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2016 SA Sports Star Awards nominees announced

Olympian gold medallists Wayde van Niekerk and Caster Semenya are among the nominees for the 2016 South African Sports Star of the Year Award.
Van Niekerk won gold in the 400-metre track event in Rio while fellow athlete Semenya won the women’s 800m.
The other nominee for the Sports Star of the Year is Proteas cricketer Kagiso Rabada.
Van Niekerk’s coach, ‘Tannie Ans’ Botha is also up for an award in the Coach of the Year category.
The awards will take place at the Sand du Plessis Theatre in Mangaung, Free State.
Eighteen categories will be contested, including Sportsman of the Year, Sportsman of the Year with a Disability, Sportswoman of the Year, Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability, and Team of the Year, among others.
Six Paralympic athletes are in contention for the Sportsman of the Year with a Disability and Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability. They are Zanele Situ, Anruné Liebenberg, Ilse Hayes, Charl du Toit, Dyan Buis and Reinhardt Hamman. Suzanne Ferreira, who was one of Team SA’s coaches at the Rio Paralympics, is also up for nomination in the Coach of the Year category.
South Africa’s sporting public will also get to be involved, by voting in the People’s Choice of the Year award. The public can vote for their favourite sports star by SMS.

The full list of nominees for the 2016 Sports Awards is:

Sports Star of the Year
Wayde van Niekerk
Caster Semenya
Kagiso Rabada

Sportswoman of the Year
Jenna Ward
Caster Semenya
Phumza Maweni

Sportsman of the Year
Wayde van Niekerk
Hank McGregor
Chad le Clos

People’s Choice Award
Chad le Clos
Wayde van Niekerk
Caster Semenya
Kagiso Rabada
Seabelo Senatla

Team of the Year
Rowing (men’s coxless pair)
Mamelodi Sundowns
SA Sevens rugby

Coach of the Year
Pitso Mosimane
Anna Botha
Jean Verster
Suzanne Ferreira

Newcomer of the Year Award
Henri Schoeman
Brad Binder
Ntando Mahlangu

Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability
Zanele Situ
Anruné Liebenberg
Ilse Hayes

Sportsman of the Year with a Disability
Charl du Toit
Dyan Buis
Reinhardt Hamman

Volunteer of the Year
Kim Pople
Carol Blignaut
Charles Villet

Photographer of the Year
Sydney Mahlangu
Christian Kotze
Reg Caldecott

Journalist of the Year
David van der Sandt
Thabiso Sithole
Kwena Moabelo

School Team of the Year
St Benedict’s – Rowing
La Rochelle Girls’ School – Athletics
Paarl Boys’ High School – Rugby

Recreation Body of the Year
Egoli Squash
Fight with Insight
Unogwaja

Indigenous Games Team of the Year
Limpopo Ilncuva
North West Khokho
KZN Kgatli Team


4 comments
Hamish Leslie Drake
Hamish Leslie Drake

Brad Binder is a world champion, but isn't good enough to get nominated in SSotY category. What's the problem? Didn't he pay you enough?

LeighRoo
LeighRoo

He is definitely in the wrong category considering the qualifying criteria. He has Been around for years, IS a world champ and HAS world records. He should be up for Sportsman of the year for sure! Pity SASCOC don't seem to pay much attention to motor sport and the olympics this year has had focus. 😞