Sporting greats

Five South Africans honoured in world rugby

Five South Africans were among the 25 inductees into the World Rugby Hall of Fame. The ceremony, conducted in England as they host the 2015 World Cup, honoured players who have made a positive impact on the world game.

World Rugby Hall of Fame, inducted, legends naas botha, danie gerber, hennie muller, morné du plessis, joost van der 
westhuizen, welsh, gwyn nichols, rugby world cup 
winners, australian, centre, tim horan, irishman, fergus slattery, mervyn 
davies, bill mclaren, carwyn 
james, inducted, england, Ireland, scotland, frenchman, bernard 
lapasset, brett gosper

Van der Burgh wins more gold for South Africa

Superfast swimmer Cameron van der Burgh and his teammates are making South Africa proud at the FINA/airweave Swimming World Cup. They have bagged several gold and silver medals, with Van der Burgh winning gold twice in two days. He is also top of the overall rankings.

'Doctor' Khumalo: midfield wizard

Midfield maestro Doctor Khumalo hung up his boots in 2004 after a glamorous career in which he pulled the strings for South Africa's most famous football club – and for South Africa in its early post-isolation years, leading up to 1996, when the country fielded one of its best football teams ever.

Ace: South Africa's greatest footballer?

Pule "Ace" Ntsoelengoe, who made his mark both in South Africa and the United States, was inducted into the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2003. This came as no surprise: former SA coach Clive Barker puts Ntsoelengoe on a par with Zinedine Zidane, while former Argentinean manager Oscar Martinez once described him as "almost a perfect footballer".

Makhaya Ntini: breaking barriers

On Wednesday, Makhaya Ntini – rightly regarded one of the most important players in the history of South African cricket – became only the fifth South African to appear in 100 cricket tests.

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