Caution often shackles the much-vaunted match but Soweto's Kaizer Chiefs vs Orlando Pirates is a must-see for the fans.
The Chief's pass master Reneilwe "Yeye" Letsholonyane has the skill to sink the Pirates in the Soweto derby, writes Carlos Amato.
Once considered the sluggards of the game, now they must have both defensive and attacking skills
Orlando Pirates have beaten arch-rivals Kaizer Chiefs 3-2 in a highly-entertaining Premiership clash at a sold-out FNB Stadium.
Percy Zvomuya takes a look at world football's greatest derby rivalries and their origins.
Chiefs coach Vladimir Vermezovic is upbeat that his team will beat arch-rivals Orlando Pirates when they clash in the Premier League on Saturday.
South Africa's biggest club's, Orlando Pirates and Kaizer Chiefs, avoided each other in the MTN8 semi-final draw conducted on Tuesday night.
"The history of football is a sad voyage from beauty to duty," wrote Eduardo Galeano in Football in Sun and Shadow.
Leaders Orlando Pirates and second-placed Kaizer Chiefs had to come from behind to draw on Sunday six days before they clash in a Soweto derby.
Soccer City is likely to be a bubbling cauldron of expectation when Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates resume their rivalry on Saturday.
Enock Molefe will be coming full circle when he takes to the field as the only South African assistant referee at the Soccer World Cup.
The Soweto derby is living proof that football rivalry can transcend the ultimate goal of competing in a league: to be crowned champions.
Orlando Pirates are using their Absa Premiership clash against AmaZulu on Wednesday night as a warm-up for their do-or-die Soweto derby on Saturday.
With all 55 000 tickets sold out, the Soweto derby has regained its status as the premier South African match, writes Phathisani Moyo.
Kaizer Chiefs are determined to put a smile on fans' faces when they meet arch rivals Pirates in the Soweto Derby at Ellis Park on Saturday.
Moroka Swallows will take a psychological advantage into their Soweto Derby against Orlando Pirates on Sunday, claims the Birds assistant coach.
Saturday's Soweto derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates will be on the backburner when both clubs face testing clashes on Wednesday night.
Orlando Pirates downed Moroka Swallows 1-0 in a rain-soaked Soweto derby played at Ellis Park on Wednesday night.