African and global award categories introduced as nominations open for the 2020 Momentum gsport Awards, celebrating the 15th edition of South Africa’s longest running women’s sport awards.
Cricket South Africa Media Manager, Sipokazi Sokanyile, is playing a significant role in the media game, which has seen her journey from intern to international media star. She chats to Celine Abrahams about her love for cricket and her passion to see women in sport thriving.
2019 Momentum gsport Awards Woman in Social Media winner, Lee-Ann Mpofu, wants to make her presence felt internationally. She chats to Celine Abrahams about how winning the gsport Award has encouraged her to take her career to the next level.
ABC News’s Brittany Carter continues to champion women’s sport in Australia by affording athletes the opportunity to share their stories on the Ladies Who League podcast platform. Carter chats to Selina Munsamy about the growing support of women’s sport and overcoming challenges in her career.
Rowing South Africa’s Development Coordinator, Virginia Mabaso, aims to impact every province as she continues to develop rowing from grassroots and introduce the sport into new districts. She also chats to Celine Abrahams about championing female participation and juggling her career, fashion designing and family.
Ghana-born global sports broadcasting trailblazer, Benny Bonsu, is known as the Oprah of Sport because of her witty, straight to the point interviewing style. She tells Kass Naidoo about her passion for mentoring and her wish to be Africa’s Olivia Pope.
Founder of The Sports Queen, Grace Chirumanzu’s vision is to establish a good network of sports journalists who are passionate about women’s sport in Africa. Zimababwe’s 2018 Sportswoman of the Year also chats to Kass Naidoo about her sports journey that has seen her impact sport as an athlete, administrator and media professional.
Maties Sport Chief Director and 2019 Momentum gsport Awards Ministerial recipient Ilhaam Groenewald blogs to encourage student-athletes to remain in a positive state of mind during COVID-19 times and shares how Stellenbosch University is using technology to keep the passion flowing.
For the past six years, Zola Thamae has held fort as the only woman provincial cricket union president in South Africa. The formidable Free State Cricket Union President tells Kass Naidoo that women occupying leading roles for the first time need to be inducted and given ongoing support.
Award winning sportscaster, Lindiwe Dube, is using her life story to inspire young girls growing up in disadvantaged areas. The 2019 Estee Lauder Style Star of the Year chats to Celine Abrahams about the importance of brand presentation in her quest to become one of the best!
Canoeing South Africa President, Kim Pople, is passionate about people satisfaction and believes she will remain involved sport administration for as long as her leadership is required. She spoke to Celine Abrahams about her journey to becoming only the second woman President of Canoeing South Africa and how she plans to develop the sport.
Inspiring and well-respected football journalist, Melissa Reddy’s journey has seen her rise from an intern at Summit TV to a regular contributor at UK’s major broadcasters. She chats to Celine Abrahams about living her childhood dream, breaking barriers and confidently standing her ground in football spaces.