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Africa Women Cup of Nations

AWCON hosts Ghana defeated by Mali

Ghana have been made to wait until their final group game to book their spot in the AWCON semi-final after being defeated 2-1 by Mali in Accra.

Nigeria victory a stepping stone to WC - Jane

South Africa's opening AWCON victory over Nigeria should set the tone for Banyana to qualify for the World Cup, according to Refiloe Jane.

Nigeria's defeat to Banyana is no surprise

Banyana Banyana defeating the Super Falcons in the Africa Women Cup of Nations on Sunday came as little surprise to fans of either side.


Africa's Team gear up for 2019

Africa's Team has grand ambitions for 2019

Following a season to forget, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka have their eyes determinedly set on the road to success in 2019.

Recapping Team DiData's season to forget

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka can finally move on from a forgettable year of bad luck, injury, and illness.

Africa's Team backs continent's newest teams

South Africa have three new UCI-registered teams, and members of Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka couldn't be happier with the increase in continental competition.

Mzansi Super League

Day 3

Tshwane Spartans win high-scoring thriller by one run

Gihahn Cloete's 80 had carried the visiting side to 203 for 5, but Cameron Delport's 73 ensured Paarl Rocks were in the game till the very end

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Asif Ali's 33-ball 80 stuns Durban Heat

The Pakistan batsman launched a savage assault to revive a sinking Cape Town chase, after Durban had recovered to 157 despite a four-wicket burst from Anrich Nortje

Erasmus hails Boks' maturity in Murrayfield win

Rassie Erasmus has credited the Springboks' improved poise in tight matches for their 26-20 victory over Scotland.

Springboks get smart to shut down flying Scots

Just as Scotland were showing why they are one of the most entertaining sides in world rugby, South Africa shut them down to show why they are one of the world's best.

South Africa see off Scotland challenge

South Africa won a thrilling encounter against Scotland at Murrayfield, with Handre Pollard scoring 18 of their 26 points.

Five takeaways from Nigeria's draw in South Africa

We bring you five observations from Nigeria's point of view after the Super Eagles played to a 1-1 AFCON qualifying draw in South Africa.

Rohr won't dwell on offside goals after qualification

Coach Gernot Rohr would not dwell on two disallowed goals against South Africa as he celebrated Nigeria's qualification for the 2019 AFCON finals.

Samuel Kalu 8/10 as Super Eagles qualify for AFCON

Who were Nigeria's key men as they held South Africa 1-1 on Saturday to qualify for the Africa Cup of Nations?

Proteas on tour

Men win only T20I, women suffer World T20 KO

South Africa win rain-affected one-off T20I


Morris and Shamsi impress as South Africa extend Australia's misery

A torrential downpour on the Gold Coast dampened the mood before South Africa inflicted Australia's third loss in four matches

Shrubsole, Sciver heroics knock South Africa out

Anya Shrubsole took a hat-trick while Natalie Sciver finished with incredible figures of 3 for 4 as England sealed their semi-final berth in the 2018 World T20

Absa Premiership

Moses Mabhida vandals await sentencing

Nine individuals found guilty of public violence at Moses Mabhida Stadium back in April face an anxious wait for their sentencing on December 12.

'Mourinho deserves medal of honour at Utd'

Benni McCarthy says he looks no further than the methods of his former boss Jose Mourinho when gauging the great managers of the world.

Three coaches exit SA clubs in 24 hours

It has been a rough 24 hours for coaches of professional clubs in South Africa with three losing their jobs ahead of the international window.

AB de Villiers interview


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'Excited' de Villiers to captain Tshwane Spartans in MSL

"I believe I'm a decent man-manager when it comes to understanding players' strengths and weaknesses," he said

Nedbank Golf Challenge


Westwood storms to victory at Nedbank

Lee Westwood bagged five birdies on his back nine to storm to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge, his first title on the European Tour for four years.

