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Sporting stars honoured at the 2018 SA Sports Awards

This year’s SA Sports Awards took place in Bloemfontein on Sunday evening. The awards acknowledge local sporting heroes who have excelled in their respective...

Finding South Africa’s secret beaches

South Africa's 3 000 kilometres of coastline holds many treasures, unspoilt places hidden from mainstream tourists. Discover the space, privacy, soft sand and clear blue waves of the country's secret beaches.

South African endurance swimmer tackles Hawaii’s Valley of Bones for conservation

Record-breaking long-distance swimmer Sarah Ferguson, who has swum some of the country's fiercest ocean passages, has set her sights on the Ka'iwi channel between...

South African fans’ guide to Rio 2016 – WEEK 2 (13-21 August)

4 August 2016 The Summer Olympic Games begin on 5 August, with South African track star and official flag-bearer Wayde van Niekerk leading the South African...

South African fans’ guide to Rio 2016 – Week 1 (3-12 August)

2 August The Summer Olympic Games begin on 5 August, with South African track star and official flag-bearer Wayde van Niekerk leading the South African...

Naomi Ruele: Botswana’s Olympic medal swimming hopeful

15 July 2016 Meet Naomi Ruele, #Botswana’s first Olympic swimmer #TeamBotswana #Rio2016 ?? pic.twitter.com/33kwCaIH0B — Botswana (@Botswana) July 13, 2016 Botswana is going Olympics-mad over its new...

Finding South Africa’s next Olympic swimming champion in Kayamandi

12 July 2016 Welcome to the team @SongoFipaza #stoked2ride pic.twitter.com/51CUMlqKbo — SpecializedZA (@SpecializedZA) February 16, 2015 Kayamandi, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, might not have a swimming...

Finding South Africa’s next Olympic swimming champion in Kayamandi

12 July 2016 Welcome to the team @SongoFipaza #stoked2ride pic.twitter.com/51CUMlqKbo — SpecializedZA (@SpecializedZA) February 16, 2015 Kayamandi, on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, might not have a swimming...

Hippo takes a swim in South African pool

A hippo in South Africa's drought-hit Limpopo province decided to cool off in the swimming pool of a private nature reserve. Staff recorded a short video clip of the quirky incident before gently guiding the animal out of the pool using pool brushes and leaf catchers.

South African scientists depart on whale studying expedition

Scientists have shipped out to research and collect data on humpback whales off the west coast of South Africa. Research will include sampling the environment and tagging whales to better understand their behaviour. Small cameras will also be attached to some whales.