Women in Sport Value Heritage

by | Sep 29, 2021

Commemorative days are important to gsport. These days tell a story of who we are as a nation and how far South Africa has come since it became a democracy.

Marking Heritage Day on 24 September, it was clear how much women in sport value our heritage and the role it has played in shaping us. We all come from diverse backgrounds and we share common values that have become part of our success model.

We enjoy hearing from women in sport on such days and this time around we asked them why it was important to celebrate our heritage?

Rising football commentator, Kamogelo Maite, told gsport: “Heritage Day to me means celebrating my tradition, diversity, beliefs and culture.”

Reabetswe Mpete, Project Manager of the Netball World Cup 2023, said: “What Heritage Day means to me is a moment to pause and reflect on who we are as a people, who I am as a person and where I come from… the amazing family that I come from. It’s a chance for me to celebrate the successes of the people before me and to continue to be inspired, to leave a legacy of my own behind for those who come after me.”

Springbok women’s rugby star, and former Momentum gsport award winner, Zinhle Ndawonde, said: “This is a day when we celebrate our beautiful cultures, the diversity and obviously the different traditions. So, let’s embrace the true meaning of our beautiful rainbow nation by remembering the cultural heritage of many cultures that make up our beautiful country population of South Africa.”

Check out this thread to hear from other women in sport on why they value their Heritage and while you are there, give gsport a follow on Twitter.

 

 

Other Selected Commemorative Days marked by gsport:

9 August: National Women’s Day

16 June: Youth Day

27 April: Freedom Day

8 March: International Women’s Day

 

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