Since their ignominious defeat in the 1999 Cricket World Cup final against Australia, the tag "chokers" has hung over the Proteas. But with a mix of formidable experience and exciting new talent, the squad that takes to the field this Sunday may have a chance to throw off the jinx.
Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is the owner of a multimillion-rand manganese mine in the arid Northern Cape town of Hotazel and one of a handful of women in South Africa's mining industry. Battle-hardened by her experiences in the struggle against apartheid, she's not afraid to tackle those who stand in her way.
Africa is alive with opportunity, says the founder of BW Medical Group. South African entrepreneurs need to remind themselves people are open to investing in Africa. "We Africans have the opportunity to build African conglomerates. We can create wealth by Africans for Africa."
Bafana Bafana are on the up, once again wearing the badge with pride. One day we're likely to talk about this group of players with the same reverence as our legendary heroes – Steve "Kalamazoo" Mokone, Pule "Ace" Ntsoelengoe, Jomo Sono and Kaizer Motaung.
South Africa's national football team Bafana Bafana is set to kick off their first match in the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations on Monday 19 January, playing Algeria at the Estadio de Mongomo in Equatorial Guinea. We bring you facts and figures about the full 23-man squad.
Free State medical student Rolene Strauss has been named the most beautiful young woman in the world, and wears the Miss World crown with aplomb. She won over the judges with her compassion and intelligence, and plans to follow in the footsteps of her heroes to make a real difference.
In a series of powerful videos, South Africans of all kinds share their experiences of finding out they were HIV-positive, and how being open about their status helped them fight the stigma of the virus and find real support from true friends and family.