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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.

Hougaard, Louw out of Scotland Test

Western Province scrumhalf Louis Schreuder has been called up to the Springbok squad to replace the injured François Hougaard.

Ludeke: Bulls had to fight for win against Waratahs

The Bulls' coach believes the scoreline did not reflect the effort that was required from his charges to beat the Waratahs in their Super Rugby match.

SA Swimming Champs postponed due to murky water

The second day of the SA Swimming Championships in Port Elizabeth has been postponed because the water in the Newton Park Swimming Pool is murky.

SA swimmers target qualifying times

SA's world championships campaign will start in earnest when the country's top swimmers aim for qualifying standards at the SA Aquatics Championships.

Steyn takes to the bench ahead of Super

Bulls coach Frans Ludeke has said it is a foreign concept to see star flyhalf Morne Steyn on the bench rather than in the starting line-up.

‘Tough call’ to replace Steyn, says Meyer

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says it was a difficult decision to drop flyhalf Morne Steyn for their Rugby Championship match against Australia.

Meyer sweating over Springbok injuries

Bok coach Heyneke Meyer was left to sweat over his team selection for Saturday's game against Australia with a number of players nursing injuries.

New blow to Lions Currie Cup campaign

The Lions have been dealt a harsh blow with news that two of their key players will be unavailable for the next two weeks because of Springbok duty.

Springboks down new-comers Argentina

South Africa have defeated debutants Argentina 27-6 at Newlands in Cape Town in their Rugby Championship first round match.

Caster committed to getting gold in Rio 2016

There's no rest for the best, as 21-year-old Caster Semenya says she already plans to start concentrating on winning gold at the next Olympics.

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