The more we report on women’s sport, the more newsmakers we unearth. The bumper June #GAL2021 Newsmakers list, powered by Momentum, is a result of South African women in sport continuing to produce unstoppable performances globally.
SPAR Proteas’ Bongi Msomi broke new ground becoming the third SA national team captain to join Roc Nation Sports.
Springbok Women’s prop, Babalwa Latsha, also took a further step in her career, signing a deal with sports agency – Sminc Sports Management – as she aims to impact the lives of young girls on the African continent.
Another star flying the South African flag high on the international stage is current number one ranked all-rounder in ODI cricket, Marizanne Kapp, who signed for the Perth Scorchers for the 2021-22 Women’s Big Bash League season.
The Mail and Guardian honoured Clinical Psychologist, Dr Koketjo Tsebe, SASCOC Board Member, Lwandile Simelane, Para-Swimmer, Kat Swanepoel and Sports physiotherapist, Jolandi Jacobs, in their latest 200 Young South Africans list for their outstanding work both on and off the field.
With the Olympic Games less than a month away, Team South Africa announced a second batch of athletes that are set to represent the country in Tokyo.
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Bongi Msomi – Becomes Third SA National Captain to Join Roc Nation Sports
Babalwa Latsha – Signs New Deal with Sports Agency SMinc Sports Management
Cara Hendricks – Earns Scholarship to Study at Tennessee Wesleyan University
Dumi Chauke – Elected Laureus SA Sport for Good Foundation Ambassador and HOD of Sport for TUT Ga-Rankuwa Campus
Dr Koketjo Tsebe – Included in M&G 200 Young South Africans List
Gillian Sanders – Runner-up in the Women’s Elite Race at the Africa Triathlon in Egypt
Imperial – Partners gsport to Honour Women in Sport on the Continent at the Momentum gsport Awards
Janine van Wyk – Wins the Scottish Women’s Premier League Title with Glasgow City FC
Jenna Seymour-Smith – Wins Gold in the Junior Category at the 2021 Africa Triathlon Cup
Jo-Ané van Dyk – Beats Previous Javelin PB by 4 metres and Breaks 60m Barrier at Kladno Continental Bronze Meeting
Karen Smithies – Joins ICC Mentorship Programme
Kat Swanepoel – Included in M&G 200 Young South Africans List
Lifalethu Khumalo – Elected Team Manager of the SA U19 Netball Team
Louzanne Coetzee – To Serve as Para-Athletes’ Representative on SASAPD’s National Executive Committee
Lwandile Simelane – Included in M&G 200 Young South Africans List
Marizanne Kapp – Signs for Perth Scorchers for the 2021-22 Women’s Big Bash League
Michelle Weber – Qualifies for Tokyo Olympic Games
Momentum gsport Awards – Nominations Open for #gsport16
Netball South Africa – Unveils the Official 2023 Netball World Cup Logo
Nielsen Sports South Africa – Partners gsport to Use Research Data and Insights to Help Elevate Women’s Sport and Showcase Its Value
Nikki Birkett – Wins Scottburgh to Brighton Surfski Marathon Title
Ode Fulutudilu – Wins the Scottish Women’s Premier League title with Glasgow City FC
Saskia Hockly – Wins Iconic Bay Union King of the Bay Surfski Title
Simone Ackermann – Wins Women’s Elite Race at the Africa Triathlon in Egypt
Team South Africa – Announces Second Batch of Athletes for Tokyo Olympic Games
Tracy McKay – Wins Tyre Life Solutions SA Para Surfing Champs Title
Xolile Mabuza – Joins ICC Mentorship Programme
Yolande de Villiers – Claims Top Honours at the Trans Elands MTB Marathon
Zandile Malinga – Elected Chairperson of the KwaZulu-Natal Professional Boxing Association