What happened in the SuperSport studios on Saturday was shocking, but it has sparked a far more important conversation in South Africa, writes Lloyd Burnard.
South African football is broken and is desperate for new, younger leadership, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The Proteas, in the middle of what has been called a “period of experimentation”, have been abysmal, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The uncertainty surrounding the future of Springbok coach Allister Coetzee is not helping anyone, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Allister Coetzee has set some new lows for South African rugby in terms of results, but that is not the only area in which he has failed, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Chiliboy Ralepelle's reported grievances with Sharks coach Robert du Preez are unfortunate but understandable, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Cosatu's threat to picket the Springboks v All Blacks game this weekend has merit, but their delivery is poor, writes Lloyd Burnard.
In the almost farcical land of league T20 cricket, Graeme Smith is worth more than Geoff Toyana, writes Lloyd Burnard.
What does the launch of the T20 Global League really mean for cricket in South Africa? Lloyd Burnard takes a closer look.
South Africa's flyhalf against France for three Tests in June has to be Elton Jantjies, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Football has turned into a disgusting product, and rugby must guard against going the same way, says Lloyd Burnard.
There was nothing wrong with the Wanderers wicket in the second T20I between the Proteas and Sri Lanka, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Kyle Abbott's decision to leave South Africa must be respected, but he should have come clean sooner, writes Lloyd Burnard.
AB de Villiers' return to the Proteas set-up may be more complicated than initially thought, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Several incidents - both on and off the field - in the first two Tests between the Proteas and Australia haven't been a good advertisement for cricket, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Virat Kohli should be celebrated, not criticised, for his remarkable efforts in South Africa, writes Lloyd Burnard.
It wasn't the result they had hoped for, but the Blitzboks remain South African rugby's most prized possession, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The Springboks were made to seem far better than they were by a seriously poor French side, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The future of South African cricket rests in the hands of administrators, not players, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The uncertainty surrounding the Springbok coaching staff is not doing anybody any favours, writes Lloyd Burnard.
You can't really fault them after the season they had, but the Lions falling short in Saturday's Super Rugby final hurts, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The Springbok squad for three Tests against France is exciting, but there are causes for concern, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Durban's failed attempt at hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022 is not South Africa's finest moment, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The Sri Lankan tour to South Africa is so one-sided that it is becoming difficult to watch, writes Lloyd Burnard.
AB de Villiers' inability to commit to the Proteas Test side probably means he should pack it all in, writes Lloyd Burnard.
A foreign coach would still be able to facilitate the continued transformation of the Springboks, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Trying to implement a South African coaching blueprint at Super Rugby level is trickier than it seems, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The altercation between David Warner and Quinton de Kock has prevented us from talking about the real stories of substance to come out of Kingsmead, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The fiasco surrounding the wicket at the Wanderers in the third Test cannot be repeated, writes Lloyd Burnard.
When Springbok coach Allister Coetzee pretends like everything is okay, he is insulting an intelligent South African rugby public, writes Lloyd Burnard.
It is almost impossible to see Allister Coetzee surviving as Springbok coach beyond 2017, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Whichever way you look at it, the postponement of the first ever T20 Global League is a calamitous stuff-up, says Lloyd Burnard.
Supporting Bafana Bafana is like watching a horror movie where nobody survives, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Referee Jaco Peyper should not be the centre of attention in Saturday's Super Rugby final at Ellis Park, writes Lloyd Burnard.
The brotherhood in this Blitzboks team is something that Springbok coach Allister Coetzee should take note of, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Allister Coetzee can have no excuses in 2017 as he looks to turn around the fortunes of the Springboks.
This past weekend saw four of sport's most influential characters locking horns, and it was great, says Lloyd Burnard.
Cricket South Africa's biggest challenge in 2017 is the successful launch of a brand new T20 product, writes Lloyd Burnard.
Allister Coetzee should be given another year to prove himself as Springbok coach, says Lloyd Burnard.
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