Meet the South Africans who hope to go to Mars

Divashen Govender, Kobus Vermeulen, Edwin le Grange, Adriana Marais and Alexandra Doyle have made it on to the shortlist of 100 candidates being considered for the Mars One space programme.

South African paddlers shine in Europe

South African paddlers shone in Europe on the weekend, with sprint star Bridgitte Hartley taking bronze at the World Championships in Moscow, and the country's river racers grabbing two podium places, including a win, at the legendary Sella Descent in Spain.

Volvo Golf Champions ready to tee off

The European Tour resumes after a break of almost a month with the prestigious Volvo Golf Champions, which will be hosted for the second successive year by the Durban Country Club, from 9 to 12 January.

Denmark’s Madsen wins South African Open

Denmark's Morten Orum Madsen claimed his first European Tour title when he captured the Sunshine Tour co-sanctioned South African Open at the Glendower Golf Club in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Cape Town property pulls foreigners

Foreign buying activity in Cape Town's most sought-after suburbs has picked up markedly since the start of the year, predominantly on the back of the weak rand, according to property agency Seeff.

Gallery: South Africa’s birdlife

South Africa is one of the world’s top birding destinations, with enthusiasts from around the globe travelling to feast their eyes on some of the 850+ species to be seen.
South African landscapes

Lions happy to be back home.

Five lions escaped appalling living conditions in Europe to retire to South Africa. They arrived in December. Three months later, Times LIVE decided to visit the lions in the Free State to see how their conditions have improved.

2010 tickets: fourth sale kicks off

The fourth ticket sales phase for the 2010 Fifa World Cup - one of the last chances for fans to attend the first football World Cup on African soil - kicks off on Tuesday, 9 February at 12.00 Central European Time.

Hansen captures Joburg Open

Anders Hansen of Denmark birdied the final hole to finish at 15-under-par 269 and walk away with the R2.25-million winner's cheque at the third Joburg Open played at the Royal Johannesburg and Kensington Golf Club on Sunday.

Mystery of the “Taung Child” solved

The world's oldest murder mystery has been solved: Professor Lee Berger of Wits University's palaeoanthropology unit has revealed that the 2-million-year-old Taung child was killed by an eagle, not a big cat.