gsport4girls is proud to be included in the South Africa Media Innovation Program to innovate and transform the media space.
Tweeting the announcement today, SAMIP said: “”We look forward to working with them in innovating and transforming the media space in South Africa.”
SAMIP is a 3-year media initiative of the Media Development Investment Fund, that seeks to accelerate digital media innovation among independent media outlets in South Africa.
At the start of this year, SAMIP held another meeting of its Advisory Committee to decide on the shortlisted applicants for 2019, where, after a lengthy session, gsport was among the projects and organisations selected to enter its program.
We are pleased to announce the addition of @gsport4girls @SizweMpofuWalsh & ViewFinder to our cohort of participants: https://t.co/9fOPjQB4pd We look forward to working with them in innovating and transforming the media space in South Africa
— SA Media Innovation (@SAMIP_MDIF) May 21, 2019
“We’ve been telling the story of South African women in sport since 2006,” said Kass Naidoo, gsport Founder. “Being recognised by SAMIP for the work we do is encouraging, and we look forward to this unique opportunity to be of better service to our community.”
In June 2018, gsport was invited to pitch in SAMIP’s Perfect Pitch at the Duke Menell Media Exchange, and was shortlists as one of three initial winners announced at the conclusion of the event.
gsport is an online platform that provides coverage of female sports in South Africa, and runs the annual gsport Awards and Hall of Fame, which recognises outstanding performances and contributions in the field of South African women’s sport.
gsport4girls was founded in 2006 and is being operated by Kass Naidoo – a veteran sports journalist and broadcaster, and her husband Ryk Meiring, a technology and new media attorney.
Video caption: gsport was afforded an opportunity to present at the Media Development Investment Fund’s Perfect Pitch in June 2018, and was shortlisted as one of three winners at the conclusion of the Duke Menell Media Exchange. Video: Dinesh Balliah
Photo 1 caption: gsport Founder Kass Naidoo presenting gsport at SAMIP’s Perfect Pitch, at the Duke Menell Media Exchange, at the Forum in Bryanston, Johannesburg, in June, 2018. Photo: Supplied
Image 2 caption: SAMIP is a 3-year media initiative of the Media Development Investment Fund, that seeks to accelerate digital media innovation among independent media outlets in South Africa.
Image 3 caption: Founded in 2006, gsport aims to tell the story of South African woman in sport, to build the brands of the athletes, coaches and administrators, and improve their prospects of developing a career in sport.