• FILE: Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada celebrates a wicket with teammates during day 4 of the third Test match against Pakistan at the Wanderers on 14 January 2019. Picture: @OfficialCSA/Twitter

    South Africa seek happy end to bad year against England

    South African cricket has been in upheaval after a turbulent year during which the Proteas lost a home Test series against Sri Lanka before enduring a miserable Cricket World Cup in England and Wales and being trounced 3-0 in their World Test Championship debut in India.

  • England's players wait for a decision against New Zealand's captain Kane Williamson during the fifth day of the second cricket Test match between England and New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton on 3 December 2019. Picture: AFP

    England fancied for Test series as host look for fresh energy

    England will be looking to bring a heady year to a successful close in the opening Test of their four-match series against South Africa, which starts on Boxing Day in Pretoria but must beware a home side eager to revive their fortunes.

  • FILE: South Africa's cricket team head coach Mark Boucher looks on during a team training session at the SuperSport Park Cricket Stadium in Centurion, on 20 December 2019, ahead of a four-match Test series against England starting on 26 December 2019. Picture: AFP

    Boucher wants to build belief in 'new' South Africa

    South Africa have lost their last five Tests, including two shock home losses to Sri Lanka and three heavy defeats in India, but the arrival of Boucher and an army of experienced technical team members has the potential to change their fortunes.

  • FILE: Proteas fast bowler Kagiso Rabada. Picture: @OfficialCSA/Twitter

    Student Rabada hails impact of 'greats' Boucher and Kallis

    Ex-wicketkeeper Boucher and all-rounder Kallis are new to their roles, but have 986 games of international cricket behind them across all three formats, including 313 tests, and will aim to get the ailing South African red ball side back on track after a dismal 2019.

  • FILE: Former Proteas allrounder Jacques Kallis. Picture: AFP

    South Africa must rebuild like England did, says Kallis

    The Proteas lost by 49 runs to Pakistan on Sunday, ruling themselves out of contention for the semi-finals in the process having won only one of their seven matches at the tournament, a win over minnows Afghanistan.

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    The man who taught SA maths honoured

    Former mathematics teacher William Smith was awarded the Order of the Baobab in Silver for his contribution to teaching and for demystifying mathematics and science. Through TV, he made mathematics and science accessible, even to the most marginalised in South African society.

  • Former South African cricketer Jacques Kallis runs safe during the second one-day International match between South Africa and Sri Lanka at the Buffalo Park in East London on January 14, 2012. Picture: AFP

    Former Proteas all-rounder Kallis awarded Order of Ikhamanga

    Legendary Proteas all-rounder Jacques Kallis has been bestowed an Order of Ikhamanga in the silver division by President Cyril Ramaphosa for his contribution to cricket and the role he has played in putting South Africa on the world sports map.