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Perceptions from abroad

Business administration students from the US's Rutgers University joined Brand South Africa at Constitution Hill this week to discuss South Africa's standing from a...

Swan Lake: the South African adaptation

After wowing South African audiences in 2010, Dada Masilo's Swan Lake is enthralling the rest of the world. Combining traditional ballet with African dance, the performance has been described as fresh, upbeat, innovative, and diverse. It sensitively deals with issues such as homophobia and apartheid's legacy.

South Africa ready for the USA in Rugby World Cup

South Africa ready for the USA in Rugby World Cup

South Africans have come out to support the Springboks in their Rugby World Cup campaign. After their first Pool B match, the team have moved from strength to strength and are now sitting at the top of the group. Today, the Bokke play the USA in their last group match.

Boks’ history against Rugby World Cup group rivals

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.

Obama’s visit to strengthen United States ties to East Africa

As US President Barack Obama makes an official visit to Kenya and Ethiopia next week, the two East African nations will have a chance to use the media spotlight to showcase the investment opportunities they offer. The US, in turn, could also gain from the trip.

Ethiopian men gather in Addis Ababa

Remembering Africans’ role in ending World War 2

Many Africans enlisted – or were conscripted by their colonial ruler, Britain – to fight the Axis countries in World War 2. They were instrumental in bringing an end to the war, which was fought across Africa, Europe and the East, yet there is not much known about their contribution.

USA's Timmy Reyes claims Mr Price Pro title

USA’s Timmy Reyes claims Mr Price Pro title

The USA's Timmy Reyes claimed the biggest victory of his career at the Mr Price Pro Ballito north of Durban, South Africa on Sunday, defeating Australia's Matt Wilkinson in six- to eight-foot (1.5- to 2-metre) surf in the final of the event.
USA's Miracle on Grass (2)

USA’s Miracle on Grass (2)

The United States pulled off the most stunning of sporting upsets in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup in South Africa on Wednesday night when they beat world number one Spain, the winners of 15 successive matches, and unbeaten in 35 straight, by two goals to nil.
Confederations Cup comes alive

Confederations Cup comes alive

It was a weekend of footballing drama in the Fifa Confederations Cup, with Brazil taking world champions Italy apart and the USA shocking Egypt to progress to the tournament's semifinals, while New Zealand held off Iraq to enable hosts South Africa to clinch a place in the final four.
Boks beat USA

Boks beat USA, top RWC Pool A

South Africa completed an unbeaten run through Pool A at the Rugby World Cup on Sunday when they outplayed the feisty United States Eagles 64-15, running in nine tries to two.

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