Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
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Strikers Fernando Torres, David Villa and Diego Costa have all been included in Spain's 23-man Soccer World Cup squad.
Underwhelming up front and uneasy at the back, but England still signed off with a victory at Wembley Stadium before the SWC.
Vicente del Bosque's calm and composed demeanor doesn't quite reveal the true extent of the stress he has endured in leading Spain.
Spain coach Vicente del Bosque is hopeful Diego Costa will recover in time to feature at the SWC starting in just over two weeks.
Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger dissuaded Jack Wilshere from rushing his comeback from injury to ensure SWC fitness.
Watch Germany's Marco Reus talk about the 'group of death' at the World Cup in this Puma advert.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez has told his Liverpool teammate Glen Johnson that he expects to be fit for their World Cup match.
Uruguay striker Luis Suarez is progressing "very well" after undergoing keyhole surgery on his left knee.
Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho will captain France in their SWC warm-up friendly against Norway at the Stade de France.
Meet the wives and girlfriends of World Cup stars Sami Khedira, Mario Gotze, Sergio Ramos and more...
The Ivory Coast medical team has confirmed that defender Kolo Toure has contracted malaria, but expects him to recover for SWC.
Didier Drogba may be looking at his best chance of reaching the knockout stage in what will surely be the striker's final SWC.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who is still feeling the effects of a thigh injury, will miss Portugal's SWC warm-up match against Greece.
Left-back Luke Shaw could miss England's last SWC friendly on home soil against Peru after developing a cold.
This year's FIFA World Cup will introduce goal-line technology and German company GoalControl are ready to put it to the test.
Sergio talks about Argentina's chances at the World Cup and his past tournament experiences in this Puma ad.
Jack Wilshere, who missed the last two months of the season through injury, says he will be fit to play for England at the SWC.
Bafana Bafana coach Gordon Igesund has urged his Australia to go to Brazil with a positive attitude and enjoy the SWC.
Cesare Prandelli has signed a two-year contract extension that will keep him in charge of Italy through to 2016.
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