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South Africa is currently hosting the Federation of International Hockey (FIH) World League Semi-Finals, featuring the world's best men's and women's teams, including South...
The South African women's and men's hockey teams both suffered losses to England in the Investec Cup in London on Thursday, with the women going down 1-2 and the men being overwhelmed by a 7-0 margin.
World record goal-scorer Pietie Coetzee netted for the 282nd time in the final match of an illustrious career as South Africa's women's hockey team beat Japan 2-0 to finish ninth at the Hockey World Cup in The Hague on Friday.
It was agony and ecstasy for the South African women's team at the Hockey World Cup in The Hague on the weekend as they crushed world number three England 4-1 on Friday before suffering a last-gasp, heart-breaking 3-4 loss to China on Sunday.
At the bottom of their respective log tables, there is much to play for when the South African national hockey teams take to the field in Friday's third round of Group B matches at the World Cup in The Hague.
World record goalscorer Pietie Coetzee has made a surprise return to the Investec South Africa women's hockey team following the withdrawal of double-Olympian Lenise Marais only days before the start of the Hockey World Cup in The Hague.
Cape Town is set to stage a bumper crop of top quality hockey test matches, with the South Africa women's team taking on world number one The Netherlands, Australia, and Belgium in The Hartleyvale Summer Series from 18 January to 3 February.
The South African men's and women's national hockey teams won the Africa Cup of Nations in Nairobi, Kenya on the weekend to book their places at the 2014 World Cup in The Netherlands.
There was no medal for beach volleyballers Gershon Rorich and Colin Pocock at Athens, but by beating highly rated pairings from Greece and Portugal they secured a last 16 place - the first African beach volleyballers to do so. Kirsten Lewis belied her 52nd world ranking to achieve the same result in the archery.