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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...

10 Things to Know about Banyana Banyana

South Africa’s women football team, Banyana Banyana made history in Ghana last week when they qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup. After a...

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.

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.

Heads held high, Banyana exit Olympics

South Africa's women's football team, Banyana Banyana, departed the 2012 London Olympic Games on a high as they held Japan, the reigning world champions, to a goalless draw in their final match at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium on Tuesday.

Fighting Banyana lose Olympic opener

A second half wonder-goal from Portia Modise wasn't enough to stop South Africa's women's football team, Banyana Banyana, going down 4-1 to fourth-ranked Sweden in their opening match of the 2012 Olympic Games on Wednesday.

South African Olympic team announced

The first group of athletes who will be representing South Africa at the London Olympics next month was announced by South Africa's Olympic governing body Sascoc on Wednesday 6 June in Johannesburg.
Olympic countdown begins

Banyana draw with African champions

South Africa's national women's football team, Banyana Banyana, recorded a good 1-1 draw with continental powerhouse Nigeria in a friendly international played at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium in Phokeng, near Rustenburg on Sunday.

South African soccer in 2003

There was not too much to shout about for Bafana Bafana, South Africa's national soccer team, in 2003, but the women's side, affectionately called Banyana Banyana, can look back on a job well done. So too can the Tsetse Flies - the national under-12 team.