South Africa is still top of the medals table at the All Africa Games in Maputo, Mozambique, having amassed 89 medals since the start of the multi-sport event a week ago.
The men's cycling quartet of Darren Lill, Nolan Hoffman, Reinhardt Janse van Rensburg and Jay Thomson picked up a gold medal in the team cycling time-trial on Friday.
The team finished in 35 minutes and 14.04 seconds with Mauritius behind them in 37:06.82 and Algeria third in 37:53.46.
Auckland - The All Blacks got the seventh Rugby World Cup off to a winning start on Friday, defeating Tonga 41-10 in front of a capacity 60 000 crowd at Eden Park.
It was not an entirely convincing opener from the New Zealanders despite the lop-sided scoreline, but skipper Richie McCaw said it had been a good enough way to open their campaign to win the Webb Ellis Cup for the first time in 24 years.
Maputo - South African paralympic swimmer Natalie du Toit clinched her first gold medal in Maputo, Mozambique, on Thursday in her final All Africa Games.
It was the first day of the paralympic events in the swimming pool and South Africa’s swimmers were worth their weight in medals, claiming six golds, five silvers and four bronzes.
Du Toit won the 100m freestyle in 1:03.24 and was joined on the podium by compatriots Shireen Sapiro, second in 1:07.62, and Emily Gray, third in 1:08.77.
There is nothing quite like the African bush, and no better place in the world for big game. Besides its renowned national parks, South Africa boasts a range of private reserves, all offering excellent wildlife and bird watching.
Or join an overland excursion or guided safari, where you can sit back and concentrate on spotting the game while someone else does the driving.
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South Africa is one of the top surfing countries in the world, with sublime coastal scenery and consistent high-quality surf. We also offer great sailing, sea kayaking and surfskiing - and some of the best wind and kite surfing in the world.
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Surfing in South Africa
Cape Town - As supporters from around the country prepare to send the Springboks to the Rugby World Cup at a public farewell in Sandton on Thursday, we here at Sport24 thought we would show our undivided support for the men in Green and Gold in our own unique way … And invite you to do the same …
Cape Town -Royal Dutch Shell said on Thursday it hoped to invest $200m to explore for shale gas in the semi-arid Karoo region, plans facing tough opposition from farmers and greens worried about the environmental impact.
Ecological concerns led the government to place a moratorium on oil and gas exploration licences in the semi-arid region, where the controversial shale extraction technique of “fracking” might be deployed.
Cape Town - Perhaps it is a good omen ... South Africa will travel for the away leg of the Castle Tri-Nations with a decidedly second-string squad, much like Jake White did ahead of the successful World Cup 2007 campaign.
That much is now abundantly clear, after coach Peter de Villiers and team doctor Craig Roberts on Wednesday unveiled at a media conference here a rather horrific-looking list of injured players - 21 in total - who will not take part in the matches against Australia (Sydney, July 23) or New Zealand (Wellington, July 30).
Kylie Minogue arrived in South Africa on Thursday as she prepares to take the country by storm with her special brand of live performances.
The pint-sized Australian singer has been in the entertainment game since 1979 and has enjoyed a thoroughly successful career to date as a singer, songwriter, actress, record producer, fashion designer, author, entrepreneur and philanthropist.
However, the only thing she is going to be doing in Mzansi is wow us with her vocal talents and ability to put on one hell of a show!
Billabong ISA World Surfing Games presented by Panama
Playa Venao, Panama
June 25 – July 2, 2011
Moir, Robb and Strachan head SA challenge at Billabong ISA World Surfing Games in Panama
Nikita Robb, Matthew Moir and Klee Strachan head South Africa’s challenge for honours after the second day of the 2011 Billabong ISA World Surfing Games which was held in good one to 1.5 metre (3-5 foot) waves at Playa Venao in Panama on Monday.