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South Africa through to Netball World Cup semifinals for first time since 1995

The top four has been decided at the Netball World Cup.

South Africa are through to the final four for the first time since 1995 after a strong final quarter got them home against a relatively competitive Uganda.

They join the Silver Ferns, Australia and hosts England as the four confirmed semifinalists.

South Africa v Uganda

Southern Steel star Lenize Potgieter continued her strong tournament by scoring a game-high 46 from 49 as South Africa beat Uganda 67-40 to advance through to the semifinals on Thursday (NZT).

Saving their best for last, South Africa won the final quarter 21-7.

"We knew they were going to be a tough opponent. They always bring their best game against us," goal defence Karla Pretorius said. "They have a typical African style of play and it definitely wasn't easy for us. It was hard work but a good start and a good finish got us through."

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