The 2010 football World Cup in South Africa may be a distant memory, but its legacy lives on through the Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust. In the first allocation of funds, 14 organisations got some financial assistance. This has had a huge impact on the lives of some of the country's poorest children.
Breathe in, breathe out: practising yoga is improving the lives of many impoverished and sick people in the townships around Durban. They are feeling more peaceful, more hopeful and healthier, they say. And now the Township Yogi Project plans to expand its work to Joburg and Cape Town.
It was another wild ride down The Dusi this year, with winners Andy Birkett and Sbonelo Zondi delighted with their performance. It was Birkett's 10th marathon, earning him his green number. The rapids, the heat, the uphill portages and the unpredictable water levels combine to make the Dusi Canoe Marathon one of the toughest endurance races in the country.
Johannesburg citizens of all ages, shapes and colours joined the first Jozi Freedom Ride, held in honour of Nelson Mandela, on Sunday 9 February. The rain made it a tough ride, but it was such a success there have been calls to make it a regular event.
Backstroke, breast stroke or even doggy paddle – it's all welcome at the Midmar Mile, the annual gathering acknowledged by Guinness World Records as the largest open water swim on the planet. It's a happy, vibrant community event, with champions swimming alongside newbies, and everyone out to have fun.
Eating fat is good for you. That's the revolutionary claim by South African health and exercise guru Tim Noakes, who enthralled the audience at a recent Extraordinary South Africans talk with his controversial new diet plan – high fats, high protein and next to no carbohydrates, ideally none.
South Africa has its share of disabled sporting heroes, but quadriplegic tennis ace Lucas Sithole is the one pipped to take over the mantle of fame from the disgraced Oscar Pistorius. He is the first African to win a Grand Slam title, and has his eye on the South Africa Open.