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FISU Championship Beach Volleyball player aims to grow the sport at home

For South African university beach volleyball player Lukholo Jooste, each serve, spike, and smash on the sand is a reminder of a lifelong journey, filled with continual sacrifice and struggles, but...

Recent FISU Championship Golf a breath of fresh air for student golfer

South African golfer Crystal Beukes described the recent 2022 FISU World University Championship Golf as a ’breath of fresh air’ following her participation at the global event held in Torino,...

Former FISU Games athletes part of winning Womens African Cup of Nations side

Saturday, 23 July will be a date etched into the history books for the South African women’s national football team, fondly known as Banyana Banyana, who were crowned champions of Africa for the...

Youth Olympics champion targets FISU World University Games gold

South African sprinter, and 100m Youth Olympics champion, Luke Davids has set his sights on the top step of the podium at this summer’s Chengdu 2021 World University Games. The...

SA chess champ eyes 2021 World Olympiad in Russia

Nelson Mandela University student Charlize van Zyl, is gearing up for next year’s World Chess Olympiad and hopes to make her country proud by doing so. USSA spoke to the 21-year-old about her chess...

USSA represented in South Africa’s Top 100 Shining Stars list

South Africa’s Top 100 Shining Stars were recently named and two of USSA’s very own featured in the Sports and Recreation Category namely Shonisani Masutha and Kesa Molotsane.The quality of a...

Napoli 2019 summer football star signs deal with Spanish club

Napoli 2019 Summer Universiade participant Amanda Mthandi put pen to paper last month with her first international professional contract with Club Deportivo Badajoz Femenino in Spain.Mthandi joins...

Major coaching scoop for up-and-coming South African University

“Mr Treu’s appointment reinforces our strategy towards promotion of balance between academic and sport.”There was undeniable excitement and delight for sport-deprived University of the Western...

The future of eSport in South African universities

Seventeen South African universities have recently joined the eSports community, as University Sports South Africa (USSA) celebrates the first year of the sporting code’s official inclusion in the...

USSA countdown one year to go to Chengdu 2021

Today marks one year to go for the next edition of the FISU World University Games (WUG) in Chengdu, China. USSA have joined FISU in the countdown to the games, with much anticipation and...

South African football queen who is also book-smart

Three-time World University Games participant Kholosa Biyana has made enormous strides in her career so far, including having gone to a FIFA Women’s World Cup. However, it is her continued...

A ray of sunshine in the eye of the storm

“It doesn’t matter where you come from, or your background or how poor you are – as long as you have the will and the opportunity, then anything is possible.”If Refiloe Jane’s immediate...

FISU Welcomes Revised Dates for Tokyo 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – FISU today welcomed the announcement of revised dates for Tokyo 2020 and the prospect of an exceptional summer of Olympic sport in 2021. FISU will maintain the planned...

Universiade gold medalist clocks world-leading 100m

Former Universiade 100m gold medalist turned Olympic hopeful Akani Simbine opened his season with a world-leading 9.91 seconds in the event at the Athletics Gauteng North Championships in Pretoria,...

SA Women’s Softball prepare for battle in Botswana

South Africa’s senior national softball team has travelled to Botswana to play two international friendlies against the Botswana national team as well as Chunyo University (Japan). The games are...

Whitebooi’s Judo Olympic Dreams

South Africa’s Michaela Whitebooi, a student representative for the USSA judo board has competed as judoka at the USSA Championships, winning gold at the Senior Africa Championship in April 2019...

Universiade athlete becomes first South African female pro rugby player

Springboks women’s captain and former Napoli Universiade participant, Babalwa Latsha recently made history when she became the first female South African rugby player to turn professional.Latsha...

VUT FC sends Golden Arrows FC crashing out of the Nedbank Cup

Soweto - Dobsonville Stadium, Saturday, 8 February 2020, is a day that has been etched in the annals of South African football history. A forth tier South African Breweries (SAB) Regional League...

Universiade champ hopeful for Tokyo 2020

South African swimmer and Napoli 2019 double gold medalist Tatjana Schoenmaker is gearing up for an important year in her swimming career, as she prepares for the Tokyo Olympic Games later this...

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...

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...

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....

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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