South African Wayde van Niekerk’s Olympic gold medal and beautiful world record in the 400 meters could hardly get any sweeter. Out of lane eight—few win out of lane eight, much less set a world record, because other competitors are behind the lane eight runner until they hit the last straight, when it’s often too…
Today’s Africa Cup of Nations qualifier between Cameroon and South Africa went berserk early in the second half as Bafana Bafana midfielder Hlompho Kekana took a shot on goal from his own side of the pitch and scored, giving his team a 2-1 lead.
The Rugby World Cup kicked off this weekend in Britain and one of the big favorites has already been upset. South Africa came into today’s game against Japan ranked #3 in the world to Japan’s #13, but the Cherry Blossoms knocked off the Springboks 34-32 with a dramatic try near the death by Karne Hesketh.
Officially, South Africa won the vote to host the 2010 World Cup 14-10. But according to allegations from a FIFA executive committee member, after conferring with his fellow voters, the tally was actually 13-11 in favor of Morocco, and some major bribes and shady vote-counting led FIFA to announce the fraudulent…
Jerome Valcke, FIFA’s secretary general and Sepp Blatter’s No. 2 man, has been implicated in a scheme that the feds believe involved a $10 million bribe in exchange for votes for the 2010 South Africa World Cup.
Vuyo Mvoko of SABC News was preparing for an on-the-scene report in Johannesburg when three goons walked up to him and his film crew and took all their stuff.
South Africa national team captain and Orlando Pirates keeper Senzo Meyiwa was reportedly shot and killed in Vosloorus. He was 27. A spokesperson for the South African Football Association confirmed Meyiwa's death.
No two ways about it, the governing body of track and field in South Africa has made itself into one big international boob. Nothing new there. But a recent lawsuit by a former athlete is threatening to take it to the cleaners, and Athletics South Africa, the country's governing body of sport, is begging the…
A South African man recently strapped a camera on his head before heading out for a leisurely bike ride. While on this bike ride, the dude with a camera on his head was held up by three gun-wielding thugs who stole everything he had on him, save for the camera that he had for some reason strapped to his head.
South Africa's Comrades Marathon is the granddaddy of ultramarathons, having been held first in 1921 and nearly every year since inviting runners to traverse the 56 miles between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. This year runners were also invited to avoid spectators fleeing an out-of-control automobile.
FIFA, soccer's world governing body, has long struggled to police match-fixing, either because there's not much it can do, or because there's not much it wants to do. In the first part of a two-part series, The New York Times investigated allegations of match-fixing during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and…
After the Orlando Pirates won the Nedbank Cup last Saturday over Bidvest Wits, players from the South African team got naked and took a photo in the shower with the trophy. Now, they've had to apologize for their celebration.
Oscar Pistorius's murder trial turned graphic today when the pathologist who performed Reeva Steenkamp's autopsy was called to testify about the nature of Steenkamp's wounds. During the testimony, Pistorius, apparently overcome by the graphic details, began vomiting.
South Africa's Bernard Parker scored this rocket of a header, unfortunately into his own net. Because of that, the 2010 World Cup hosts won't be around for the 2014 edition.
You can click over here to read an account of a week spent with the North Korean national ice hockey team at the IIHF Division III Championships. These photos were just some of the many taken during the weeklong tournament in Cape Town, South Africa, and present a snapshot of the rare North Koreans allowed to leave…
CAPE TOWN, South Africa—This is what a North Korean postgame press conference sounds like:
The bond between a child and his favorite toy is a sacred one that should not be taken lightly. Just ask Arman Moodliar, who had his favorite Mickey Mouse doll stolen from him by a heartless marathon runner.
This happened yesterday in South Africa in a match between the Golden Arrows and the Kaizer Chiefs. The idiot got by security and found himself on the field/pitch running over 100 meters before he hit referee Lwandile Mfiki with his green vuvuzela.
Despite this photo, the family of Oscar Pistorius says he's not yet back to formal training.
This week sees the Cape Epic, a 433-mile trek through western South Africa. During Monday's stage, Austrian Robert Mennen had a close encounter with a stupid, stupid antelope that darted out from the bush. His GoPro camera captured the carnage.