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.
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.
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.
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.
South African batsman Temba Bavuma's historic maiden century during the second Test against
England in Cape Town was not only the first by a black South African, but more importantly,
considering the poor form of the Proteas recently, has helped the team avoid a crushing loss.
The Springbok Sevens team became the first winners of the inaugural HSBC Cape Town Sevens
on 13 December 2015. The Blitzbokke beat Argentina 29-14 in an energetic final that concluded a
successful first hosting of the tournament in the Mother City.
Sprinter Wayde van Niekerk led the team of local sport heroes who were recognised for their
outstanding performances at the 2015 South African Sport Awards. The awards were handed out
by the Department of Sport and Recreation, and recognised athletes and teams across
Coming off a great sporting year in which he upset a world leader and raced up the rankings,
South African tennis player Kevin Anderson has been nominated by the ATP World Tour as one of
20 outstanding players of 2015 – and he needs his fans to help vote him into the top spot.