The gsport initiative is proud to unveil our first set of monthly newsmakers in the build up to the second Gsport Annual List event in December 2020.

January’s newsmakers include Sune Luus, the first woman to take two six wicket hauls in ODI cricket, Thembi Kgatlana, who signed for Portugal’s Benfica, Kirsten Landman and Taye Perry, the first African women to complete the Dakar Rally, and Saray Khumalo, the first African woman to reach the South Pole.

December 29, 2019, was an important date in the gsport calendar as we launched the Gsport Annual List (#GAL2019), our first ever annual list of women’s sport newsmakers. The event and the concept was a success and it inspired the team to come up with monthly newsmakers in the build up to the second Gsport Annual List (#GAL2020) in December.

We think the list of newsmakers for January 2020 is top drawer. It shows that South African women on a daily basis are doing great things on the continent and beyond.

 

JANUARY GSPORT NEWSMAKERS:

Babalwa Latsha – scored seven tries in her first two games for Spanish side, Eibar

Gerda Steyn – wins Dubai 10km road race

KG Montjane – reaches Australian Open singles wheelchair tennis semi-finals

Kirsten Landman – first African woman to finish Dakar Rally alongside Taye Perry

Linda Motlhalo – joins Djurgardens in Sweden

Proteas Women – complete first ever ODI series win over New Zealand in New Zealand

Saray Khumalo – first ever African woman to reach the South Pole

Sune Luus – first ever women’s cricketer to take six wickets in an ODI twice in her career

Taye Perry – first African woman to finish Dakar Rally along with Kirsten Landman

Thembi Kgatlana – joins Portugal’s Benfica

 

You too can have your say on who you think deserves to be newsmaker of the month by sending your nominations to  sportsnews@gsport.co.za

 

Follow @gsport4girls across social media and register a free membership at gsport.co.za/login to join the movement to raise the profile of women’s sport in South Africa.

Whatever your role as a woman in sport, use the free gsport self publishing service to tell your story and grow your brand. Everyone is a newsmaker in their own right.

If you have any story idea, please email sportsnews@gsport.co.za

 

 

Photo 1 Caption: Proteas Women cricketer, Sune Luus, became the first ever women’s cricketer to take six wickets in an ODI twice in her career. Photo: @OfficialCSA (Twitter)
Photo 2 Caption: South African international footballer, Thembi Kgatlana, joins Portugal’s Benfica. Photo: @kgatlanathe1st (Instagram)
Photo 3 Caption: Kirsten Landman, the first African woman to complete the Dakar Rally. Photo: @kirstlandman (Instagram)
Photo 4 Caption: Along with Kirsten Landman, Taye Perry, also joined the list to become the second African woman to complete the Dakar Rally. Photo: @taye_perry (Instagram)
Photo 5 Caption: Saray Khumalo became the first ever African woman to reach the South Pole. Photo: Summits With A Purpose (Facebook Page)