Women in Media Laud gsport’s Influence in Helping to Realise Their Potential

‘Working at gsport is incredible!’ Renowned sports anchor, reporter, and producer Lonwabo Nkohla, who has been part of the gsport team for the past few years, finds working at gsport incredible. She understands how tricky it can be for women in sports media.However, after a groundbreaking year at gsport, she feels she has now taken her career to new heights, having achieved so much. Photo: Lonwabo Nkohla on Instagram

Renowned sports anchor, reporter, and producer Lonwabo Nkohla, who has been part of the gsport team for the past few years, finds working at gsport ‘incredible’ as she understands how tricky it is to be a woman in sports media. However, after a groundbreaking year at gsport, she feels she has now taken her career to new heights, having achieved so much. 

The well-known sports presenter was part of the Momentum gsport Awards squad, but her crowning glory came when she hosted her first-ever gsport event – the gsport Business Breakfast. Nkohla highlighted how working at an organisation like gsport has allowed her to grow her craft and meet amazing women along the way.

“I get to interact with women in sport, women in the same boat as I am and women that have similar values but also working at gsport has made me realise the impact we have on people’s lives.”

gsport’s commitment to creating a space for women in sport to thrive is what it’s all about. Honouring this commitment, they put out a call to women who wanted to be part of the action at this year’s Momentum gsport Awards (#gsport18) on Worker’s Day earlier this year.

Nkohla has emphasised exactly what gsport has set out to do when it comes to giving women’s sport and sportswomen the platform they need to be seen and celebrated. She also feels that being part of the gsport family has positively impacted her. 

“I considered myself just as a radio person. I was just going to read bulletins, but Kass challenged me. If you write bulletins every day, surely you can write articles. I applied as a sub-editor and got the job. That’s when I realised that you can’t box yourself in or limit your talents to what you can do,” she said.

Nkohla added how reaching big milestones has influenced her overall career: “Hosting the business breakfast was already a huge task. I was just like whoa, what is happening? Will I be able to do this, creating history alongside Kgothatso Montjane, who was ringing the bell as the first woman in the sport to open the markets. There were so many boxes to tick, and I got to be part of it. It was one of the biggest highlights for me, not only this year but a career highlight.”

Supersport presenter Zenande Funani had the honour of being the Voice of God on the red carpet at the gsport Awards, the upcoming sports broadcaster says being part of such a prestigious event has been a wonderful experience. 

Watch Zenande explain why she follows gsport4girls (YouTube link)

“The fact that you get to work with so many women in sport, some of them I didn’t know before that event. It was great to network with other women who are trying to get into the same space as you or that have been trying, and nobody recognises their work. It was an overall amazing experience. gsport has been the champion for women’s sport.”

Social media intern Zomusa Thango echoed Nkohla and Funani’s sentiments. She has been working for gsport for almost a year, has found many positives and feels that it has helped her grow not just as a woman in sport but also as an individual. 

Watch Zomusa Talk about the Experience (gsport4girls on TikTok)

The dynamic social media influencer has enjoyed some success in her career in 2023 and even covered the Netball World Cup. Thango feels that being in such an empowering atmosphere at gsport has positively influenced her career.

“The Netball World Cup was certainly the highlight for me. I got to work eight out of the 10 days, and it was amazing. I was also interviewed by one of the gsport Award winners, Jo Prins, on SABC.”

One theme that was clear from these women in media is that by gsport creating this space made them feel like their dreams were valid. 

Funani stated: “What being part of gsport has taught me is that my dreams are never too small I can always keep dreaming and if I keep pushing my dreams are going to be recognised and it is amazing to feel somebody in the industry sees you, especially somebody like Kass.”

All these women have owned their success in 2023, and with the new year almost upon us, there is no doubt there will be more work done to #CloseTheVisibilityGap to elevate women in sport and women’s sport.

About gsport

gsport is the leading women’s sport initiative in South Africa. We are dedicated to promoting and celebrating girls and women in sport, providing a platform for female athletes, coaches, and administrators to showcase their talents and inspire the next generation of women in sport. Through our various programs and initiatives, we are committed to advancing women’s sport in South Africa and creating a more inclusive and equal society.


Photo caption:  ‘Working at gsport is incredible!’ Renowned sports anchor, reporter, and producer Lonwabo Nkohla, who has been part of the gsport team for the past few years, finds working at gsport incredible. She understands how tricky it can be for women in sports media.However, after a groundbreaking year at gsport, she feels she has now taken her career to new heights, having achieved so much. Photo: Lonwabo Nkohla on Instagram

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