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South African javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen at last banished past disappointment this weekend in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing, where she won a bronze medal. Her win brought South Africas medal tally for the championships up to three.
The next IAAF World Championships is 10 days away and South Africa is sending its best athletes to compete on the global platform. Middle distance runner Caster Semenya has made it into the 31-member squad. She joins five other women in Team South Africa.
Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, in his opening address at the 5th South Africa-China Bi-National Commission in Beijing on Monday, called for greater participation by Chinese companies in renewable energy, mining, banking, manufacturing and rail infrastructure in South Africa.