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THE SOUTH AFRICAN SPORT AWARDS 2019: All the winners

The 14th annual South African Sport Awards were a groundbreaking event that saw the hard work and outstanding performances of various sport stars being honoured and awarded at the remarkable Playhouse, in Durban, KwaZulu Natal. The successful event that was proudly brought to you by the Department of Sport and Recreation and the department of Arts and Culture drew an audience of dignitaries from the sports fraternity, business sector, Ministers, stakeholders, governmental heads as well as celebrities and the media (print, broadcast and online platforms).

The South African Sport Awards, as an excellence recognition Programme under the Winning Nation, recognized the massive feat that the sports fraternity has achieved and how it continues to inspire the nation. This comes on the backdrop of the South African Netball team being crowned the 2019 Africa Netball cup Champions and the euphoria that envelops the country over the Springboks’ historic Rugby World Cup win, and in the spirit of devotion and celebration of 25 years of democracy, the South African Sport Awards further highlighted the patriotic nature of sports through its role in unifying the country.

 

The department of Sport and Recreation South Africa acknowledged the sportsmen and women who have represented the country in competitive tournaments and stood out as ambassadors on global stages. In the highly contested ‘People’s Choice’ award category, Siya Kolisi was the overall winner. This category was one of the many highlights of the evening as it was voted for – by the fans. The power was placed in their hands to decide which athlete, through their outstanding performances, captivated them the most. For the first time since its inception, the awards managed to amass over 90 000 votes, cementing the leaps that have been made over the years.

 

South Africa continues to produce IzinjaZeGame which are athletes that are able to compete as ambassadors on world class-stages.

 

South African Sport Awards 2019 Winners:

 

CATEGORY WINNER
 

ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR

 

CECILIA MOLOKWANE
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR

 

MORUTI MTHALANE
SPORTSMAN OF THE YEAR WITH A DISABILITY

 

NTANDO MAHLANGU
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR

 

TATJANA SCHOENMAKER
PEOPLE’S CHOICE OF THE YEAR SIYA KOLISI
SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR WITH A DISABILITY

 

ANRUNE LIEBENBERG-WEYERS
 

TEAM OF THE YEAR

 

SPAR PROTEAS
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

 

MICHEAL HOULIE
 

COACH OF THE YEAR

 

RASSIE ERRASMUS
 

VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR

 

MERVYN MOOI
 

THE RECREATION BODY OF THE YEAR

 

UNITED THROUGH SPORTS
 

PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR

 

PHILIP MAETA
SPORTS JOURNALIST OF THE YEAR

 

NDUDUZO DLADLA
 

SCHOOL TEAM OF THE YEAR

 

ST BENEDICTS COLLEGE
 

DEVELOPING SCHOOL TEAM OF THE YEAR

 

IKHWEZI LESIZWE PRIMARY SCHOOL
INDIGENOUS GAMES TEAM OF THE YEAR

 

KWAZULU NATAL KHOKHO FEMALE TEAM
 

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE YEAR

 

NETBALL SOUTH AFRICA
SPORT STAR OF THE YEAR

 

TATJANA SCHOENMAKER

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Pamela Vilakazi

Pamela Vilakazi is a recent Journalism graduate. Working for a community newspaper has allowed her to use her skill to educate, inform and uplift her community through the stories that she writes. Her interests are crime, politics, sports and entertainment.

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