South Africa reached the Netball World Cup semi-finals for the first time in 24 years after coasting to a 67-40 victory over Uganda in Liverpool on Wednesday evening.
The Proteas continued to ooze confidence as they recorded their fifth consecutive victory at the global showpiece to march on to Saturday’s playoffs in the hope of winning their maiden world title.
South Africa defied the odds to reach the final at the 1995 Netball World Championship in Birmingham, where they won the silver medal after losing to Australia in the final.
Led by captain Bongi Msomi, the Proteas have one more group assignment against Commonwealth Games champions and hosts England on Thursday evening (9pm SA time start).
Although they have secured a semi-final place, they will be looking to beat the English Roses to set up a clash against the second-placed team in the other group.