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South Africa welcomes back Olympic heroes

24 August 2016 Today we welcome home Team RSA . They showed what it means to #teamSArise @MorningLiveSABC @SPORTATSABC — Vaylen Kirtley (@VaylenKirtley) August 23, 2016 Hundreds of...

Start of National Sports Week in South Africa

South Africa's National Sports Week starts today and runs till 22 November. Sport plays a key role in building national unity and pride, and boosting social development. There will be various sporting events and the department will also hand out sporting equipment to clubs and schools.

South Africans urged to take a walk

October is the month to start being active, is the message from many government leaders. South Africans are encouraged to get on their feet through several initiatives, such as National Recreation Day and Transport Month activities, to play their part.

Indigenous Games Festival promotes unity in South Africa

Young and old alike got the opportunity to learn and play historical indigenous games for the national 10th annual Indigenous Games Festival, held this week. This festival promotes social cohesion and preserves heritage. Participants also have fun the old school way.

Climbers to take on Kilimanjaro for Mandela Day

trek4mandela_richard_mabaso_thumbnailWell-wishers sent off 27 climbers who plan to summit Mount Kilimanjaro with Trek4Mandela, a Mandela Day initiative set up to help young women in rural South Africa. It is the fourth year of the campaign.

South Africa’s Modise hailed for top career

Portia Modise should be celebrated. She was the first African footballer to score more than 100 goals in international competition. She has announced her retirement from playing to take up coaching after a career in which she was the country's top goal scorer, male and female.

Sport is fighting against xenophobia

Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, has lauded the sports bodies taking a stance against the xenophobic attacks and says that sport, yet again, is playing a role in uniting people in our country.

Team SA prepares to shine at Commonwealth Games

Athletes from Commonwealth countries are gearing up to show their mettle at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland. Team South Africa, its young stars from the Department of Sports and Recreation's youth development initiative, will get its chance to shine after the Games's opening ceremony on 23 July.

Durban’s 2022 Games bid highlighted in Glasgow

South African delegates, led by Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula, made an impassioned plea for Durban to be named host of the 2022 Games at the Commonwealth Games Federation's general assembly in Glasgow on Monday.