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Dr Buyisiwe Sondezi is a rare breed. The University of Johannesburg student overcame early stumbling blocks as a young learner to become the first woman in Africa to be awarded a doctoral degree in experimental physics of highly correlated matter.
Team South Africa continued its reign as the undisputed champions of world masters surfing by trumping the world's best 35-years-and-older surfers to win the overall team crown at the 2008 ISA World Surfing Championships in perfect point break waves at Punta Rocas in Peru at the weekend.
Take a look at most US websites and you would be forgiven for thinking that Zach Johnson won the US Masters with Tiger Woods finishing alone in second place. Actually, there was a three-way tie for second, with South Africans Retief Goosen and Rory Sabbatini joining Woods two shots behind Johnson.
When Gary Player tees off at the US Masters at Augusta on Thursday, he will be playing in the major for a record-equalling 50th time.