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small business honoured

Small businesses honoured

More than 6 500 small businesses entered this year's South Africa Small Business Awards. While there are still challenges faced, many have learnt valuable...
Wayde van Niekerk

South Africa’s Van Niekerk makes sprint history

South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk has become the first runner in history to break records for the 100m, 200m and 400m events, the International Association of Athletics Federations confirmed on Saturday, 12 March 2016.
Kevin Anderson puts Andy Murray out of the US Open

Kevin Anderson puts Andy Murray out of the US Open

South African tennis journeyman Kevin Anderson reached a career milestone yesterday when he beat former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final after seven previous fourth-round losses. It was "a great accomplishment", he said after the win.

Green and gold rivals from Down Under

The fiercest rivalry whenever South Africa is on a sports field always comes from Australia. Both teams wear green and gold, and both teams are always out to beat each other. With Australia being the co-hosts for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, we look back at the history of this bloodthirsty rivalry in various sports.

Mulaudzi was a South African hero for our times

At just 34, one of the country's best runners died in a car crash on his way to an athletics meeting. A shy guy off the track, Mbulaeni Mulaudzi was aggressive and competitive when he was running, a mental toughness that brought him medals aplenty. He had turned his talents to coaching young rural athletes before his death.

Fredericks beats the best in Glasgow

Fredericks beats the best in Glasgow

Cornel Fredericks beat a world-class field that included the reigning world champion to claim gold in the 400 metres hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, as South Africa lifted its medals haul to 36 - already three more than the country won in Delhi in 2010.

From Mdantsane to the world: The Eastern Cape’s champion boxers

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.

Aid agency to launch in SA

South Africa will launch its own development aid agency in 2011 in a move likely to boost the country’s status as an emerging economic power and champion of the African continent.

Gauteng matric results best in SA

Gauteng has for the first time achieved the best matric marks in the country, beating the long-time results champion, the Western Cape. 

Double Tri Nations win for SA

Not only is South Africa tops in the Tri Nations rugby ranking, it’s also the reigning champion in the lesser known, yet no less prestigious, Tri Nations wine challenge.

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