Australia v South Africa

3rd ODI, Hobart

Miller, du Plessis tons clinch series for South Africa

They revived a flagging innings with a 252-run stand that floored Australia in Hobart

Starc's worst over, and the biggest stand against Australia

Stats highlights from the third ODI in Hobart, where South Africa stormed to a huge total

Did David Miller make his own DRS review?

The first signal came from non-striker du Plessis, before the umpire was satisfied that Miller's late gesture signalled his intent to review

Springboks snatch stoppage-time win in France

The Springboks scored a try in stoppage time to snatch a dramatic 29-26 win over France at the Stade de France on Saturday, with hooker Bongi Mbonambi surging over to secure an unlikely victory.

Springboks enjoy that winning feeling again

After two narrow defeats, South Africa were able to reverse their fortunes and snatch a last-gasp victory of their own against France in Paris on Saturday, even if coach Rassie Erasmus felt they had not been at their best.

France reflect on cruel Springboks defeat

French hopes of posting a morale-boosting win in the build-up to next year's World Cup were dashed in a dramatic finish to Saturday's test against South Africa, much to the bitter disappointment of both their coach and captain.

Banyana Banyana

AWCON looms

Could this finally be Banyana Banyana's year?

If preparation, organisation, and motivation were the measures of champions, one might as well surrender the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations to SA.

Canberra's Jane may hold the key to Banyana success

Much is made of the South Africans that turned out for Houston Dash in 2018, but arguably the most consistent Banyana player has been Refiloe Jane.

Dash duo headline SA squad for AWCON

South Africa coach Des Ellis has named her final squad for the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations, as the team goes in search of a place in France.

SA in PRO14

Round 8 | Losses for Kings and Cheetahs

Munster hold on for narrow win in Bloemfontein

Munster used both experience and opportunism to come away with a narrow, but valuable, 30-26 win away over the Cheetahs in the PRO14 in Bloemfontein on Sunday.

Leinster hold out for PRO14 win in 11-try carnival

PRO14 holders Leinster bounced back after conceding an early try to beat the Southern Kings 38-31 on a blustery day in Port Elizabeth on Sunday.

End-of-year Internationals

What's new for international rugby's top sides?

It's been a while since we last met, so what's new for international rugby's top sides ahead of the autumn internationals?

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Semenya: Fight with IAAF 'no longer about me'

Caster Semenya said her fight with the IAAF over governing acceptable levels of testosterone among female athletes is "no longer about me."

Wayde van Niekerk steps up comeback plans

Wayde van Niekerk has stepped up his training programme as looks to return from a knee injury which has ruled him out of action for a year.

Domestic cricket

Chris Gayle confirmed for MSL round one

CSA has confirmed that Chris Gayle will be part of the Mzansi Super League opening weekend

Philander shows his all-round value on return

Vernon Philander, on his return from an ankle injury that flared up during South Africa's trip to Sri Lanka in mid-July, scored a match-winning 104 for Cobras

Bafana Bafana

vs. Nigeria | Saturday, 17 November

Baxter's midfield puzzle as injuries bite

South Africa have a mounting central midfield crisis ahead of their crucial AFCON qualifier against Nigeria in Johannesburg next month.

EXCLUSIVE: Tau's roaring start to life in Europe continues

Percy Tau's fantastic start to life in Europe continued at the weekend when he laid on an assist and then scored a last-minute winner.

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Cavendish extends Team Dimension Data deal

British sprint king Mark Cavendish has extended his contract with African-based cycling outfit Team Dimension Data in a deal that will see his influence felt not just in the saddle.


Semenya, Manyonga among athletes of the year

Semenya unsurprisingly among Athlete of Year nominees

British sprinter Dina Asher-Smith and South African middle distance runner Caster Semenya are among the nominees for Female World Athlete of the Year.

Manyonga cracks World Athlete of the Year nod

U.S. sprinters Christian Coleman and Noah Lyles are both in the running to win the Male Athlete of the Year award for 2018.

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