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Emotional reunion for ’95 Springbok team

Members of the 1995 World Cup Springbok squad gathered for a reunion marking the 20-year anniversary when they beat the All Blacks 15-12.

Steve Hofmeyr blames statue defacement on illiteracy

The controversial Afrikaans singer said illiteracy "has everything to do with" the defacement of historical statues.

Sports heroes’ memorial an opportunity to unite SA

Springbok captain Jean de Villiers said the deaths of three sporting heroes has united South Africa, as athletes and politicians paid tribute.

Boks win tense Test against Argentina

The Springboks kept a spirited Argentina at bay to claim a nervous 13-6 victory in a weather-affected Rugby Championship match in Pretoria.

Springboks depth tested playing against Scotland

Following Springboks' win over Scotland, coach Heyneke Meyer has expressed his satisfaction with the depth he had developed since taking the reins.

Mbalula says he’s not applying 60-40 team quotas

Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula says a quota favouring black players would not be imposed on anybody, after meeting with AfriForum, Solidarity and FF+.

Mbalula wants Olympics 2024 in SA

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says South Africa is ready to host the Olympic Games and should make a bid in 2014.

Olympic medalist Mokoena to pursue triple jump passion

In search of a new passion, Olympic long jump silver medalist Khotso Mokoena says he wants to pursue triple jump glory.

Lions back in Super Rugby

The Lions clawed their way back into Super Rugby despite going down 23-18 to the Southern Kings in their second leg promotion-relegation match.

Brumbies beat Bulls for spot in SuperRugby finals

A last-minute try by Brumbies centre Tevita Kuridrani and a number of dubious decisions saw the Bulls go down 26-23 in their Super Rugby semifinal.

Mbalula: Nelson Mandela sports day to carry Madiba legacy

The legacy of the former president will never die, thanks to initiatives such as the Nelson Mandela sports day, says Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula.

Francois Pienaar relives ‘Madiba magic’ of 1995

South Africans are reminded of "Madiba Magic" when 1995 World Cup winning Springbok captain Francois Pienaar pays tribute to Nelson Mandela.

Press Releases

Dr Sumy Thomas: Deciphering the human puzzle, from the inside out

The Discovery Foundation MGH Fellowship Award recipient for 2020 will focus on internal medicine, particularly the endocrine system of patients affected by HIV

Touching lives through innovation

Africa has a high youth population that adapts to technology quickly, and this phenomenon is something which should be taken advantage of

Festive Reading

In The Whistleblowers, Mandy Wiener talks to a wide range of the people who have revealed corruption and malfeasance in government and business

Centre for Women & Gender Studies

The CWGS aims to resuscitate the histories of African women from all walks of life in an intellectual cleansing/ukuhlambulula of her story

Greening the Future

The awards are a way of encouraging progress and celebrating those who wake up every day and work to make this country a better more sustainable place

Failing to learn the lessons? The impact of Covid-19 on a Broken and Unequal Education System

If the president was serious about fixing basic education, he would appoint his most competent minister with a powerful mandate to start fixing it

National Science and Technology Forum

It's an independent SETI platform, an essential element of an active democracy and an important part of the collaboration process needed in SETI

Milestones over the NSTF’s 25-year history

The organisation celebrates its Silver Jubilee as an established player in the NSI and as promoter and influencer of SET and innovation in South Africa