This April brings a new gsport theme, focussing on Responsibility. We’ve spoken to a number of the outstanding ladies and athletes featured in this issue about this concept, and it’s interesting to note how most of their perceptions on Responsibility have a personal focus.

In a season during which many of the world’s religions focus on abstinence or fasting in pursuit of spiritual renewal, we invite you to read what our featured personalities have to say about Responsibility, and to re-evaluate your focus on your most urgent needs.

Featured Articles

Along with Responsibility, gsport’s main sporting focus for April is on Road Running, and we kick off this issue with a preview of what is affectionately known as the World’s Most Beautiful Marathon, the Old Mutual Two Oceans Marathon, presented by Nike. Read on…/


Next up, Two Oceans home favourite Farwa Mentoor discusses this remarkable race, her training preparations, and her prospects for the Comrades Marathon, South Africa’s world-renown ultra-marathon, coming up on 17 June, 2007. Read on…/


In a forthright interview as she supports friends and colleagues participating in the ABSA Cape Epic mountain bike challenge, the world’s 21.1km world record holder Elana Meyer takes time to discuss her professional interests and all things Distance Running. Read on…/


In the first of two features on other sports, 17-year old Joburg diving sensation Khetsiwe Morgan tell us about her Olympic ambitions as a diver, sporting travel opportunities, and how to fit it all into a normal school day too! Read on…/


Some won’t call it a sport, many have written if off as the preoccupation of nerds, but in a remarkable turn-about the Gauteng Junior Chess Association prepares to host the SA Ladies Open Chess Tournament, with special guest and USA’s Woman Grand Master, Jennifer Shahade. Read on…/


Wonder Woman Regular: The Language of Destiny: Our resident Wonder Woman columnist, Sharon Lee Plaskitt, considers the impact of our words, and how easy it is for the most simple sentence to be interpreted in an totally different manner than intended. Read on…/



Leading Ladies

This April we have an interesting selection of Leading Ladies for you, three of them busily involved in the frantic world of broadcasting, and the most bashful gSTAR we have ever had the pleasure of interviewing.


The host of SAfm’s Afternoon Talk is planning to run the Comrades Marathon, and has been in training for the last few months. Introducing gsport’s April Woman of the Month, SAfm’s Queen of Talk, Thabiso Sikwane! Read on…/


If you’ve been watching the cricket on SABC Sport and wondering who was behind it all, look no further than Melinda Lombard. A perfectionist of note, Melinda is the Executive Producer of SABC Sport’s live ICC Cricket World Cup broadcast and she is enjoying every minute of it. Read on…/


This likeable SABC 3 News@7 anchor has mixed charm and intellect with a good dose of beauty, and has made the space her own, but not without hard work. Introducing gsport’s Style for April, gorgeous SABC 3 news reader, Joanne JosephRead on…/


This 17-year old hails from the south of Johannesburg, and is considered a bright young prospect in the athletics world of South Africa. We are proud to introduce the April gSTAR: Teenage Cross-Country Talent, Praxedis Dim! Read on…/



gsport Newsroom

Below are the sports news articles published on gsport during April, 2007. A special thanks to all our contacts and contributors, please keep your news coming to gsport … for Girls! at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

