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Tshwane South College principal in Mkhwebane's radar

A Tshwane South College (TSC) principal is in hot water for alleged maladministration, corruption an.

Fireworks erupt during the closing ceremony. Picture credits: Reuters

Rio Paralympics says 'mission accomplished' as Games close

Rio Paralympics organizers declared mission accomplished Sunday ahead of a closing ceremony that will celebrate the against-the-odds success of the Games but also pause to remember an Iranian cyclist killed in a race.

Rio Paralympics stages final show in shadow of tragedy

Cyclist Bahman Golbarnezhad of Iran is in action shortly after the start of the Men's Road Race C4-5 during the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 17 September 2016. Golbarnezhad died 17 September following a crash in the race. He reportedly was treated at the scene of the accident before taken to hospital. The 48-year old athlete was later announced dead by the Iranian NPC.  Picture credits: EPA Rio on Sunday closes a Paralympic Games that many feared would be a fiasco but which turned into a triumph, though marred in the final hours by the death of an Iranian cyclist.

Russian javelin thrower stripped of 2008 silver

Maria Abakumova of Russia reacts as she competes in the women's javelin throw final during the IAAF World Athletics Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow August 18, 2013. Picture credits: REUTERS Russian Maria Abakumova was on Tuesday stripped of the javelin silver medal she won at the 2008 Olympic Games after re-analysis of samples taken in Beijing tested positive for drugs.

Paralympics: Reprimand for new protest by Ethiopian runner

Silver medalist Tamiru Demisse of Ethiopia celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Men's 1500m - T13 Final during day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images) The International Paralympic Committee reprimanded a visually impaired Ethiopian runner Monday for crossing his arms above his head at the finish line, a protest against alleged rights abuses by his government.

Sensational teenager Mahlangu wins silver as SA secures six medals at the Paralympic Games

 Silver medalist Ntando Mahlangu of South Africa celebrate on the podium at the medal ceremony for the Menâs 200m â T42 Final during day 4 of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on September 11, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Alexandre Loureiro/Getty Images) South Africans woke up on Monday to anything but a blue Monday as Team South Africa celebrated six of the best medals in Rio de Janeiro.

I'm not ready yet for euthanasia: Vervoort

Belgium Marieke Vervoort participates in the women's 400 m, during the Rio 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10 September 2016.  Picture credits: EPA Belgian Paralympian Marieke Vervoort said in Rio on Sunday that she’s still considering euthanasia to escape a life of unbearable physical pain — only not quite yet.

Charl, Fanie and Ilse boost Team SA’s medal count to five #rio2016

Charl du Toit and Fanie van der Merwe banked Team South Africa’s third and fourth medals of the Paralympic Games in Rio on Sunday as they ran to first and third place respectively in the T37 100-metre track final.

Paralympic authorities probe Algeria's no-show versus Israel

Oliver Horauf, Michael Feistle and Reno Tiede of Germany attempt to block the ball against the while playing against the Canadian national team (front) in during the Goalball - Men's Preliminary - Group A , Match 17 at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10 September 2016.  EPA Paralympic authorities said Sunday they are skeptical about Algeria’s claim that its women’s goalball team missed a game against Israel in Rio purely due to travel delays.

How's this for motivation? Athletics couple say the one who earns less in 2016 must pay for end-of-year holiday

Athlete Irvette van Zyl is in a race against time to recover from injury ahead of a lucrative series decider in Johannesburg next month‚ motivated in part by a bet with her husband.

Rio opens Games for 'superhumans'

'When I see my name with the world record next to it‚ I always think that is not me’ - Van Niekerk

Members of the public as well as school kids came out to give a hero's welcome to Wayde van Niekerk. Wayde van Niekerk, a South African athlete,  who broke the 400m world record at the 2016 Rio Olympic games was presented with an Audi R8 on his arrival at OR Tambo International airport Wednesday.The 24-year-old will be loaned a V10 Plus model for one year according to Audi South Africa. Van Niekerk was named as an Audi Sport Ambassadors ahead of the Games earlier in August. PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY/THE TIMES

South African golden boy Van Niekerk overwhelmed after receiving hero's welcome back home

Members of the public as well as school kids came out to give a hero's welcome to Wayde van Niekerk. Wayde van Niekerk, a South African athlete,  who broke the 400m world record at the 2016 Rio Olympic games was presented with an Audi R8 on his arrival at OR Tambo International airport Wednesday.The 24-year-old will be loaned a V10 Plus model for one year according to Audi South Africa. Van Niekerk was named as an Audi Sport Ambassadors ahead of the Games earlier in August. PHOTOGRAPH: ALON SKUY/

Despite crises, para-athletes ready to rock Rio

Caster Semenya storms to emphatic 800m gold #rio2016

Caster Semenya of South Africa holds up the South African flag and celebrates her win in the women's 800m during the evening session on Day 15 Athletics of the 2016 Rio Olympics at Olympic Stadium on August 20, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Roger Sedres/Gallo Images)

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