2018 Winter Olympics

Africa’s first woman skeleton racer becomes a global inspiration

After four months of intensive training, Simidele Adeagbo became the first woman from Africa to compete in the Winter Olympics, ranking 20th overall

White claims gold, slams ‘gossip’ as winds throw Games into chaos

The US snowboarding great may have won his third Olympic gold, but he still faced questions over sexual harassment claims laid against him

American teen Kim melts hearts with tearful snowboarding gold

The 17-year-old, who has melted the hearts of home fans in Pyeongchang, justified her status as the hot favourite with an eye-popping top score

Sister act: Kim Yo Jong visit dominates South Korea headlines

Educated in Switzerland like her brother, Kim Yo Jong has risen rapidly up the ranks since he inherited power from their father Kim Jong Il.

Angry snowboarders hit out at ‘dangerous’ Olympic final

None of the snowboarders suffered major injury, but the IOC and International Ski Federation faced questions as to why the final was not shelved.

Winter Olympics calling for Ghana’s skeleton ace

After failing to qualify as a sprinter, Ghana's Akwasi Frimpong is set to become the second athlete from West Africa to compete in Pyeongchang

‘Terrifying’ – Nigerian women fight fear to make Olympic bobsleigh history

Billed as "Cool Runnings" reloaded, the Nigerian women's bobsled team admit they battle their demons every time they climb into the sled.

Olympic torch arrives in Seoul ahead of 2018 PyeongChang Winter Games

The Olympics torch arrived in Seoul on Saturday for a four-day relay throughout the capital city

North Korea to attend Olympics in rival South

Seoul was keen to proclaim the Games in Pyeongchang, just 80 kilometres south of the DMZ, a "peace Olympics" but it needed Pyongyang to attend

South Korea proposes high-level talks with the North

In his speech Monday, Kim said the Olympics could provide a reason for officials from the neighbours "to meet in the near future".

Kim Jong-Un: North Korea could participate in the South’s Winter Olympics

Seoul and organisers have billed the Winter Games which begin on February 9 as a "peace Olympics" and have been keen for the North to take part.

Nigerian athlete slides into history

From the sand to the ice, Africa’s first woman skeleton racer gears up for the Winter Olympics

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SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

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20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world