Feature Articles

Why We Play Sport!

Since September last year gsport has been running a poll on the website asking you why you play sport. Was it for the love of the game, for that winning feeling, to keep in shape, for the social vibe, or for the money? Nearly 55% of you said you played sport because you loved it, […]

Behind the Scenes: gsport Cover Shoot

  September gSTAR of the Month, celebrated South African mountaineer Deshun Deysel spent a busy day with Clinique and gsport, as gsport’s very first cover girl. All pictures by Stephan van Wyk.   On 30 August 2007, Clinique and gsport’s Kass Naidoo met with the gsport September gSTAR nominee, celebrated mountaineer Deshun Deysel, for a […]

5 Mins with SPAR’s Wendy Kruger

For many years now, supermarket giant, SPAR, have been the biggest corporate supporter of women’s sport, with major investments in hockey, netball, and road running. Last month, SPAR announced that it was renewing its sponsorship of netball for another three years. The sponsorship, worth over R12 million, covers the annual inter-provincial championships and the national […]

2007 Hall of Fame: Hazel Gumede

2007 Hall of Fame: Hazel Gumede

To her fans and admirers, Hazel Gumede will always be known as “Special”. This eighties netball phenomenon kept South Africa talking for nearly 20 years, as she excelled in the game she loved, and won a treasure-chest full of awards along the way. Hazel started playing netball in 1976 during the strikes, sporting talent also […]

Hazel Gumede

To her fans and admirers, Hazel Gumede will always be known as “Special”. This eighties netball phenomenon kept South Africa talking for nearly 20 years, as she excelled in the game she loved, and won a treasure-chest full of awards along the way.   Hazel started playing netball in 1976 during the strikes, sporting talent […]

Bronwyn’s Back – And that’s Good News for Netball

    In May 2003, it appeared that Bronwyn Bock-Jonathan’s netball career was over. The charismatic captain of the Spar South African team which was on a tour of Australia ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament in her right leg.   She flew back to South Africa heavy-hearted in the knowledge that once again, she would […]

Women Supporting Women

  When I was host of SAfm’s week-daily sports show Game Plan between 2003 and 2006, I was regularly reminded about the poor state of women’s sport, and the topic underlining the lack of support for women’s sport came up time and again in interviews.  

Nike Women’s Sports Stars Making Impact

    People often ask if women’s sport is improving, and I guess the mere fact that they’re asking the question, means that we’re finally talking about women in sport and are interested in their achievements.  

2007 July Woman in Media: Vaylen Kirtley

As a teenager, Vaylen Kirtley graced our television screens with her bubbly presentation style on SABC Sport. Now, at the age of 20, she has the kind of highlights some only dream of. Vaylen spoke to gsport about life as a sports broadcaster in South Africa, her role models, her inspirations and aspirations, and her love for sport. Introducing gsport’s July Woman in Media, one of South Africa’s hottest young broadcasting talents, Vaylen Kirtley!

Women’s Cricket Forges Ahead

    Things may have seemed a bit quiet after the National Women’s Cricket team’s successful five-match ODI home series against Pakistan earlier this year.  

Gearing for Netball World Champs!

      South African national netball coach, Burta de Kock, is a realistic woman. She understands that things may not always go the way she wants, but she is prepared to work with any situation, to make sure that South Africa is always well represented on the world stage.