Lunga Ntuli Encourages Men to Back Women in Sport

July has been marked as Men’s Month and we have decided to shine the spotlight on the incredible male figures who continue to play their part in uplifting women’s sport in South Africa. To kick start our series, we reflect on the journey of 2009 gsport Volunteer of the Year, Lunga Ntuli, who started championing women’s sport as a teenager and helped put many current champions on the map. Photo: Supplied

In 2009, women’s sport pioneer, Lunga Ntuli, became gsport’s first ever male award winner when he won the Volunteer of the Year award. Ntuli leads gsport’s #MensMonth series as he reflects on his journey in working to uplift women’s sport with Celine Abrahams.

Ezinne Kalu: Choosing Nigeria Over USA

2019 Afrobasket Championship Most Valuable Player, Ezinne Kalu-Phelps, regards her decision to represent Nigeria ahead of her adopted country US as her best move yet. Photo: Ezinne Kalu-Phelps Instagram

Nigerian National Women’s Basketball player, Ezinne Kalu-Phelps, is a firm believer in following one’s heart and vision to achieve success. We get to know Kalu-Phelps, who has chosen to honour her African roots over her adopted country, the USA. She also shares some insight on what Africa can learn from the rest of the world about promoting women’s sport.

Nthabiseng Ngutshane Calls for More Schools to Introduce Girls Rugby

As we journey to better understand the importance of grassroots sport in society, gsport Member, Thando Sibiya, interviews Leadhome Pirates Women’s Rugby team’s touch rugby player, Nthabiseng Ngutshane, about her early sporting development and flying the South African flag in Dubai at the Rugby Seven’s International Invitational Women’s Tournament.

Reabetswe Mpete Nurtures Future Sport Stars

Reabetswe Mpete’s passion for sports and nurturing athletes’ talents has seen her spend five years working with SASCOC, playing an integral part in the Youth Olympics and she is planning to open her own management agency soon. Photo: Supplied

Reabetswe Mpete, dreams of opening her own management agency. For now, she is dedicating to nurturing South Africa’s athletes as SASCOC’s General Team Manager. She also tells Celine Abrahams about her career lessons and shares her views on the future of women’s sport.

Edith Molikoe Targets Olympic Participation

Edith Molikoe is keeping a positive outlook on life after her dream of playing at the Olympic Games this year was brought to a halt due to the global Coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Supplied

Rising hockey player Edith Molikoe is keeping a positive outlook on life, as she pursues her goal of representing South Africa at the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year. The young athlete chats to Celine Abrahams about her journey and future aspirations.

Sikholiwe Mdletshe Uses Sport to Change Lives

Kovsies Netball team captain, Sikholiwe Mdletshe, is eager to bridge the gap and deal with issues that young girls are facing in low income communities through her initiative, Girls Got Game. Photo: Sikholiwe Mdletshe Instagram

Kovsies Netball team captain, Sikholiwe Mdletshe, believes she can inspire young girls in underprivileged communities through her initiative, Girls Got Game. She also tells gsport Member, Mandisa Ntuli, about her netball journey and the support needed leading up to the 2023 Netball World Cup.

Ayabonga Khaka Living Her Cricket Dream

Momentum Proteas and senior Central Gauteng Lions Women’s cricketer, Ayabonga Khaka, is reaping the rewards of her hard labour that has seen her rise from playing cricket in the streets to featuring for the national team. Photo: Supplied

Momentum Proteas cricketer, Ayabonga Khaka, is on a high after receiving a Presidential award from her province @CGLCricket and two @OfficialCSA Awards nominations. She chats to Celine Abrahams about her ambition to win a World Cup.

Daniella Rhodes Becoming a Star in Her Own Right

It seems that athleticism runs in the genes of the Rhodes household as legendary South African cricketer, Jonty Rhodes' daughter, Daniella, is a shining star on the hockey field in the United States. Photo: Supplied

Daniella Rhodes is a chip off the old block. The daughter of legendary South African cricketer, Jonty Rhodes, is successfully making her mark on the hockey field in the United States for Liberty University. She chats to Celine Abrahams about her hockey journey and her passion for fashion merchandising.