Gauteng sports awards 2

Gauteng sports awards 2

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Kudos for Gauteng sporting stars

Nie Cele

Oupa Kekana

Dozens of sports personalities, government officials, esteemed members of the communities converged at the Silverstar Casino in Mogale City to witness and celebrate the sixth edition of the provinces sport awards.

The evening was described as a night of glamour and purpose due to its popularity and elegance that saw over 800 guests walked the black carpet for an elegant evening to celebrate the spirit of sports.

Organizers made sure that everyone present understood that ‘ Sport is a unifier and a bridge towards harmony’

Speaker after speaker m unwittingly agreed that it was fitting for Gauteng, “The enabler of excellence” ensured that those ladies and gentlemen who uphold the Province’s flag were given the recognition they deserve.

 

They also stressed that, Not only does the Gauteng government pride itself in recognizing the best sporting talent in South Africa, but this was also an opportunity to expose upcoming young artists and behind the scenes staff to bring the prestigious ceremony to life.

 

To crown the event, Comedian, Shammponiser (Thapelo Seemise) had the audience  in stitches with his jokes and sense of humour. This was followed by breathtaking performances by Kelly Khumalo, Mahotella Queens, Skwatta Kamp and many more artists who were part of the evening’s entertainment lineup.

Sports Minister, Fikile Mbalula, to the gave the province a big thumb up. “It is good to honour people when they are still alive and good.”

 

Throughout the evening’s celebrations continued unabated as shortlisted finalists were announced.

It was also announced that finalists were shortlisted by a panel of independent adjudicators, represented by individuals from the media, academic and sporting fraternity. Futshane Consulting Pty (Ltd) were the appointed auditors for the adjudication process.

Winners were as flollows

 

 

 

Sportswoman of the Year with a disability                      

Zandile Nhlapo for Javelin & Shot-put

 

Sportsman of the Year with a disability                

Ntando Innocent Mahlangu for Athletics: 100m, 200m, 400m, and 800m

 

 

Sports Team of the Year with a disability            

Central Gauteng Blind Cricket Team for Cricket

 

Administrator of the year               

Karen Losch for Wheelchair Tennis

 

Coach of the year                

Geoffrey Toyana for Cricket

 

Most Promising team of the Year              

Pretoria Technical High School 1st Team Rugby for Rugby

 

Sports team of the year                  

Xerox Golden Lions Currie Cup Team 2015

 

Sportsman of the year                    

Kagiso Rabada for Cricket

 

Sportswoman of the year

Alyssa Conley for Athletics (100m and 200m)

 

Most promising player/athlete                   

Siphamandla Hadebe for Volleyball

 

Sports journalists of the year                    

Charles Baloyi for Daily Sun/Sunday Sun

 

Technical official of the year                      

Mpho Makhoba for Tennis

 

Community media of the year

Tshepo Thafeng for Soweto TV

 

School sport athlete of the year

Nokwande Hlongwane for Wheelchair Tennis SA/ Adelaide Tambo School

 

 

Community sport and recreation programme of the year

Johannesburg Spikers Volleyball Academy for Volleyball

 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Mme Rosina Sedibane

 

The following categories are determined through public sms voting:

 

Sport Fan of the Year

William Mukwevho

 

Sport Programme of the Year        

Sportsbuzz- SABC1

 

Sport Personality of the Year         

Andrea Dalle Ave for Athletics

 

Prize money:

– R 5000, 00 per finalist,

– R 15,000 for the winner per category

– Sport Personality Award winner will receive R 45,000

– The Life Time Achiever award recipient will receive R 50,000

 

 

The Gauteng Sport Awards would like to acknowledge and appreciate all guest award presenters, our hosts Thato Moeng and Motshidisi Mohono, the production team and all the performers for the night.

We would like to thank all our sponsors for partnering with us in celebrating and rewarding the Province’s sports stars for their efforts in keeping the passion of sport alive in the hearts of millions of South Africans.

Please visit www.gautengsportawards.co.za for more information.

 

ENQUIRIES

Ms. Nomazwe Ntlokwana

Media Relations

Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation

(e) nomazwe.ntlokwana@gauteng.gov.za/083 507 8068

 

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