the main sport in south Africa is rugby but they also play a lot of soccer on the streets
The main ones are rugby, soccer, cricket and field hockey.
They play many sports, but the most dominant sport is soccer.
One may play the sport of Rugby by being a part of the South Africa National Rugby Union Team, known as the "Springboks" in South Africa. The team was founded sometime in the late 1890's (exact date unknown).
If by south Africa you mean South Africa, it isn't. Rugby is actually the most popular sport, and by far the sport they have had the most success in, though I suppose that is one of the many sports that can be referred to as "football". If by south Africa you mean southern Africa, I'm not aware of it being any more popular in southern Africa than the rest of Africa, where it is popular because it is cheap to play, Africa has a warm climate conducive to outdoor sports, and because of the British and French colonial presence there in the late 1800s and early 1900s.
The wealthy children either play sport or watch TV/ play playstation while the poorer children play sports, football mainly.
cricket and soccer
Different countries in Africa play many different sports, football (soccer) is very popular in most African countries, also South Africa are a big rugby nation
the question should be "do they play sport insouth Africa?"Nothing wrong with your question, I will answer, 1st Football, 2nd Cricket, 3rd Rugby Union and after that boxing, hockey, surfing, netball and running