gsport Celebrates 11th Birthday with Finalists Networking Lunch

by | Aug 1, 2017

gsport celebrated it’s 11th birthday with an intimate networking sessions attended by a select number of Joburg-based Finalists at the Holi Cow restaurant in Fourways, who were treated to an ensemble of delicious curries to mark the day.

Earlier on the day, gsport Trust founder Kass Naidoo recalled how it all began: “On 1 August 2006 Ryk Meiring and I launched gsport4girls.

“Our aim was to raise the profile of women’s sport significantly to convince Corporate South Africa that our women athletes were worthy of their full backing.

“We decided the easiest and quickest way to get started was to start online, and tell the good story of SA women’s sport.

“We taught ourselves how to build and manage a website, and we started calling around for good news. Since then, every single day, we commit to shining the brightest spotlight on women’s sport.

“Happy birthday, gsport – The future is Women’s Sport! #GoGirls”

Later that evening, Naidoo was invited onto SABC Sports Live to discuss gsport, and the 12th iteration of South Africa’s only women-in-sports awards.


Picture 1 Caption: A delicious cake courtesy Holi Cow restaurant enjoyed by a select number of Joburg-based Finalists marked gsport’s 11th birthday, on 1 August, 2017. Photo: gsport

Picture 2 Caption: Enjoying the curries and cake in honour of gsport’s 11th birthday were Anthony Moruthane, Bellinah Matshedisho, Mandy Laemmle, Moonira Ramathula, Asive Gilifile, Kass Naidoo, Brenda Mopeli, Rachel Makhura, Dayna Nienaber, Nozipho Mbatha, Melinda Lombard, Tshina Mdau, Robyn Cameron and Kimberly Lugube. Photo: gsport

Picture 3 Caption: SABC Sport Live anchor Thabiso Sithole invites gsport Founder Kass Naidoo in to studio to discuss this year’s voting ahead of the gsport Awards which has celebrated SA women in sport since 2006. Photo: gsport

Picture 4 Caption: Naidoo drew attention the strong calibre of Finalists for the 12th annual gsport Awards, and how far women’s sport has progressed over the years. Photo: gsport


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