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Rugby 28 May 2018 | 9:54 PM

Rugby - Kolisi to lead Boks in 'historic moment' for black South Africa

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Siya Kolisi was appointed Springbok captain on Monday for the three-game home series against England, the first black leader in a full test match of a national rugby side criticised for failing to redress the racial imbalances of apartheid.

Athletics 02 May 2018 | 4:14 AM

IAAF legal expert resigns over new hyperandrogenism rule

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A South African legal expert has resigned from the IAAF's disciplinary tribunal in protest at a new hyperandrogenism rule that could result in bans for some female athletes unless they undergo testosterone-reducing treatment.

Football 01 Nov 2017 | 10:16 PM

South African football chief Jordaan denies rape accusation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Danny Jordaan, the central figure in South Africa's staging of the 2010 football World Cup, on Wednesday denied allegations that he raped former African National Congress lawmaker and singer Jennifer Ferguson in the 1990s.

Athletics 06 Jul 2016 | 8:20 PM

Pistorius gets six-year sentence for murder of girlfriend

PRETORIA (Reuters) - South African Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius was sent back to jail for six years on Wednesday for murdering Reeva Steenkamp, less than half the 15 year minimum term sought by prosecutors.

Football 26 Apr 2016 | 9:03 PM

South African sports row reopens old wounds over race

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When Temba Bavuma became the first black cricketer to score a century for South Africa at this year's Cape Town test, a jubilant crowd erupted in celebration and commentators swiftly hailed it as a symbolic bridging of the racial divide.

Football 25 Apr 2016 | 10:57 PM

South Africa bans rugby, cricket from bidding for major tournaments

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa on Monday banned its national cricket and rugby federations from hosting or bidding for international tournaments for at least a year due to their failure to increase their representation of black players.

Other Sport 30 Mar 2016 | 7:46 PM

'South Africa's Schwarzenegger' aims to lift poor with township gyms

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Striding around the gym he built in his grandmother's backyard, South African bodybuilding champion Tumi Masite recalls the day Arnold Schwarzenegger's former trainer paid him a visit.

Football 19 Feb 2016 | 3:28 PM

Factbox - FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale

LONDON (Reuters) - Factbox on South African Tokyo Sexwale, one of five candidates standing for the FIFA presidency in an election on Feb. 26: