Netball SA wants to ‘commercialize’ sport more


Netball South Africa (NSA) has set up a new investment arm to commercialize this sport more so that it can also flourish on an economic level.

According to Cecilia Molokwane, president of NSA, the main goal is not only to make people enthusiastic about the sport, but also to transform it into an attractive business investment for brands, stakeholders and individuals who want to make a contribution to the development of the sport.

The investment group, Netball South Africa Investment Group (NSAIG), consists of 13 directors including Douglas Ramaphosa, a skilled businessman and the younger brother of Pres. Cyril Ramaphosa.

“Through strategic partnerships, innovative sponsorship agreements and the efficient allocation of resources, NSAIG aims to create a so-called ecosystem where netball thrives economically.

“By cultivating an environment for financial stability, the investment group wants to create economic opportunities for the sport that not only benefit the players and the organization, but also the wider South American community.”

Leapeetswe Molotsane, who was elected chairman of the NSAIG, agrees with Molokwane’s statements and says the group’s objective is clear: “To ensure financial stability for netball.

“We believe a sound financial foundation is the key to unlocking netball’s potential, which will allow the sport to flourish not only on the court.”

The team of directors are:

  • Leapeetswe Molotsane
  • Douglas Ramaphosa
  • Cecilia Molokwane
  • Ayanda Mafuleka
  • Veronica Motloutsi
  • Mbalenhle Manukuza
  • Sidwell Phutheho
  • That Lepinka
  • Nabeel Gani
  • Nolwazi Mdunge
  • Andile Mcobothi
  • Nosisa Fubu
  • Rethusitswe Ntshole