Eating fat is good for you. That's the revolutionary claim by South African health and exercise guru Tim Noakes, who enthralled the audience at a recent Extraordinary South Africans talk with his controversial new diet plan – high fats, high protein and next to no carbohydrates, ideally none.
The sleepy town coastal of East London is one of the poorest metropoles in South Africa - and the townships around it are even poorer. Yet this tiny part of South Africa has produced some of the country's - and the world's - greatest boxing champions. Shamin Chibba found out why.
On the long drive back from East London after the Iron Man triathlon, two Captonians decided to do "something absolutely epic" – and settled on a 500km swim from Mozambique to the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar. In doing so, they are raising funds for Miles for Smiles.
Bafana Bafana made a perfect start to the Orange Africa Nations Championship, or Chan 2014 tournament, with a gritty 3-1 win over Mozambique in an exciting opening game at Cape Town Stadium on 11 January 2014.
The third Orange Africa Nations Championship, Chan 2014, kicks off on Saturday 11 January with 16 national teams in four groups. View all the teams, dates, times and venues for the tournament's 32 matches.
With its sophisticated infrastructure and experience in hosting major tournaments, South Africa has become the go-to country in Africa for continental and world sporting events. This year, it's the turn of the CAF African Nations Championship, or Chan 2014, which kicks off on 11 January.
South African national football coach Gordon Igesund has declared himself happy with his players after two gruelling training sessions in Cape Town over the weekend. Bafana Bafana are preparing for the Orange African Nations Championship 2014, or Chan 2014, which the country will host from 11 January to 1 February.
Health issues in the Eastern Cape were in the spotlight during a stimulating debate between community members, government leaders and health activists and professionals at Brand South Africa’s inaugural Play your Part/Sowetan Dialogue in East London on Wednesday 20 November 2013.
Kass Naidoo’s gsport initiative wants South African sportswomen to gain the recognition they deserve. The organisation believes that more female sporting role models will help more young girls participate, and excel, at sport.
Take a boat to the venue, dodge penguins crossing the road, and hope that the southwester doesn't blow you off your feet: the Tri-Rock Robben Island, set for its second instalment in mid-October, is a triathlon race like no other.