African and Global Recognitions Headline September Newsmakers List

by | Oct 1, 2021

Heritage Month concluded on a high as women in sport proudly flew the flag around the globe to add to a fierce #GAL2021 list, powered by Momentum.

All eyes were on Banyana Banyana as the senior national women’s football team clipped the wings of giants, Nigeria, in the final of the inaugural Aisha Buhari Cup.

Across the globe, the Momentum Proteas displayed champion performances to claim the ODI and T20 series victories over West Indies.

Swimming sensations, Rebecca Meder and Lara van Niekerk, qualified for the World Short Course Championships set to take place in Abu Dhabi in December after claiming top honours at the SA Short Course Championships.

South African golf star, Kaiyuree Moodley, is finding her footing on the American greens, winning Medalist Honours at the Brian National Collegiate.

The gsport Annual List (#GAL2021) was launched in 2019. It is South Africa’s only newsmakers event that is dedicated to women’s sport.

Positive stories are told 24/7 in the gsport Newsroom powered by Momentum and monthly, a list is released, ahead of the Annual Top10 set to be announced towards the end of the year.

Scroll down to click through to the updates featuring the gsport September 2021 full list of Newsmakers below!


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The September 2021 Newsmakers:

Bianca Buitendag – Receives Honour by Western Cape Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport

Badminton SA – U19 Team Claim Top Honours at All Africa U19 Champs

Banyana Banyana – Beat Nigeria to Win Inaugural Aisha Buhari Cup

Christie Mackenzie – Wins SA K1 River Championships

Dané van Niekerk – Signs Deal with Adelaide Strikers in WBBL

Kaiyuree Moodley – Wins Medalist Honours at Brian National Collegiate

Kesa Molotsane – Wins ASA Cross Country Championships

Kgothatso Montjane – Wins Singles and Doubles SA Spring Open Titles

Kira Ribbink – Defends Junior Women’s Elite Title at the 2021 Bonaqua Africa Triathlon Cup

Lara van Niekerk – Earns Qualifying Time for World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi

Laura Wolvaardt – Re-signs With Adelaide Strikers in WBBL

Louzanne Coetzee – Wins Historic Marathon Bronze Medal in World Record Time

Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies – Win 2021 Total Energies CAF Women’s Champions League – COSAFA Qualifiers

Mignon du Preez – Joins Hobart Hurricanes in WBBL

Momentum Proteas – Secure First ODI and T20 Series Victory Over West Indies

Rebecca Meder – Earns Qualifying Time for World Short Course Championships in Abu Dhabi

Sheryl James – Wins Bronze in 400m (T37) at Paralympic Games

Tadu Nare – Maintains Unbeaten Record in the SPAR Grand Prix 10km Series

TuksNetball – Win 22nd USSA Netball Championship Title

Tuks – Win Fourth Consecutive USSA Women’s Hockey Title

VUT – Win 2021 USSA Women’s Basketball Title

Zintle Mpupha – Becomes Second Only SA Female Rugby Player to Sign a European Deal


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