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Sport24 readers have hailed the increase in South African Paralympian medal bonuses to equal those of their able-bodied counterparts.
Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula has called the SA team "tenacious" and "driven" after they returned home from the Paralympics.
See pictures from OR Tambo International as Team SA's Paralympians arrive home from the London Paralympics.
SA swimmer Kevin Paul says he is happy with his silver medal in the men's SB9 100m breaststroke Paralympic final.
Sascoc president Gideon Sam says hard work lies ahead if South Africa wants to "catch up" with leading nations at the 2016 Paralympics.
He may be going home a gold medal short, but Oscar Pistorius still ruled at the 2012 London Paralympics Games.
London bids farewell to the Games at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Paralympics. See all the pictures.
President Jacob Zuma has congratulated the SA Paralympics team on their sterling performance at the Paralympic Games.
Sascoc president Gideon Sam says they have no issue with minister Fikile Mbalula's decision to up the Paralympic heroes' prize money.
Oscar Pistorius and Fanie van der Merwe have ended Team SA’s Paralympic effort in fine style, adding two more gold medals.
Watch South Africa's athletes return from the 2012 London Paralympics to an enthusiastic welcome at OR Tambo International Airport.
SA's athletes returned from the 2012 London Paralympics to an enthusiastic welcome at OR Tambo International Airport.
Hundreds of people have turned out to welcome home South Africa's athletes who competed in the 2012 London Paralympics.
Sascoc CEO Tubby Reddy says the total amount of R7.9m is ready to be paid to South Africa's Paralympic medallists and their coaches.
SA's medal-winning Paralympics will be rolling in millions of extra Rands after the decision to upgrade their incentives.
Games triple gold medallists Natalie du Toit will pocket R1.4m, following a decision to upgrade their monetary incentives.
London has bid farewell to the Paralympics, with a spectacular celebration of the human spirit in a three-hour festival.
London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe says the 2012 Paralympics have helped change perceptions of people with disabilities.
Volunteers at the Paralympics say being assigned to work with Team SA was considered one of the hottest tickets in town.
South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has won a gold medal in the men's 400m T44 final at the London Paralympics.
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