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Tennis in South Africa

One of big mysteries of South Africa is why tennis is not one of the country’s top sports. The weather conditions are mostly ideal (although Johannesburg’s high altitude does take some adjusting to). There is plenty of space. There are lots of tennis courts too.

tennis in schoolSo, why isn’t tennis among the most popular sports in south Africa, and why are there not more South Africans among the top tennis players? ... more

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Cycling in South Africa


There are no cycling lanes in South African cities and bicycles are not a common mode of transport. Still, cycling as a sport is said to be the fastest growing in the country, and is very popular as a recreational activity.

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Golf courses in South Africa

The game of golf is very popular in South Africa and it's no wonder that the country has produced so many outstanding golfers over the years. The country is dotted with good courses and enjoys weather that is exceptionally well-suited for this activity.

Everyone has their own list of the own top 10 South African golf courses. We went for a dozen, of which at least two or three will probably be on every top 10 list. Here they are, in alphabetical order: ... more

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South Africa and the 2012 Olympic Games

South Africa is sending a team of 125 athletes to the Summer Games in London (27 July to 12 August, London), and the Olympic fever is starting to permeate the nation. ... more

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Soccer World Cup 2010 in South Africa

The Soccer World Cup finally comes to the African continent. The FIFA Soccer World Cup in 2010 will bring South Africa into the limelight. The big kick-off on 11 June, 2010 will be watched by the largest TV audience for any sporting extravaganza. The final draw, to be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 4 December, 2009 will pit 32 of the world’s top soccer playing countries together, to decide who will lift up the Jules Rimet Trophy a month later. ... more

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