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2016-08-15 20:49
Wayde van Niekerk (Getty Images)

Wayde van Niekerk (Getty Images)

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Cape Town – South Africa awoke to rapturous news of the country’s first gold medal at the Rio Olympics from Wayde van Niekerk who won the men’s 400m race.

Van Niekerk was clearly inspired by his athlete mother.

READ: How Wayde's mom blazed the trail for her son

Wayde van Niekerk competes in the men's 400m final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro. (Natacha Pisarenko, AP)


Athletic superstar Usain Bolt took time out from his glory celebrations following his 100m men’s gold medal to congratulate Wade van Niekerk on his 400m world record.

WATCH: Bolt's reaction to Wayde's WR is priceless

READ: 10 top Wayde van Niekerk ‘must read’ stories

Jamaica's Usain Bolt, facing, winner of the men's 100m final embraces Wayde van Niekerk, winner of the men's 400m final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro. (Julio Cortez, AP)


More good news for South African is that the fuel price is likely to decline for a second month following a stronger rand.

READ: Good news as petrol price headed downward

Petrol prices are set to come down in South Africa as the rand continues to strengthen. (Duncan Alfreds, News24)


That lower petrol price will be great for Wade van Niekerk and the 270kW hatchback he can't wait to drive.

READ: 270kW hatchback Wayde van Niekerk can't wait to drive

Wayde van Niekerk, gold medal winner of the men's 400m, watches men's 100m final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro. (Jae C Hong, AP)


Ronan Keating touched down in Cape Town on Sunday ahead of his South African tour, starting at the Grand Arena, GrandWest.

PICS: Ronan Keating arrives in South Africa

Ronan Keating arrives in Cape Town. (Nardus Engelbrecht, Channel24)

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