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.
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.
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.
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 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.