1995: The Rugby World Cup was first major sporting event to take place in South Africa after apartheid. Mandela presented winning trophy to Francois Pienaar, South African rugby captain.

1995: The Rugby World Cup was first major sporting event to take place in South Africa after apartheid. Mandela presented winning trophy to Francois Pienaar, South African rugby captain.

An Orlando Pirates supporter during the CAF Confederation Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Zanaco at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - 6 April 2013

Africa in pictures: 5-11 April 2013

An Orlando Pirates supporter during the CAF Confederation Cup match between Orlando Pirates and Zanaco at FNB Stadium, Johannesburg, South Africa - 6 April 2013

South African surfers in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of riders on a single wave at Muizenberg in Cape Town, September 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

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South African surfers in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the highest number of riders on a single wave at Muizenberg in Cape Town, September 26, 2010. (REUTERS/Mike Hutchings)

South African climber Cathy O’Dowd is best known as the first woman to climb Everest from both south and north sides.  She has been practicing mountain sports for over 25 years and in 2012 was a team member on the first ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno Ridge, one of the most significant ascents in the Himalaya this year. (Photo: Courtesy Cathy O'Dowd)

South African climber Cathy O’Dowd is best known as the first woman to climb Everest from both south and north sides. She has been practicing mountain sports for over 25 years and in 2012 was a team member on the first ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno Ridge, one of the most significant ascents in the Himalaya this year. (Photo: Courtesy Cathy O'Dowd)

The Hans Merensky golf course situated on the border of the Kruger National Park near Phalaborwa - South Africa Sports Top Ten South African Sports

The Hans Merensky golf course situated on the border of the Kruger National Park near Phalaborwa - South Africa Sports Top Ten South African Sports

Burry Stander on his bike during the London Olympics (12 August 2012). He was knocked off his bike 3 January 2013 and died.   "There will never be another Burry Stander. We have lost a hero, a great South African and an athlete… someone who has given it his all when it comes to sport," Fikile Mbalula South African Sports Minister

Burry Stander death: South African taxi driver in court

Burry Stander on his bike during the London Olympics (12 August 2012). He was knocked off his bike 3 January 2013 and died. "There will never be another Burry Stander. We have lost a hero, a great South African and an athlete… someone who has given it his all when it comes to sport," Fikile Mbalula South African Sports Minister

Windsurfing is a popular sport in South Africa - South Africa Sports Top Ten South African Sports

Windsurfing is a popular sport in South Africa - South Africa Sports Top Ten South African Sports

Chad le Clos looks on at disbelief at his win  Chad le Clos of South Africa celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 200m Butterfly final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre.

Chad le Clos looks on at disbelief at his win Chad le Clos of South Africa celebrates after winning the gold in the men's 200m Butterfly final on Day 4 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre.

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