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After their 130-run loss to India in a World Cup group match in Melbourne on Sunday, the Proteas have a lot of work to do ahead of their "must-win" match against the West Indies on Friday.
Brand South Africa will be in Melbourne and Sydney this week to engage with South Africans based in Australia on the country's progress since the advent of democracy 20 years ago, and to encourage them to become part of its future growth and development.
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.
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.
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.
After opening their Commonwealth Games medal challenge with a title winning performance in the men's 4x100m freestyle relay, Team South Africa has continued picking up medals in Melbourne, with javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen landing SA's first gold in athletics.
South African swimmer Terence Parkin set a new standard at the Melbourne 2005 Deaflympics, becoming the most successful competitor in the history of the Games by winning an astonishing 12 gold medals.