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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.

‘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.

Manufacturing claims overshadow Banyana performance

Revelations that the Japanese women's soccer team had been instructed to manufacture a draw has tarnished Banyana Banyana's performance in London.

Mbalula: South Africa is behind the Olympic team

Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula says the country is behind the SA Olympic team ahead of the official start of the 2012 London Olympic Games on Friday.

Bok coach promises excellence in England Test

Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has made it perfectly clear that the third and final Test against England will be anything but a dead rubber.

Hougaard helped by better breakdown performance

An improved performance at the breakdowns contributed to Francois Hougaard looking more comfortable in the Springboks' 36-27 victory over England.

De Villiers aims to make Boks unbeatable

Captain Jean de Villiers says the Boks' victory over England last week is the first step in the process of being unbeatable on South African soil.

Meyer cracks the whip on Bok performance

Heyneke Meyer says the Springboks have not come close to their potential and expects an improvement in the second Test against England on Saturday.

Continuity under threat for key Bok-England Test

The Springboks' coach Heyneke Meyer might have to tinker with his team ahead of the crucial second Test against England at the weekend.

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‘Captured’ water utility exec holes up

Thami Hlongwa seems to be in hiding after a blacklisted technology company scored millions from Umgeni Water and the owner was murdered

Q&A Sessions: ‘Media isn’t dying, it’s changing’

Phuti Mahanyele-Dabengwa, chief executive of global internet company Naspers, has held senior posts in investment and development banking. She tells Tshegofatso Mathe about her family life in Soweto and her career, including with Cyril Ramaphosa before he went back to politics

Eight things you need to know about the vaccine rollout

About 80 000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine have arrived in South Africa out of the nine million procured — 300 000 to 500 000 are expected to arrive within two months

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