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Thursday, April 14, 2005

The slipping state of our journalism
Forgive me for this rant, but I am incessantly appalled by the state of writing in South African newspapers. Here is a case in point. This is an entire article taken from the IOL site:

SA lose first Test against Argentina

April 14 2005 at 03:47PM

Buenos Aires - South Africa lost their opening Test against Argentina 5-2 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Wednesday night.

The Spar Women's National Team, ranked 12th in the world, took the lead in the 16th minute through vice-captain Marsha Marescia before FIH Women's Player of the Year Luciana Aymar equalised in the
21st minute.

But South Africa hit back through Candice Forward to take a 2-1 lead into half-time.

Argentina equalised again five minutes after the interval through captain Magdalena Aicega and then took the lead through Carla Rebecchi in the 53rd minute and Aicega in the 55th minute.

The skipper ended a brilliant performance with a hat-trick one minute before fulltime. - Sapa

Anyone want to guess what sport it is?