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Team South Africa shines at IAAF World Athletics Championships

South African athletes have made the country proud at the 2017 International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships, held in London in August...

South African school wins top prize at world book quiz

Four students from St John's Preparatory School in Johannesburg have won first place at the World Literary Competition, an international youth event that promotes...

Young South African dancer shares his road to success

17 June 2016 A hip hop dance choreographer from Port Elizabeth says his mother encouraging him to start his own crew helped him overcome his...

Van der Burgh wins more gold for South Africa

Superfast swimmer Cameron van der Burgh and his teammates are making South Africa proud at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup. They have bagged several gold and silver medals, with Van der Burgh winning gold twice in two days. He is also top of the overall rankings.

South African chardonnay judged best in world

Groot Constantia's 2013 Chardonnay beat more than 800 other entrants from around the world to be judged the best overall chardonnay at the 22nd annual Chardonnay du Monde competition held recently in France.

South Africa’s Chad le Clos is world’s best

In the week he was crowned as the world's best swimmer for 2014, South Africa's Olympic champion Chad le Clos set a new world record in the 100m butterfly - and won gold in the 200m freestyle - at the World Short-Course Swimming Championships in Doha.

Striker Portia Modise is South Africa’s Sports Star of the Year

The nation's sporting royalty came out to celebrate excellence at the Sport Ministry's annual SA Sports Awards, with Banyana Banyana striker Portia Modise claiming the crown as Sports Star of the Year. She is the first African football player to score 100 goals in international competition.

Mulaudzi was a South African hero for our times

At just 34, one of the country's best runners died in a car crash on his way to an athletics meeting. A shy guy off the track, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was aggressive and competitive when he was running, a mental toughness that brought him medals aplenty. He had turned his talents to coaching young rural athletes before his death.

Mulaudzi was a South African hero for our times

At just 34, one of the country's best runners died in a car crash on his way to an athletics meeting. A shy guy off the track, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was aggressive and competitive when he was running, a mental toughness that brought him medals aplenty. He had turned his talents to coaching young rural athletes before his death.

South Africa’s track cyclists shine in Asia

South Africa's track cyclists have been on song in Asia, putting together an impressive collection of medals from the first two events of the South East Asia Grand Prix Series in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.