Popular SA Sport awards return to Durban

THE FIFTEENTH National Sport awards are back.

They will be held at the Inkosi Albert Luthulu Int’l Convention Center, Durban on March 12.

For the past two-years the awards were not hosted due to the pandemic.

This year’s theme is Celebrating sports excellence, focusing on 2021: the year of Mama Charlotte Maxeke.

The awards carry a total of 16 categories including the Sport Star of the Year award and the People’s Choice Athlete of the Year award.

All categories recognise performances from the individuals, teams and administrators of the South African sporting fraternity for the period under review (1 September 2019 – 31 August 2021).

It also celebrates the magical work achieved by SA Olympians in 2019 and the Paralympic participants.

2021 Nominees are follows:

Sport Administrator of the Year:  

Ndumiso Njabulo Nyawose

Cornelia Swanepoel

Anne Vermaak

Sportsman of the Year:

Greg Minnaar

Matthew Sates

Makazole Mapimpi

Sportsman of the Year with a Disability:

Pieter du Preez

Ntando Mahlangu

Mpumelelo Mhlongo

Sportswoman of the Year:

Tatjana Schoenmaker

Bianca Buitendag

Liezelle Lee

Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability:

Anruné Liebenberg-Weyers

Louzanne Coetzee and Guides: Estean Badenhorst & Claus Kempen

Sheryl James

Team of the Year:   


Spar Proteas Netball

Men’s 4×100 Relay

Newcomer of the Year:   

Ronald Brown

Miné de Klerk

Janneman Malan

Coach of the Year:   

  • Neil Cornelius
  • Johan (Rassie) Erasmus
  • Rocco Meiring

Volunteer of the Year:

  • Jodie Ellinor Dreyer
  • Owen Gabaotswe
  • Renuka Ramoop

Indigenous Games Team of the Year:

  • Gauteng
  • KZN
  • Western Cape

National Federation of the Year:

  • Surfing
  • South African Rugby Union

Recreation Body of the Year:

  • Local Surf Lounge Academy
  • Skateistan (Gauteng)
  • Fight With Insight (Gauteng)

Photographer of the Year:

  • Roger Sedres
  • Frennie Shivambu
  • Reinhardt Hamman

Journalist of the Year:

  • Timothy Molobi
  • Thabiso Mosia
  • Robert Marawa

Sports Star of the Year:

  • Tatjana Schoenmaker
  • Ntando Mahlangu
  • Siya Kolisi

People’s Choice Sports Star of the Year:

NB: For nominees to win in this category, they will have to be voted via SMS / online ( by the public who will be required to dial *120*32020# followed by selection of either A, B, C, D, E (i.e.) letter of their favourite athlete and pressing dial, they would then have voted for their favourite  2021 Sport Awards People’s Choice- nominees:   

 A: Ntando Mahlangu

B. Brad Binder

C. Siya Kolisi

D. Binca Buitendag

E. Tatjana Schoenmaker.                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

#izinjaZegame #recognitionofexcellence #SASA2021

Image (SA’s Olympian Tatjana Schoenmaker stands to win big at the awards ceremony on Saturday in Durban).

Image (Paralympian Nthando Mahlangu has been nominated in various categories at the awards).

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