community, management, players, coaches and the Motiki family during these sad times. Death has robbed us of a...

Farewell Ms. Lydia Hall

Cape Town- The USSA NEC has learned with sadness and shock on the passing of Ms. Lydia Hall who has been employed by the University of Cape Town for the past 31 years. Ms. Hall has been a servant of...

Bereavement - Mr Uvile Sticks Mgijima

The University of Fort Hare Sport Department regrets to inform every one of the sad passing of Mr Uvile Sticks Mgijima (201317070). He passed on in the early hours of Monday the 8th of May 2017. Mr...

USSA President host Chinese Delegation

Pretoria- The USSA President Mrs. Ilhaam Groenewald hosted the Vice President of the Federation of University Sport of China Dr. Xue in Pretoria on Sunday morning. Dr. Xue is part of a 500 member...

USSA Presidential Voice – April 2017

Dear USSA Family members It has been two weeks since our Annual General and Special General meetings with a newly elected National Executive Committee (NEC) in place. For the first time in the...

USSA Celebrate 23 years of existence

On 8 February 1994, the newly constituted Interim Committee of the SASSU (ICSASSU) chaired by Prof Gerwel met at the University of Johannesburg (the then Rand Afrikaans University). At the meeting...

Rowing Championships

Cape Town- The 2017 edition of the USSA Rowing Sprints championships ended on a high note. The famous Blues and Grudge Crews were selected which battled against each other. The crews are always the...

Softball Ladies Shine

The USSA Softball Ladies have achieved their desired results when they overcome Western Province 2-1 in the SA Softball National Championships on Saturday night (25 March 2017). The team has perfomed...

Aiming for the Top

Tshwane- The USSA Softball ladies have started the 2017 National Championships with an aim for medal position. The 2017 edition of the SA Softball Senior National Championships have started on the...

USSA Softball in quest for better results

Tshwane- The USSA Softball teams entered the third day in preparation for the SA National Championships. The USSA Team for both men and women are regarded as the tenth Province for all SA Softball...

TUT Rise as One in Rwanda

Rwanda - The Tshwane University of Technology (TUT) left the country on the 17 March 2017 to participate at the 3rd FASU Cross Country Championships in Kigali. The TUT team consisted of five males,...

Kesa Molotsana to lead Cross County pack

The Athletics South Africa announced its team on Wednesday 08 March 2017 that will participate at the Iaaf World Cross Country event scheduled in Uganda (Kampala) on the 26th March 2017. It was no...

The Blues and Grudge crews

The USSA-Rowing National Sprints Regatta is an annual event held at the beautiful Misverstand Dam, Western Cape. The regatta is hosted by the University of Cape Town, and racing is done over a...

Dumisani Chauke - a cut above the rest

University Sport South Africa welcomes the services of 30 year old optimistic Limpopo born Dumisani Chauke, as a newly elected Vice-Chairperson of USSA Netball.This makes the year 2017 to be even...

Home-grown athlete set to make even greater strides

TUT athlete, Collen Mulaudzi (26) says he is ready to make even greater strides in the sport fraternity. Mulaudzi has been training with SA 10 000m sensation Stephen Mokoka, who has inspired him to...

First meeting for Summer Universiade

Taipei- The first meeting scheduled by the 29th Summer Universiade Local Organising Committee (LOC) took place on the morning of the 21 February 2017. The LOC invited all Foreign Mission and Liaison...

The Seventh President

The USSA Management Committee held its last meeting for the year on Friday 9th February 2017, chaired by the outgoing President Professor Tyrone Pretorius who is also the Vice Chancellor and Rector...

USSA Football gather its thoughts.....

The USSA football Executive Committee held its first meeting for 2017 in Ekhuruleni in the East of Gauteng between the 9-10 February 2017. The purpose of the meeting was to consolidate all plans for...

Farewell Humble Soul

The year 2016 ended on a sad note for the entire University Sports Movement when we heard of the sudden passing of Mr. Roger Adams. The USSA 1st VP. Mrs. Groenewald described Mr. Adams as humble,...

World Cup, I am Ready...

The 1999 Nike U/15 Tournament in Milpark was actually not where it started for the Kwa-Thema Football star Ms. Gabisile China Hlumbane. She actually started her football in the dusty streets of...

International Day of University Sport

As part of the celebrations of the International Day of University Sport as proclaimed by UNESCO, USSA encouraged its member institutions to join FISU in celebrating this day by organising various...

Grip it and rip it

The USSA Golf has over the past years showed tremendous growth. The sport has grown from strength to strength with majority of our golfers at our institution participate at events organised by SA...

Between the lanes

With the tough task of dealing with wave drag, the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju was simply not the year for the USSA Aquatics Team. It has over the past years been evident that any year leading...

It’s Simply possible

The USSA Football Team has in the past year been one of those codes that remain the dark horses and ultimately proved that they are just Simply the best. The 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju the...

We Thank You

The USSA NEC on behalf of its members wishes to thank the below USSA Teams for their participation at various events that were both staged locally and Internationally in 2016. With such a great...

If the track can witness

The Chairperson of USSA Athletics after being re-elected to lead the student athletics body in September 2016 at the USSA Cross- Country event that was held at the University of Zulu land down in...

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