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Divashen Govender, Kobus Vermeulen, Edwin le Grange, Adriana Marais and Alexandra Doyle have made it on to the shortlist of 100 candidates being considered for the Mars One space programme.
South African paddlers shone in Europe on the weekend, with sprint star Bridgitte Hartley taking bronze at the World Championships in Moscow, and the country's river racers grabbing two podium places, including a win, at the legendary Sella Descent in Spain.
Team Bonitas, one of South Africa's leading professional men's road cycling teams, are back home after a successful six-week stint in Europe where the team not only held its own, but excelled, against some of the world's best riders in demanding races and cold conditions.
Carrying representatives from all over Africa, as well as from countries in Europe, South Africa's "Climate Train" has left Johannesburg on the final leg of its journey to Durban, where the UN Climate Change Conference starts on Monday.
Fresh from a two-month tour of Europe and the international release of her album Zandisile, Simphiwe Dana talks about the people, places and events that have shaped her belief in music that speaks to the heart and reaches for the heavens.
South Africa is a key partner in two new trade programmes designed to increase trade between SA and its neighbours and give emerging farmers in the region access to Europe's supermarkets.