Here is the provisional schedule - released a week before the Games - of the SA athletes for London 2012. It is in .pdf format.
Please note that this is subject to change.
South Africa made its debut at the Paralympics in 1964, just after it was barred from the Olympics for its Apartheid policies.
Ni ne athletes represented South Africa at those games, which were held in Toyko in Japan, with four disciplines represented: archery, athletics, swimming and weightlifting.
Over the ensuing years South Africa’s Apartheid policies saw it becoming increasing marginalized in the world of competitive sport, but it was only after the 1976 games that the country was finally barred from participating at the Paralympics, a ban that stood until 1992 when a post-Apartheid South Africa was welcomed back to mainstream sport.
Over the years South Africa has produced a number of very high profile Paralympic athletes, some of whom have also gone on to represent the country at the actual Olympics as well - the most well known of these are undoubtedly Oscar ‘Blade Runner’ Pistorius and swimmer Natalie Du Toit.
Since readmission South Africa’s Paralympic squads have grown increasingly large, with 62 athletes set to compete in London in 2012. However size does not necessarily equate to success and despite the larger squads of the post-Apartheid years, SA’s most successful games, was in 1972, when the country placed fourth overall with 41 medals, 16 of them gold.