South Africa's pool B opponents have been called lightweights and easy pickings, but the Springboks know they should not take any of them for granted. Each side has their own strengths and the Boks will need to be at their best. We take a look at South Africa's records against each of their group opponents. Note that all fixtures are South African standard time.
South African celebrities will be hosting a fundraiser on 27 March 2011 to help Japanese earthquake and tsunami survivors. The event, called Aid4JapanSA, will take place at The Zone in Rosebank, northern Johannesburg.
• South African rescue team heading to Japan
As the situation in Japan becomes progressively worse, local organisation Rescue South Africa has assembled a crack team to fly to the earthquake- and tsunami-devastated country to aid the tens of thousands reported missing and injured by the disaster.
• South African company in Chilean rescue
Ethiopian entrepreneur Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu is making her international mark designing traditional Ethiopian shoes made from recycled tire. Five years since opening shop, Alemu’s company soleRebels is selling thousands of pairs to customers in Canada, Australia, England, Japan, and now major orders are coming from the US.