Seasoned Radio 2000 Sport anchor, Lonwabo Nkohla, has been appointed #gsport15 Sub-Editor to boost the initiative’s storytelling during the Momentum gsport Awards campaign.
Since the start of the Covid-19 lockdown, gsport has not missed a beat, and has delivered on its mission of telling a story a day to raise the profile of women’s sport.
This appointment allows the initiative to build on its base of story telling and take it to a new level as the Momentum gsport Awards nominations process reaches the business end.
Two weeks ago, the gsport Team put out a call for a sub-editor to join on a short-term job opportunity and we received a shortlist of skilled applicants.
Nkohla’s all-round experience in sport media, and willingness to grow her career, caught our attention.
She says she is honoured to be part of the initiative and regards working for gsport as an important milestone in her career.
The media all-rounder says she hopes to play her part for the young girl sport stars who are fighting to be heard, seen and acknowledged.
Speaking with Celine Abrahams, Nkohla reveals the moment she received the sub-editing offer from gsport, and her goal of adding her voice in the women’s game.
Lonwabo, congratulations on being appointed #gsport15 Sub-Editor! Firstly, what made you apply for the position?
Thank you so much. It is such an honour to be part of gsport. I applied because I was looking for an opportunity in sport that would help me grow in my career. An opportunity that will challenge me and get me out of my radio comfort zone. When I saw the gsport post advertising the position, it just screamed, “This is exactly what you’ve asked for.” But also, as a woman in sport myself, winning a gsport award or working for gsport is an important milestone in my career.
How did you feel when you heard that you had been the chosen one?
I read the email 4/5 times because I didn’t believe that I really got it. I was so excited and happy that my comprehension of the English language failed me. It feels like full circle because when I started in sport I was intimidated by this male-dominated industry, and today I get to work with an organisation that pioneers women’s sport.
How are you feeling getting this opportunity to work in women’s sport?
Women generally have to fight for their place in this world and in sport it is no different, I’m happy that in this role I can be part of an initiative that champions that fight. In my career I’ve had to cover all sport, all genders, I cannot wait to focus solely on women and play my part in telling stories of the extremely talented women of South Africa.
What are you looking forward to the most?
I look forward to the stories. I look forward to being inspired through reading and creating content about the incredible women in sport this country boasts.
What are you hoping to achieve during your time with the initiative?
I hope to do my bit for the young girl who’s fighting to be heard, seen and acknowledged. To tell stories that may have would’ve never been told had it not been for this initiative. I look forward to adding my voice as we women “take up space” and get what we’ve always deserved.
We would like to extend our gratitude to each one of you for your incredible submissions and for showing your interest in gsport and wanting to play your role in uplifting women’s sport!
Stay tuned to gsport as there are more opportunities coming your way!