London 2012

SA’s Paralympians return

Hundreds of people have turned out to welcome home South Africa's athletes who competed in the 2012 London Paralympics.

Coldplay to headline emotional ‘Festival of the flame’ closing ceremony

London 2012 organisers have promised an emotional celebration to bid farewell to the Olympics and Paralympics.

Paralympics: All eyes on Oscar for 100m finals

While other South Africans will be competing in their event finals, all eyes will be on Oscar Pistorius for the 100m finals at the Paralympic Games.

Race to Rio will demand a hefty wallet

South Africans, like people in most other nations, have widely differing views on what the government should be doing and how well it is doing it.

Paralympics: The ability to win gold

They haven't been subjected to the pressure of unrealistic expectations, but Team SA are nevertheless in line for plenty of medals at the Paralympics.
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Paralympians jet off to London

South Africa unites behind the Paralympians as they jet off to London in search of gold.

Channelling the energy of ADHD

Sport has helped many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder to focus and build their self-esteem, writes Patrick Barkham.

Hydration myth exposed

Anyone who has visited the Olympic Park will not have missed the ubiquitous branding of two of its sponsors, McDonald's and Coca-Cola.

Londoners untouched by Olympic spirit

While the magnificent Olympic Park glows with the "spirit of the Games", London residents feel they have been given a raw deal during the showpiece.

Olympics: SA relay team’s disappointing run

South Africa's 4x400 metres relay team were outclassed in the final at the London Olympic Games on Friday night.

Medal tally: Size matters

The Guardian commissioned a team of statisticians to recalculate olympic results in terms of GDP size, team size and money spent on athletes.

Salute the crying Olympic Games

The London Olympic Games have squeezed out every drop of emotion from the athletes, coaches and viewers, writes Luke Alfred.

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Democracy will flounder sans Stats SA

As the government bails out state-owned entities, it is leaving a hole in the budget of the agency tasked with telling us what South Africa looks like — one that is crucial to government decisions

The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Trolley tender causes Acsa eruption

Stolen contract exposes rift in the senior ranks at the state airport’s management companies

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Scatec Solar begins another Upington project

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Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income