South African Baseball mourns the passing of Edwin Bennett

South African Baseball mourns the passing of Edwin Bennett
17/06/2020
Bennett was a pastor at the House of 'Isa Ministries and had been an anti-apartheid activist and with the South African Baseball Union since 1992.


WBSC runs Baseball5 webinars for development in Africa

WBSC runs Baseball5 webinars for development in Africa
29/05/2020
Four online courses brought together officials and coaches from Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zambia.


Federation Focus: Zambia Baseball Softball Association spreading game with Baseball5 and int'l support

Federation Focus: Zambia Baseball Softball Association spreading game with Baseball5 and int'l support
30/04/2020
Softball was introduced to the country in the early 1970s by foreign workers in the Copper Belt Province. Baseball came in the 1980s thanks to Cuban medical doctors. Activity had almost ceased in the country before WBSC introduced Baseball5 in early 2019.


Zambia taking steps to introduce Baseball5 across nation's schools

Zambia taking steps to introduce Baseball5 across nation's schools
30/04/2020
Baseball5 is quickly catching on in Zambia and has the potential to help baseball and softball grow into one of the world's major global sports.


Baseball5 World Cup: Africa embracing Baseball5 opportunity

Baseball5 World Cup: Africa embracing Baseball5 opportunity
16/04/2020
The Baseball5 World Cup, due to be held in Mexico at the end of the year, is an important step to the Youth Olympics Dakar 2022, where Baseball5 is included for the first time.


Baseball5 World Cup: WBSC discusses qualification process with Africa

Baseball5 World Cup: WBSC discusses qualification process with Africa
09/04/2020
Baseball5 is the urban version of baseball/softball. The fast-pace, low-cost and accessibility of the discipline is its greatest strength.


Africa: Baseball, softball set to expand in Tanzania

Africa: Baseball, softball set to expand in Tanzania
03/03/2020
It's the sixth country to join a programme built by the WBSC Development Commission and the African Baseball and Softball Association (ABSA) as a result of the WBSC African Baseball Summit 2017 in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Federation Focus: Baseball5 gives new impetus to development in Tunisia

Federation Focus: Baseball5 gives new impetus to development in Tunisia
28/02/2020
Tunisia was the first Arabic country to play baseball and lived its golden age in the 1980s but suffered a crisis in the early 1990s. Thanks to the introduction of Baseball5, the federation is now making a comeback.


Africa's diamond in the sporting rough

Africa's diamond in the sporting rough
24/02/2020
A joint initiative of the WBSC Development Commission and the African Baseball and Softball Association, the African Development Program is lifting the profile and professionalism of baseball and softball in Africa. Mashilo Matsetela, the Continental Vice President of Softball in Africa, and President of Softball South Africa discussed the ADP at the U-18 Men's Softball World Cup.


Media set to boost Baseball5 exposure in Tunisia following workshop led by FTBS

Media set to boost Baseball5 exposure in Tunisia following workshop led by FTBS
14/02/2020
A total of 12 journalists participated in a course held by WBSC Continental Instructor Chedli Mokrani. Saber Jlajla, the President of the Tunisia Baseball and Softball Federation commented: "They can be of great support to our strategy and maximize the visibility of the new sport"