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November 2020

Harry Saner was awarded WITS Sportsman of the Year 2020, eclipsing all other sporting code's nominees - rugby, soccer, cricket, netball, hockey etc. His achievements in the African Championships with a Bronze medal, ensured that he was selected on great merit by the WITS panel. 

In 2021 and in 2022 he received Full Blues for further achievements, putting WITS Fencing firmly on the map of sports to join at WITS.

As Club Captain, Harry has guided the WITS fencers into a well-knit group of enthusiasts.


Ayanda Tuku, who was Runner Up WITS Sportsman of the Year in 2020, has now completed his degree but has injured the cruciate ligaments of his knee, slowing his fencing aspirations a lot! He became Wits Club Captain when Harry stepped aside to focus on his Engineering degree.

Marguerite Langton - 6th medal at Veteran's World Fencing Championships

December 2014

Fencing in Road to Rio Magazine


Continental silver medallist and South African champion fencer Juliana Barrett (right) had a successful London International Open. Based in the United States but studying for three months in London at the time of competition, Barrett came through the ranks to end with a silver medal in the women's epee division (titled the Milner-Barry Cup). She made no bones about the fact that she was competition rusty. 'The first round was horrible for me. I was out of practice as I was still adjusting to my new home and schooling in London; I found my mind telling my body stuff it couldn't do. 'In the final, my out-of-practice body finally caught up with me and I could barely hold my epee up, which was a bit embarrassing. But second place is nothing to be ashamed of and until that bout, I felt amazing.' 

MAY 2013

Fencing in Road to Rio Magazine


The upcoming African Fencing Championship was featured in the latest edition of Sascoc’s Road to Rio magazine.


Click here to read the article (it does not seem to like Internet Explorer, rather use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox to open the link).



Marguerite Langton - 6th medal at Veteran's World Fencing Championships


Congratulations to Marguerite Langton

October 2020

WITS Sports Awards 2020

Harry Saner is the Wits Fencing Club's Vice-Captain, and won the WITS Annual Sports Award for Sportsman of the Year.

won her sixth medal at the Veteran's World Championships.


Marguerite first won the title in 2006. In 2007 she won the silver medal, but was back on top in 2008 and 2009. She won bronze in 2010 as well.

Marguerite trains at Tyshler Fencing School in Gauteng. She was assisted once again by Olympic sabre fencer Adele du Plooy.


JULY 2011

SA Fencers win Medals at African Championships


The South African Senior fencing team won several medals at the African Fencing Championships in Cairo, Egypt.


The medals are:


* Men's Epee: Bronze
* Men's Foil: Bronze
* Women's Epee: Silver
* Women's Sabre: Bronze


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Jay wins sportsman of the year award


Jarryd New was awarded the prestigious Cape Peninsular University of Technology (CPUT) ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award. Jay is studying Industrial Design at CPUT, and the long hours and the hard work required to sustain his studies while training, competing locally and traveling to national and international competitions, have paid off.
All in all, it has been a very exciting year, but the greatest honour was receiving the Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s ‘Sportsman of the Year’ award for 2009. The award was made at a glittering dinner, sponsored by Nedbank, at the Cape Sun Hotel. Jay was competing in Turkey at the time of the awards, and his parents received the award on his behalf. Jay only received the good news on returning to Cape Town a few days later.
Along with the trophy and prize money, Jay was awarded a bursary for his studies in 2010.
He would like to thank CPUT Sports Department and Nedbank for their encouragement and support, and his coach, Dr Misha Galhoukin, for many years of training and sound advice.




Marguerite Langton - 3 times World Veteran's Women's Sabre Champion


Congratulations to Marguerite Langton who just successfully defended her World's Veteran's Women's Sabre title at the Veteran's World Championships in Moscow. Marguerite first won the title in 2006.


In 2007 she won the silver medal, but was back on top in 2008 and now in 2009.

Marguerite trains at Tyshler Fencing School in Gauteng. She was assisted in Moscow by Olympic sabre fencer Adele du Plooy.



JUNE 2009

Sello wins his first National Gold


Sello Maduma, Olympic Epee Fencer, who hails from Mamelodi in Gauteng won his first Senior Men's Epee title at this years Senior National Fencing Championships that took place in Cape Town.






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To view the results of Our junior Fencers in the News following Junior National Fencing Championships in Pretoria in October 2014, click on the links below:

The Herald

– Testing their metal

The Herald

– Girls cut to cut a dash

Die Burger

– Silwer in skerm vir flink Isabella (Silver in fencing for swift Isabella)


 – Limpopo se skermspan maak hulle swaardmerk

 (Limpopo’s fencing team makes their mark)


Pretoria News – Fencers in contest for tickets to Olympics.

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