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South Africa had racked up 31 medals by the end of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Wednesday, adding four medals in athletics and one in wrestling to move within two of their total haul in India four years ago.
South Africa added four more golds to the country's medals tally at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Monday as lawn bowls delivered a third title - and the country's first black bowls medallist in an international competition.
The Springbok Women departed for the IRB Women's Rugby World Cup in France on Sunday with high hopes of achieving their best ever finish in the tournament following months of preparation and specialist skills training.
South Africa begins its medals hunt at the 20th Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Thursday, with Richard Murray the country's first serious medal contender in the individual triathlon taking place at Strathcylde Park in the afternoon.
President Jacob Zuma will lead a South African delegation to the first United States-Africa Leaders' Summit taking place in Washington in August. The summit will seek to build on the closer ties that were forged during US President Barack Obama's three-county African tour last year.
Hashim Amla will make history on Wednesday when he leads the Proteas onto the field at Galle International Stadium as the first player of colour to captain South Africa's test cricket team on a permanent basis. Amla also enters the two-test series against Sri Lanka in excellent batting form.
The Springbok Women's rugby team ended their pre-World Cup tour on a downer on Friday when they fell to a heavy 8-46 defeat to Six Nations champions and World Cup hosts, France, in Marcoussis.
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.
The South African Fed Cup team is well prepared for the tough Euro Africa Group 2 tournament in Lithuania, Earl Grainger, the team's captain said. South Africa will face Bosnia and Herzegovina in their first match on Wednesday. Other teams in Pool B are Georgia and Egypt.
Seven Ghanaians arrived in South Africa earlier this month to begin learning how to design, build, operate and maintain an African telescope network that will support the scientific and technical activities of the Square Kilometre Array.