The world of sports broadcasting is no child’s play. To be counted amongst the best takes a whole lot of hard work, determination and the will to thrive against all odds.
In South Africa, female sports broadcasters are still very few and far between. Often, they also have to wade through prejudice and doubts over whether they can actually crack it as women.
Thus, thriving in the industry requires swimming against the tide and boldly taking up space.
Here’s a look at some of Mzansi’s best female sports broadcasters:
The talented, knowledgeable and hard-working Mpho Maboi is known and loved for her thorough analysis and reporting skills.
She has made her mark in the world of sports, serving on different platforms including SABC and SuperSport.
Throughout her career, she has enjoyed many inspiring highlights, including covering the Olympics.
Fondly known as ‘Simply Carol’, the talented Carol Tshabalala has successfully managed toposition herself as South Africa’s first lady of sport.
Over the years, she has covered a number of sporting codes including football, boxing and basketball.
Tshabalala continues to make big moves in the industry, holding the door open for those who come after her.
Thato Moeng is a trailblazer in the world of sports broadcasting. She pours her heart and soul into all that she does.
Her easygoing manner and insight have made her a household name. Shaped by the closely-related fields of sport and entertainment, Moeng’s burning passion stems from her childhood years.
With exceptional work that spreads over more than a decade, excellence has become her brand and she continues to thrive in the sporting world.
Through hard work, determination and believing in her dreams, Kass Naidoo is living out a passion she had since her teenage years. The commentator is highly knowledgeable and regarded as an expert in the world of cricket.
Her cricket broadcasting debut was in 2003. Since then, she has grown to thrive in a male-dominated industry. Throughout her career, she has had a number of inspiring moments, including anchoring and commentating on a number of local and international sporting events. She continues to serve as an inspiration to young women who would like to be in her shoes someday.
Motshidisi Mohono is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with. The award-winning sports broadcaster has made a name for herself and continues to thrive in a rather cut-throat industry.
From co-anchoring the broadcast of the 2011 Rugby World Cup, to receiving recognition through awards, Mohono’s career in the sporting world continues to prove that nothing is impossible for those who are determined.