Cecilia Molokwane has been appointed as President of Netball South Africa
Former President of Limpopo Netball Association, Cecilia Molokwane was elected President of Netball South Africa (NSA).
Molokwane said she was glad to have been elected and looking forward to the new challenge. “It means a lot to me and I am looking forward to take netball further,” she said. Molokwane holds a degree in Sport Management and Administration from the University of Limpopo
Abel Rakoma, Public Relations Officer of Limpopo Sport Confederations said they were confident that Molekwane’s election would spearhead development of the sport in the country while also serving as great motivation to other codes and federations that hard work really pays off. “We wish her well and great success in her new endeavor with the hope that, given the conducive environment created for netball, she will indeed take the sport to the greatest heights,” Rakoma said.
Sport, Arts and Culture MEC Onicca Moloi said Molekwane’s new designation was confirmation that Limpopo is the home of champions. “We are happy to continue producing credible leaders for a national mandate. We are excited to have one of our own in that position,” Moloi said.
Additional noteworthy appointments include:
- Cheryl Winn has been newly elected as the Comrades Marathon Association (CMA) Chairperson. Three other members have been elected for the forthcoming term of office: Isaac Ngwenya, Zinhle Sokhela and Adrian Stowell. These individuals will serve on the Board together with the remaining members: Sifiso Nzuza, Mqondisi Ngcobo, Celi Makhoba, Morgan Pillay, Steve Mkasi, and co-opted member, Neville Thomas. Winn was elected as the new Chairperson of the CMA Board whilst Nzuza will serve as Vice Chairperson. Winn has thanked the Board for their support saying, “While I am humbled by this vote of confidence and the immense support that I have received from my fellow board members, I am also mindful of the responsibilities this position entails which I pledge to approach with the utmost diligence and transparency.” Winn adds, “On behalf of the Board, I would also like to thank our outgoing members, Alen Hattingh and Craig Dennill who have so generously given of their time, skills and commitment to the Association.”
- Seseki Itsweng has been appointed Managing Director of Openfield Marketing in South Africa. Seseki takes over this position from Franco Barocas who has moved into the Group Managing Director role, responsible for the Group’s overall operations and new partnerships which will be announced soon. Openfield Marketing is a creative marketing company employing 55 people in offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and London. Previously Seseki was Business Unit Director at EXP.
- North West Cricket has appointed Vincent Prior as their Chief Executive Officer. He will assume responsibilities on the 2nd January 2018. Vincent succeeds Heinrich Strydom who resigned in June 2017 to join the Dolphins in Kwazulu-Natal. Prior comes from a sporting background, having been a member of the South African National Men’s Hockey team during his playing days. He is an experienced businessman and entrepreneur who brings much needed fresh thinking and innovative perspective to the dynamic and hard-working North West Cricket management team.
- Devian Nadasen has been appointed as Business Director at Octagon Africa. He was previously Business Director marketing services at Octagon South Africa.
- SAIL has appointed Philiswa Jako as Commercial Sales Manager. She was previously Sponsorship & Events Account Manager at Times Media Group
- Nielsen Sports has appointed Seth Townsend as Senior Research Executive.
- M&C Saatchi (London) has appointed Kate Bosomworth as its new chief marketing officer.
- Formula One has appointed David Hill to advise on an overhaul of its on-screen package.
- McLaren has appointed Ben Payne as the company’s new director of esports. Payne joins the company from Microsoft, where he held roles in third party marketing, partnerships and events for Xbox EMEA, as well as working on global campaigns for Windows.