Olympic gold medallist and sprint sensation Wayde van Niekerk has been voted the 2016 South African of the Year.
Rome's new mayor, Virginia Raggi, pulled the plug on the city's bid to host the 2024 Olympics, saying it would bury the city under mountains of debt.
Considered as equals to their able-bodied compatriots South African Paralympians received a rapturous welcome on their return from Rio.
People came out in droves to congratulate the Paralympic team who landed at OR Tambo International Airport Tuesday morning.
Brazil's been partying hard for five years, hosting a string of international mega-events that end with the Paralympics.
Ilse Hayes ended her Paralympic career the way she began it, with a medal in the 400-metres.
With just two days left in the Rio Paralympics, South Africa's youngest superstar, Ntando Mahlangu, wasn't looking too far into the future.
Charl Du Toit became South Africa's first athlete to win two medals at the Rio Paralympics.