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Rassie confirms: ‘I won’t coach beyond 2019’

The Boks finished the year with a 50% win record

Super Rugby is wounding our Springboks

South Africa has more players out in a season than any other group of elite sportsmen

Jake urges Rassie to pick predominantly black side to face Wales

​Jake White says Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus should pick a predominantly black Bok team to face Wales in Washington DC

Imagining rugby – beyond 2020

Vested interests must be put aside, and a new cross-border, global approach needs to be adopted.

Now the Boks face a real Test

Some claim that their five-win run has less to do with their capabilities than with their opponents’ shortcomings

Beast still loving Springbok life

He may have played in 92 Tests since his debut, but Tendai Mtawarira remains thrilled with the current Springbok environment.

A bleak view of the green and gold from the banks of the Orange

The outlook for the Springboks is depressing unless they start thinking differently about the game, writes Luke Alfred.

Boks: Some choices are simple

Allister Coetzee faces all kinds of problems, and pressure, when he picks the new squad

Springboks come up short after defeat by All Blacks

New Zealand have beaten SA - crushing the teams' dream of wanting to win to cap celebrations for captain Jean de Villiers 100th Test.

Tutu criticises slow transformation in the Springboks

After 20 years of democracy, Archbishop Desmond Tutu has decried the "tortoise pace" at which transformation is taking place in SA rugby.

​Victor Matfield appointed as interim Springboks captain

Victor Matfield will lead the Springboks for the first time since his return to the sport in this weekend's match against World XV.

Trifecta case: Govt building was incomplete, ten months later

Work to make a Trifecta building ready for government office work in Springbok was left incomplete for 10 months, despite payment having been made.

Springboks ascend: Eden must fall

South Africa will face New Zealand at Eden Park as a team determined to end 76 years of hurt.

Springboks’ winning streak at risk in Brisbane

If history is the best guide, South Africa's nine-match victory streak will end in Australia on Saturday.

Habana joins 50-try club as Boks blitz Samoa

Bryan Habana became the sixth man to score 50 Test tries as South Africa romped to a 56-23 victory over Samoa at Loftus on Saturday.

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Pay-TV inquiry probes the Multichoice monopoly

Africa’s largest subscription television operator says it is under threat amid the emerging popularity of global platforms like Netflix and Amazon Prime

Covid-overflow hospital in ruins as SIU investigates

A high-level probe has begun into hundreds of millions of rand spent by the Gauteng health department to refurbish a hospital that is now seven months behind schedule – and lying empty

​No apology or comfort as another Marikana mother dies without justice

Nomawethu Ma’Bhengu Sompeta, whose funeral will be held this weekend, was unequivocal in calling out the government for its response to the Marikana massacre

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