MultiChoice Supports Development of Females in Broadcasting

Netball Commentator, Nontle Gwavu, was part of the recently concluded DStv Schools Netball Challenge which showcased MultiChoice’s dedication to develop females in broadcast media ahead of the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town. Photo: Nontle Gwavu (Instagram)

The recent conclusion of the successful DStv Schools Netball Challenge showcased MultiChoice’s dedication to develop females in broadcast media ahead of the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town.

About 70 percent of the crew, including the floor manager, producer, camera operators and commentators of the two-day production were mostly handled by women.

Camera operator, Mathapelo Mathelemusa, Graphic Operator, Zamabomvu Ngubane, Netball Commentator, Nonhle Gwavu and Producer, Mamocha Moeketsi, have paved the way for young girls who aspire to be in the broadcast media space.

“The talent in South Africa is so big but we really need to go deeper. But I think we really need to go deeper because I think there are some areas where we need to go. Deep down in the rural areas. There are those tallies that we are looking for, strong girls that we can give the opportunity to. I am grateful,” revealed Gwavu on supersport.com

With the 2023 Netball World Cup on the horizon, the broadcast company is aiming to develop women to run the global event.

“They want to bring in more females, because this is a male-dominated industry. I used to work mainly in the building, like the studios and galleries as an assistant producer and now I have been given the opportunity to be a producer of netball.

“It’s an opportunity and it’s about time. It will motivate other girls, maybe after this, they will decide to play. Maybe they want to be behind the scenes or be commentators or analysts. It’s a great opportunity and we are grateful for it,” said Moeketsi.

As the crew prepares for the tournament, Ngubane is taking the extra mile to showcase a spectacular tournament.

“Currently, I’m training myself and another person at the same time, which is a really difficult thing to do. I know the game, I know the sport, it is just that the graphics part, I need to know when to put what and what graphics do they need, just be creative on my side. It’s a learning curve but we’ll get there. We have enough time to practice,” she concluded.

 

Photo 1 Caption: Netball Commentator, Nontle Gwavu, was part of the recently concluded DStv Schools Netball Challenge which showcased MultiChoice’s dedication to develop females in broadcast media ahead of the 2023 Netball World Cup in Cape Town. Photo: Nontle Gwavu (Instagram)

 

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