Five of South Africa's top sports stars - athlete Caster Semenya, swimmer Cameron van der Burgh, Paralympic standout Fanie van der Merwe, wheelchair tennis ace Lucas
Sithole, and footballing great Jomo Sono - will receive the country's highest civilian honours on Freedom Day.
The England Lions, England's A team, will play two four-day test matches and five
limited overs matches against South Africa A in January and February next year,
Cricket South Africa and the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on
Wednesday. South Africa A will tour England in 2017.
The aQuellé Tour Durban, one of KwaZulu-Natal's and South Africa's premier road
cycling races, is a tough enough challenge for the average participant, but for David Kleynhans this year's race will be part of an epic 3 300km journey to raise funds and awareness for the elderly.
South Africa's cricket team has finished the year as the number one test team in the
world, being awarded the prestigious Reliance ICC Test Championship mace on
Tuesday. It is the second time since the ranking system was introduced in 2003 that
the Proteas have finished at the top of the table.
The South African Fed Cup team is well prepared for the tough Euro Africa Group 2
tournament in Lithuania, Earl Grainger, the team's captain said. South Africa will
face Bosnia and Herzegovina in their first match on Wednesday. Other teams in Pool
B are Georgia and Egypt.
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