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PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA WELCOMES ARREST OF UYINENE MRWETYANA AND LEIGHANDRE JEGELS’ MURDERERS

President Cyril Ramaphosa has commended the country’s law enforcement authorities for their action which led to the arrests of two suspects linked to the...

Celebrating SA Boxing excellence

Brand South Africa was proud to be part of recognising and honouring sportswomen and men at the annual SA Boxing awards alongside SA Boxing,...

South African Women in Sport Punching Above Their Weight

Bronze, silver or gold: South African female sporting heroes have long carried the pride of the country on their shoulders and in their hearts.But...

South African Women in Sport Punching Above Their Weight

Bronze, silver or gold: South African female sporting heroes have long carried the pride of the country on their shoulders and in their hearts.But...

King Kong swings back on to South African stages

The massively successful King Kong musical is back on South African stages. More than half a century ago, it helped to launch the careers...

Remembering Muhammad Ali in Africa

American boxing legend Muhammad Ali had a deep connection with Africa: the continent's fighting spirit influenced his own articulate political and spiritual philosophy. Ali...

Boxing offers a way out of a life of crime

Thembani---thumbThembani "Terror" Gqeku set up his African Youth Boxing Club in Khayelitsha when he saw two youngsters trying to stab each other. He uses boxing to teach the township youth that there is another way of life that does not involve crime, violence and drugs.

Mandela’s peers reflect on his legacy

"He had a wonderful sense of humour. There would always be laughter with him." Naledi Pandor encourages people to have a sense of lightness when remembering Nelson Mandela, a year after his death, "because that is what he would want". She was among many reflecting on his memory.

Optimism for SA boxers ahead of Glasgow 2014

Boxing South Africa president Andile Mofu is quietly confident ahead of the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland, after South African boxers picked up 11 medals at the African Zone Four Championships in Tshwane in April.

20 years, 20 South African sporting highlights

From that famous, nation-uniting triumph in the 1995 Rugby World Cup through to Ernst van Dyk's historic 10th victory in the 2014 Boston Marathon, the last two decades have seen numerous sporting successes for the democratic South Africa. Brad Morgan picks out 20 of the highlights.