Groundbreaking Moments Highlight September Newsmakers List

During the month of September, South African women in sport broke barriers, were celebrated and honoured, resulting in a stellar monthly #GAL2022 Newsmakers list, powered by the Momentum gsport Newsroom in partnership with Telkom.

This year, the 2022 Momentum gsport Awards took place on the 14th of September where individuals were honoured for playing their part to advance women’s sport. 27 recipients graced the stage in what was a night of glitz and glamour.

Swim sensation, Lara van Niekerk was the star of the #gsport17 show as she walked away with Momentum Athlete of the Year, Sasol Global Woman in Sport and Ministerial Recognition of Excellence awards for her outstanding international achievements.

Also featuring in this monthly #GAL2022 intake are Momentum Proteas stars Marizanne Kapp and Laura Wolvaardt.

Kapp made headlines when her Player of the Final performance guided The Oval Invincibles to the second consecutive The Hundred title, while Wolvaardt concluded The Hundred as the leading run scorer.

Another highlight saw leading wheelchair tennis star Kgothatso Montjane earn a runners-up medal in the doubles event at the US Open.

Scroll down to check out who else features in our September Newsmakers list!


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Top 10 September #GAL2022 Newsmakers:

Anne Wright – First Woman Vice President of Surfing South Africa

Anne Wright Appointed Surfing South Africa Vice President


Awande Malinga – Wins U19 SA Junior Nationals Title

Awande Malinga Crowned Growthpoint South Africa Junior Squash Champion


Awards – 27 Recipients Honoured on the 2022 Momentum gsport Awards Stage

Lara van Niekerk’s Golden Year Continues as She is Crowned Triple #gsport17 Winner


Glenrose Xaba – Wins ASA 10km National Cross Country Championship

Glenrose Xaba Wins ASA 10km National Cross Country Championships Title


Kgothatso Montjane – US Open Wheelchair Doubles Runner-Up

Kgothatso Montjane and Yui Kamiji Earn Wheelchair Doubles Runner-Up Medals at US Open


Lara van Niekerk – Triple Winner on the Momentum gsport Awards Stage

Lara van Niekerk’s Golden Year Continues as She is Crowned Triple #gsport17 Winner


Laura Wolvaardt – The Hundred Leading Run Scorer

Laura Wolvaardt: The Hundred Leading Run Scorer


Marizanne Kapp – Player of the Final for Oval Invincibles in The Hundred

Kapp’s Hero of the Match Performance Guides Oval Invincibles to Second Consecutive The Hundred Title


Saskia & Valma-Jean Hockly – Win ICF Marathon Junior K2 U18 Silver

Saskia and Valma-Jean Hockly Clinch Silver Medal on Day Two of ICF Marathon World Champs


USSA Netball – Win Netball Tournament at CUCSA Games

USSA Netball Crowned Southern Africa Champions


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