  Chess   Greef Retains Chess Title  Mon 30 Apr 
  Surfing   Gale-Force Wind for Surf Open  Sun 29 Apr
  Chess   Chess Champs Results  Sat 28 Apr
  Chess   SA Open’s Touch Challenge  Sat 28 Apr 
  Hockey     New Tournament Boost for Hockey  Sat 28 Apr 
  Chess   Chess Queen Visits Soweto  Sat 28 Apr 
  Bodyboarding   Lize-Mari to Defend Pro-Am  Fri 27 Apr
  Chess   Chess Champs Open in Style  Fri 27 Apr
  Road Running   Jhb City Marathon for Comrades  Fri 27 Apr
  Surfing   Big Surf Predicted for SA Open  Fri 27 Apr
  Tennis   Dunlop Grand Prix Tennis Results  Thu 26 Apr
  Surfing   Champs to Defend World Title  Thu 26 Apr
  Chess   Chess Champs gets Underway Thu 26 Apr
  Tennis   Dunlop Grank Prix Tennis Results  Wed 25 Apr
  Bodyboarding   BodyBoarding Pro-Am Nears  Wed 25 Apr
  Women’s Event   Nominate your Woman of the Year  Wed 25 Apr
  Road Running    Riana van Niekerk Wins Loskop  Tue 24 Apr
  Road Running   Radio Stars Qualify for Comrades  Tue 24 Apr 
  Sports Journalism   Entries Flood SAB Journo Awards  Tue 24 Apr
  Tennis   Dunlop Grand Prix Tennis Results  Tue 24 Apr
  Soccer   Ref Mitchel’s PLS Milestone  Mon 23 Apr
  Cricket   gsport Visits Cricket Camp  Mon 23 Apr
   Soccer   Portia Stars For World Team  Mon 23 Apr
  Cricket   SA Cricket Gears Up  Fri 20 Apr
  Chess    Botswana Boosts Chess Champs  Fri 20 Apr
  Cricket    M&F SA Cricket Award Nominees  Fri 20 Apr
  Golf   Kelli Shines at WP Champs  Fri 20 Apr
  Cycling    Winter Challenge 2007  Thu 19 Apr
  Surfing    Nahoon Reef Hosts SA Open   Thu 19 Apr
  Athletics   Youth & Junior T&F Champs   Wed 18 Apr
  Golf   Kelli and Gilly share WP SP   Wed 18  Apr
  Cycling   Proline Girls Top Prov Champs    Tue 17 Apr
  Tennis   Super 7 Tennis Doubles Results   Tue 17 Apr
  Road Running   Joburg’s Historic Road Race   Tue 17 Apr
  Waterpolo   WP Steal Waterpolo Champs    Mon 16 Apr
  Swimming   Records Tumble at Aquatic Champs   Mon 16 Apr
  Tennis   Super 7 Tennis Finals Results   Mon 16 Apr
  Tennis   Super 7 Tennis Results    Sun 15 Apr
  Golf   SA’s Elite for 5 Nations Tournament   Fri 13 Apr
  Cycling   Dome2Dome Safer, Scenic    Fri 13 Apr
  Chess   2007 SA Women’s Chess Open    Fri 13 Apr
  Athletics   Riveting Duels for Youth Champs    Fri 13 Apr
  Squash   U19 Team Squash Champs   Thu 12 Apr
  Athletics   Top Athletes in Bloem Matha Series    Thu 12 Apr
  Athletics   Eugenie Fancies Youth Champs    Thu 12 Apr
  Tennis   Super 7 Tennis Results    Thu 12 Apr
  Athletics   Spotlight on SA’s Top Athletes   Wed 11 Apr
  Athletics   Russian Lion wins 2 Oceans   Wed 11 Apr
  Athletics   Big Cash in Bloem Matha Series    Tue 10 Apr
  Cricket   WP Cricket Champs Again   Tue 10 Apr
  Surfing   Best Grommet Games Yet   Tue 10 Apr
  Athletics   Two Oceans Results    Sat 07 Apr
  Cricket   Provincial Final a Humdinger    Sat 07 Apr
  Athletics   ASA Blends Youth and Experience   Thu 05 Apr
  Surfing   ASP Opens SA Branch Office   Thu 05 Apr
  Tennis   Gauteng Central Tennis Results   Wed 04 Apr
  Cricket   WP Blow Northerns Away   Wed 04 Apr
  Golf   Kelli Hauls in Four Awards    Wed 04 Apr
  Cricket   National Cricket Squad Announced    Wed 04 Apr
  Tennis   SAA Fed Cup Team Announced   Tue 03 Apr
  Surfing   Grommet Games Changes Surfing   Tue 03 Apr
  Tennis   Gauteng Central Tennis Results    Tue 03 Apr
  Cricket   Boland Trounce KZN in Semis   Mon 02 Apr
  Surfing   Tarryn wins Durban Pro Junior   Mon 02 Apr
  Surfing   Unlucky 13 for Nikita   Mon 02 Apr
  Surfing   Youth over Experience in Juniors    Sun 01 Apr
  Cycling   Team Duravit Scoop Cape Epic    Sun 01 Mar