The squad of 27 have arrived in London for the IAAF World Championships, which gets underway on Friday, August 4 until Sunday August 13.
This year has seen tough South African competition, with some dominating the rankings in their fields. Sport24 adds that the South African team won three medals at the 2015 Beijing World Championships where Wayde van Niekerk claimed gold in 400m, Anaso Jobodwana obtained bronze in the 200m and Sunette Viljoen received bronze in javelin.
Here are six of the country's best chances at bringing home a medal in London:
Rushwahl Samaai (long jump)
Akani Simbine (100m, 200m)
Antonio Alkana (110m hurdles)
Luvo Manyonga (long jump)
Caster Semenya (800m, 1500m)
Wayde van Niekerk (200m, 400m)