Gallery: Team SA arrive home

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  1. The fans came out in their finest to welcome their new heroes and heroines. Picture: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images
  2. Students from Crawford College were there to welcome former student and Olympic gold medallist Matthew Brittain home. Picture: Gallo Images
  3. Gold medallists Cameron van der Burgh (left) and Chad le Clos.
  4. Caster Semenya chats to Cameron van der Burgh with her grandmother Mmabuthi Segale looking on. Picture: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images
  5. The Team SA medallist are presented to the fans. Picture: Gallo Images
  6. Sports minister Fikile Mdlalula and Winnie Mandela had a good time on stage. Picture: Gallo Images
  7. A young South African fan blows a vuvuzela in the arrivals hall at OR Tambo International airport. Picture: Gallo Images
  8. Cameron van der Burgh collected a a cheque for R400 000 for his gold medal-winning effort in London. Picture: Gallo Images
  9. Caster Semenya leads the medal winners through the crowd. Picture: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images
  10. Colourfully dressed fan gathered with Caster Semenya's grandmother Mmabuthi Segale to welcome the 800m silver medallist. Picture: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images
  11. Fans sing while trying to catch a glimpse of the team. Picture: Gallo Images
  12. Caster Semenya hugs her brother in the arrivals hall at OR Tambo. Picture: Duif du Toit / Gallo Images
  13. Team SA's medal winners on stage. Picture: Gallo Images
  14. Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh with some of their fans. Picture: Gallo Images
  15. Caster Semenya collects the R50 000 cheque for her coach Maria Mutola. Picture: Gallo Images
  16. Sizwe Ndlovu receives his R100 000 cheque from sports minister Fikile Mdlalula (left) and Gideon Sam (right). Picture: Gallo Images
  17. John Smith receives his cheque for R100 000 after his gold medal-winning performance in the rowing. Picture: Gallo Images
  18. Bridgitte Hartley collects her coach Nandor Almasi's R20 000 cheque for his part in her success at the Olympics. Picture: Gallo Images
  19. Swiiming coach Graham Hill receives his cheque for R150 000 from sports minister Fikile Mbalula (left) and Sascoc's Gideon Sam (right).

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