Morne du Plessis: a true leader

Morne du Plessis: a true leader

Morne du Plessis was one of South Africa's greatest rugby players and leaders, and in both respects he followed in his father's footsteps. Du Plessis senior led the Springboks to a four-nil whitewash of the much-vaunted All Blacks in 1949, and 37 years later Du Plessis junior led the Boks to a three-one series triumph over New Zealand.
Penny Heyns: breaststroke queen

Penny Heyns: breaststroke queen

Penny Heyns, who set 14 world records and became the first woman to complete the Olympic double of winning both the 100 and 200 metres breaststroke, is arguably one of the greatest female breaststroke swimmers of all time.

Kaizer Motaung: Mr Kaizer Chiefs

In a sense, South Africa's favourite soccer club never plays an away match - Kaizer Chiefs, founded by SA soccer legend Kaizer Motaung, draws more supporters at away games than its opposition 'home' teams.

Jonty Rhodes: inspirational fan favourite

Cricket is a game that has much to do with statistics and averages, but one cannot judge Jonty Rhodes purely on those because he was worth far more than the story those numbers tell.

Josiah Thugwane: Olympic champion

In the course of a little over two hours and 10 minutes, on the final day of the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, the life of South African marathon athlete Josiah Thugwane was changed irrevocably.
The Nedbank Golf Challenge

The Nedbank Golf Challenge

At the end of each year, the Nedbank Golf Challenge consistently draws some of the world's best golfers to the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City in South Africa's North West province. Small wonder: "Africa's Major" is one of the world's richest tournaments, with a total prize fund of over US$4.3-million.
Lucas Radebe: The Chief

Lucas Radebe: The Chief

Lucas Radebe grew up as one of 11 children in a tough part of Soweto during one of the most violent times under apartheid. That he went on to became one of the English Premier League's most respected players, and South Africa's most-capped footballer, is in many ways a miracle.
Midmar Mile: SA's record-setting swim

Midmar Mile: SA’s record-setting swim

South Africa's Midmar Mile - the world's largest open water swim - was first swum in 1973 when three friends, unable to compete in the Buffalo Mile in East London because of petrol restrictions, decided to stage a race in KwaZulu-Natal.
Jomo Sono: top player

Jomo Sono: top player, top coach

Affectionately known as "the Black Prince", Jomo Sono has enjoyed success both as a superbly skilled player and as a coach with an astute eye for talent.
Mike Procter: all round excellence

Mike Procter: all round excellence

One of South Africa's greatest cricketers ever played in only seven test matches, but to quote former Australian captain and respected television commentator Richie Benaud, Mike Procter was "a marvellous all-rounder who would have walked into any test team since the war".

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