Swimming across frosty seas is the stuff of nightmares for most, but not for five extreme-cold swimmers from Cape Town who are gearing up for a chilling adventure in the menacing waters off the coast of South America.
• 'Human polar bear' makes Himalayan swim for peace
The Proteas, South Africa’s national cricket squad, will look to pull off a much better campaign in the upcoming World Cup, and squad selectors say they are confident all the right players have been roped in to take the team to glory.
• New campaign to power SA’s Proteas
The largest rollout of energy-saving fluorescent light bulbs in the world has saved Eskom, South Africa’s power utility, 1 800MW of electricity over the last six years – a massive boost to the country’s power-saving drive.
• Eskom build programme powers ahead
Studying by candlelight, steep transport costs and losing valuable class time to a strike and the Fifa World Cup didn’t stop Rorisang Chidi from becoming one of Gauteng’s star matrics of 2010, scoring a remarkable seven distinctions.
• SA matrics excel despite hardships