What Freedom Means to Bongi Msomi

Being afforded many opportunities as a netball player is something that Bongi Msomi doesn’t take for granted. South Africa is set to celebrate Freedom Day in a few days and the netball stalwart has been part of the game since she was a youngster when the country was still a new democracy. Msomi thinks that it is because of this liberty she has managed to flourish into an indomitable force within the game. All Photos: Supplied

Amidst the celebration of Freedom Day, netball icon and namesake founder of the Bongi Msomi Legacy Project, Bongi Msomi highlights the abundant opportunities women are embracing in our democratic nation. #FreedomInSport #StandTall #WCW

Simangele Hadebe Shapes Up for Career-Defining Title Bout

Simangele Hadebe is preparing for what she has termed her 'biggest fight’ where she will take on formidable WBC (World Boxing Council) champion Gabriela ‘La Bonita Sanchez in a few weeks. Africa’s top boxer will be doing battle with her Mexican opponent on 24 May 2024 for the vacant IBF Intercontinental Flyweight Title in Johannesburg. Photo: Supplied

Simangele Hadebe is preparing for the biggest fight of her career when she will take on formidable World Boxing Council champion, Mexico’s Gabriela ‘La Bonita’ Sanchez, for the vacant IBF Intercontinental Flyweight Title in a month’s time in Johannesburg

Banyana Banyana Drop Legacy Kit on Freedom Day

The South African Football Association (SAFA) announced Banyana Banyana’s Legacy kit on a special day in South Africa - Freedom Day – on Thursday, 27 April 2023. Photo: SAFA (Twitter)

SAFA launch Banyana Banyana’s Legacy Kit on #FreedomDay2023. The alternate kit has been announced during The Year of Women’s Sport and an important time for the senior national women’s football team as they prepare to feature in their second FIFA Women’s World Cup in July.

Celebrating Freedom Gains Since 2006

The distinguished guests who attended the launch of the gsport initiative, in Johannesburg on 1 August, 2006. Back row: Melinda Lombard, Zeena Isaacs and Nazli Thomas, (third row) Zelda van Vuuren, Cindy Grota, Marsha Marescia, Tinky Pringle, Karien Jonkheere, Liz Nicolau, (second row) Zai Khan, Hasina Kathrada, Siki Mgabadeli, Marjolein van der Stadt, Ruth Africa, (and front row) Leanne Manas, Kass Naidoo, Penny Heyns and Nothemba Madumo. Photo: gsport

In honour of #FreedomDay2022, we celebrate our democratic gains since 2006, and commit to continuing our daily work to close the visibility gap 🙌 #GoGirls #gsportAfrica #gsportGlobal

Women in Sport Value Heritage

Women in sport celebrate their heritage, commit to leaving a legacy and call for South Africans to embrace cultural diversity as we wrap up #HeritageMonth in the Rainbow Nation. #CelebrateSouthAfrica

Ten of the Best Freedom In Sport Stars

As we approach #FreedomDay, we celebrate 10 Freedom in Sport Stars who have achieved incredible sporting highs and inspired a nation to believe in the power of their dreams. #gsportTop10.

South Africa commemorates Freedom Day on 27 April and to mark this day, we are focusing our latest gsport Top 10 List on the stars that have flown the flag […]

What Freedom Means to Me

Kaitlyn Ramduth pictured with her U18 Singles Title at the Wilson Mini 3 Tournament. Photo: Wilson Tennis

South African women in sport use their voices to celebrate what freedom means to them as the country celebrates 26 years of freedom and democracy.

Elana Meyer: Sport Before and After Democracy

Kaitlyn Ramduth pictured with her U18 Singles Title at the Wilson Mini 3 Tournament. Photo: Wilson Tennis

On the eve of Freedom Day, we chat to South African running legend and 2008 gsport Hall of Fame inductee, Elana Meyer, about her decorated career, which saw her break a host of local and international records. She also tells Celine Abrahams about sport before and after SA’s readmission to the international stage.