Women’s Month concluded on a high as 27 winners owned their success on the red carpet to headline the #GAL2021 August Newsmakers list.
Wheelchair tennis ace, Kgothatso Montjane was the star of the night as she became the most celebrated athlete on the awards stage, winning the Sasol Global Woman in Sport award and a fifth Brand SA Para Sport Star of the Year accolade.
Young stars, Miyanda Maseti and Naveen Daries, shone on stage as they were honoured with the SuperSport School Sport Star of the Year and Emerging Athlete of the Year titles, respectively.
#gsport16 Momentum Athlete of the Year, Shabnim Ismail makes an appearance alongside fellow national teammates, Dané van Niekerk and Marizanne Kapp, as the trio earned winner’s medals with Oval Invincibles at the inaugural The Hundred tournament.
Making an impact on the African continent, Miné de Klerk and Mire Reinstorf flew the South African flag high at the U20 World Championships.
The gsport Annual List (#GAL2021) was launched in 2019. It is South Africa’s only newsmakers event that is dedicated to women’s sport. Positive stories are told 24/7 in the gsport Newsroom powered by Momentum and monthly, a list is released, ahead of the Annual Top10 set to be announced towards the end of the year.
Scroll down to click through to the updates featuring the gsport August 2021 full list of Newsmakers below!
The August 2021 Newsmakers:
Akhona Makalima – Nominated to FIFA Women’s World Cup and Estée Lauder Style Star Winner
Alani Ferreira – Breaks 400m freestyle African record at Paralympic Games
Andries Kruger – gsport16 Supporter of the Year Award Winner
Anne Vermaak – gsport16 Telkom Woman of the Year Award Winner
Anneke Bosch – Earns first Women’s Big Bash League gig with Brisbane Heat
Anruné Weyers – Wins gold in the T47 women’s 400m race in Tokyo
Anso Kemp – Set to umpire at the Margaret Beckford Sunshine Series in Jamaica
Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio – Earns second-place finish at Norway Ladies Tour
Babalwa Latsha – Joins Laureus Sport for Good Foundation as Ambassador
Bianca Buitendag – gsport16 Ministerial Recognition of Excellence Recipient
Boipelo Awuah – gsport16 Ministerial Recognition of Excellence Recipient
Cato Louw – gsport16 Woman in Radio Award Winner
Dané van Niekerk – Captains Oval Invincibles to inaugural The Hundred Victory
Delaine Mentoor – gsport16 Coach of the Year Award Winner
Gymnastics South Africa – gsport16 Federation of the Year Award Winner
Hollywoodbets – gsport16 Nielsen Sports SA Sponsor of the Year
Julia Stuart – gsport16 SuperSport Woman in Television Award Winner
Juliet Bawuah – gsport16 Imperial African Woman in Sport Award Winner
Kgothatso Montjane – gsport16 Sasol Global Woman in Sport and Brand SA Para Sport Star
Kovsies Netball – Win 2021 Varsity Netball League Title
Lebogang Ramalepe – Wins Belarusian Women’s Cup with FC Dinamo Minsk
Lesego Pooe – gsport16 Woman in Social Media Award Winner
Louzanne Coetzee – Wins 1500m T11 Silver and Marathon T12 Bronze in New World Record
Marizanne Kapp – Wins Player of the Match in Oval Invincibles The Hundred victory
Mbali Sigidi – gsport16 Public Choice Award Winner
Mignon du Preez – Joins Hobart Hurricanes in Women’s Big Bash League
Miné de Klerk – Gold medal and record-breaking performance at U20 World Champs
Mire Reinstorf – New Junior African Pole Vault Record at U20 World Champs
Miyanda Maseti – gsport16 SuperSport School Sport Star of the Year Award Winner
Mosa Dladla – Appointed Free State SAFA Provincial Executive Officer
Nadine de Klerk – Returns to Brisbane Heat for 2nd Season in the Women’s Big Bash League
Naveen Daries – gsport16 Emerging Athlete of the Year Award Winner
Nikki Birkett – Wins 2021 Berg River Canoe Marathon
Patience Shikwambana – gsport16 Ministerial Recognition of Excellence Recipient
Phumelela Mbande – gsport16 Ministerial Recognition of Excellence Recipient
Refiloe Jane – Signs one-year deal with AC Milan
Sandile Lukhele – gsport16 Volunteer of the Year Award Winner
SA Women’s Water Polo – gsport16 Team of the Year Award Winner
Sipokazi Sokanyile – gsport16 Woman in PR and Sponsorship Award Winner
Shabnim Ismail – gsport16 Momentum Athlete of the Year
Sheryl James – Wins bronze in T37 women’s 400m and fifth in T37 100m in Tokyo
Susie Pather – gsport16 Charlotte Maxeke Special Recognition Award Recipient
Tanushree Pillay – Joins Paris Saint-Germain as First Team Physiotherapist
Tatenda Gondo – Partners gsport to increase women’s sport coverage in Africa
Tatjana Schoenmaker – gsport16 Ministerial Recognition of Excellence Recipient
Xolile Mpisane – gsport16 Mail & Guardian Woman in Print Award Winner