Sport

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.

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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.


Temba Bavuma makes South African cricket history

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.


Blitzbokke win Cape Town Sevens tournament

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.


Wayde Van Niekerk is South Africa's Sport Star of the Year

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 disciplines.


Vote for Kevin: South African tennis star nominated for ATP award

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.


Kevin Anderson puts Andy Murray out of the US Open

South African tennis journeyman Kevin Anderson reached a career milestone yesterday when he beat former Wimbledon champion Andy Murray to reach his first Grand Slam quarter-final after seven previous fourth-round losses. It was "a great accomplishment", he said after the win.