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South African wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa

South African wins Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa

A South African writer has been named as the Africa Regional winner for the 2016 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. Johannesburg-based Faraaz Mahomed says he is an inexperienced writer but the prestigious accolade encourages him to pursue further writing.
South African opera star sings for the queen

South African opera star sings for the queen

Pretoria-born opera singer Simphiwe Simon Shibambu performed for Queen Elizabeth II at a Celebration of the Commonwealth service held in London's Westminster. Shibambu performed a dazzling version of the evocative Click Song, traditionally sung at weddings.
Amajita conquer Commonwealth Cup

Amajita conquer Commonwealth Cup

South Africa's u20 football team beat Finland 2-1 to win the Commonwealth Cup in St Petersburg on Sunday. "These boys have tasted how sweet winning is," said coach David Notoane, saying the team would carry this spirit with them to Senegal for the CAF African Youth Tournament in March.
Team South Africa upbeat ahead of Commonwealth Games

Team South Africa upbeat ahead of Commonwealth Games

South Africa's Commonwealth Games athletes, coaches and administrators were in confident mood on Tuesday as Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa and Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula wished them well at send-off functions in Pretoria and Johannesburg.
Zuma and boy (5) trade chess moves

Zuma and boy (5) trade chess moves

South African President Jacob Zuma took on five-year-old Keagan Rowe in a friendly game at the 2013 Commonwealth and South African Open Chess Championship in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape on Sunday.
Team South Africa 5th in New Delhi

Team South Africa 5th in New Delhi

Team South Africa finished fifth in the overall medals standings at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi, India, capturing 33 medals in total, including 12 golds, with the country's swimmers leading the way.
Fanie capture gold

SA’s EAD athletes shine at Games

South Africa's elite athletes with a disability showed up well in Melbourne, winning a number of Commonwealth Games medals, with swimmer Natalie du Toit leading the way.
SA quartet win Melbourne gold

Team SA sparkles in Melbourne

Team South Africa closed off its Melbourne Commonwealth Games campaign with a flurry of medals to secure fifth position on the medals table behind Australia, England, Canada and India. South Africa won 38 medals overall, including 12 golds - three more than in Manchester in 2002.
SA's one-two in 400m hurdles

SA’s one-two in 400m hurdles

South Africa claimed a one-two in the men's 400 metres hurdles at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne on Thursday, with LJ van Zyl breaking the Games record to take gold ahead of compatriot Alwyn Myburgh. In the field, 19-year-old Anika Smith followed in the footsteps of Hestrie Cloete by winning the women's high jump.
Team SA on a roll in Melbourne

Team SA on a roll in Melbourne

Swimming sensation Roland Schoeman took his third gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, while Babalwa Ndleleni - ranked just 16th in the Commonwealth going into the Games - became the first black woman weightlifter to win a medal for South Africa.

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