Akani Simbine was crowned 100m king at the African Athletics Championships in Asaba, Nigeria winning with a time of 10.25 seconds.
The South African 100m record-holder added the continental crown to his Commonwealth Games title proving he is a championship racer.
Seven-time national champion Simon Magakwe finished in third place clocking 10.35 to give South Africa a 1-3 finish.
The double follows on the gold-silver sweep at the Commonwealth Games where Simbine and Henricho Bruintjies shared the podium.
“It is a really great achievement for me, I came out this year wanting to win the African title and the Commonwealth Games title and for me, it has been a great season,” Simbine said.
“I am really excited going into the next two years. I had a few speed wobbles but just to come out on top is amazing.”
Samaai must have felt like always being the bridesmaid whenever he lined up against compatriot and world long-jump champion Luvo Manyango over the last two years.
But Samaai got one over Manyonga to retain the continental title he won two years ago in Durban with a winning leap of 8.45m beating his countryman by two centimetres.
“We’re competitors but at the end of the day we try to back each other up,” Samaai said. “We focus on showing the world what South Africa is about and what our brotherhood is about.”
The South African 100m hurdles record-holder opened South Africa’s account at the continental championships adding the silver medal to the gold she won four years ago.
Nigeria’s Oluwatobiloba Amusan dominated the race crossing the line well ahead of her competitors with a time of 12.86 seconds.
Steenkamp crossed the line in second place with a time of 13.18 well short of her season’s best and national record of 12.81.
The teenage shot-put sensation continued his rise in the senior ranks adding the African bronze medal to the junior world title he won in Tampere, Finland.
Demonstrating maturity that belies his age, Blignaut bagged the bronze medal with a best heave of 19.05 metres with Nigeria’s Enekweche Chukwuembuka taking the spoils with a throw of 21.08m.