Sport

Naomi Ruele: Botswana's Olympic medal swimming hopeful

With less than a month to go until the Rio Olympics, Botswana celebrates an important sporting milestone: Naomi Ruele is the first swimmer from Botswana to qualify for the Games.

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Team SA for Rio Olympics 2016 announced

With stars such as Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya in the line-up, the 137 athletes set to represent South Africa at the 2016 Rio Olympics in August have been announced by Sascoc, the country's Olympics committee.


Records broken as South African runners triumph at Comrades 2016

South Africans won both the men's and women's race at this year's Comrades Marathon on Sunday, as the country's runners dominated the field and David Gatebe completed the gruelling 89.2 kilometres in a record-breaking 5 hours, 18 minutes and 19 seconds.


Limpopo youth cricket club winning at sport transformation on the field

For twenty years, the Oaks Cricket Club in Ga-Sekororo, Limpopo has given local kids a chance to develop their cricketing talent and use the sport to change their lives. A planned documentary and crowdfunding initiative aims to take the club's story to a wider audience.


South Africa's Van Niekerk makes sprint history

South African athlete Wayde van Niekerk has become the first runner in history to break records for the 100m, 200m and 400m events, the International Association of Athletics Federations confirmed on Saturday, 12 March 2016.


Proteas go pink for World Cancer Day

Next week the South African cricket team walk out on to the Wanderers field to take on England, not in their traditional green and gold, but in pink as part of the team's and the sport's ongoing support of the PinkDrive to raise awareness of and funds for breast cancer research.


Sithole does South Africa proud at Australian Open

South Africa's Lucas Sithole won the wheelchair tennis quad doubles title at this week's Australian Open tennis tournament, his second Grand Slam title. Now he has his eye on the single's finals and then next up on his agenda is a gold medal at the Rio Olympics later this year.


Africa's first foot-powered football field

Senegalese-American singer and philanthropist Akon has partnered with a British clean-tech startup in a remarkable renewable energy project in Lagos, Nigeria: a soccer venue powered by football players' energy. The possibilities stretch to powering whole villages.