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South Africa’s national symbols

A country’s symbols – seal, motto, flag, anthem, coat of arms and natural symbols – tell its story and play a crucial role in...

Recycling is at the heart of Soulart

soulart-2---thumbThe 10 young designers at Soulart recycle waste, turning it into artful, sought-after items. They work under the genial eye of founder Brian Sibusiso Mokhachane, who says his initiative is helping to create jobs and tackle drug abuse and littering.

Rhinos in Boucher’s safe hands

Following a severe eye injury which forced his early retirement, former Proteas wicketkeeper Mark Boucher has gloved up for rhinos – the cricket star has decided to devote his time to rhino activism as South Africa battles with escalating poaching figures.

Nigeria invites South Africa to do business

Co-operation between South Africa and Nigeria is pivotal to the growth of the continent – this is the message that came out of a dialogue hosted by the Financial Times and the Nigerian High Commission.
Shaping Africa’s transformation

Kallis named world’s top cricketer

The Wisden Cricketer's Almanack - known as the cricketer's Bible - has named South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis the Leading Cricketer in the World for 2007 in its 145th edition, which has just been released.
Pollock SA cricketer of the year

Pollock SA cricketer of the year

Shaun Pollock was named South Africa's Cricketer of the Year at the Mutual & Federal Cricketer of the Year Awards in Johannesburg on Wednesday evening. He succeeded Makhaya Ntini who had won the award the previous two years.
Makhaya Ntini's super summer

Ntini tops SA sporting pops

Cricket has no shortage of support among young SA fans, according to a new survey. It's the only sport to feature in the top three most popular among South Africans aged 13 to 18 across all race groups. And bowler Makhaya Ntini is a massive hit.
Makhaya Ntini's super summer

Another milestone for Ntini

Makhaya Ntini has achieved another milestone, being named one of the South African Cricket Annual's five Cricketers of the Year for a record fifth time.
Ntini: SA Player of the Year 2005

Ntini: SA Player of the Year 2005

Makhaya Ntini's 58 wickets in 14 tests, including an SA record 13 for 132 against the West Indies, lifted him to a career-high fourth in the world test bowling rankings - and bagged him the 2005 Mutual and Federal SA Cricketer of the Year award.
Gary Kirsten bows out on top

Gary Kirsten bows out on top

Gary Kirsten retired after 11 years of Test cricket with a slew of records to his name, including most Tests played, most runs scored and most centuries struck by a South African. Yet the statistics do not do him full justice. Kirsten was about substance more than style. Put differently: if you were going into battle, with the stakes at their highest, his is the name you'd want first on your team sheet ...

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