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Written by: Fatima Asmal
Kuzwayo wins Administrator of the Year
at SA Sports Awards
Durban - Rural and Township Development Manager at the KwaZulu-Natal
Cricket Union Sanelisiwe Kuzwayo won the Administrator of the Year award
at the South African Sports Awards in Johannesburg on Sunday evening.
Overcome with emotion, Kuzwayo thanked the Kwazulu-Natal Cricket Union,
her predecessor Linda Zondi and her family for their support.
In her role as administrator of the KZNCU Rural and Township Development
Programme, Sanelisiwe, better known as “Sane,” manages the various
individuals tasked with taking cricket to children living in
historically disadvantaged communities.
These include eleven supervisors and 52 coaches who work in a total of
48 townships and rural areas extending across KZN, and stretching as far
afield as Port Shepstone and Pongola.
One of the Kuzwayo's crowning achievements is the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket
Union, KZN Department of Sport and Recreation and Sunfoil Township
This year's tournament drew close to 300 cricketers from all over the
country for six days of exciting cricket at Hilton College at the end of
The tournament has gone from strength to strength over the years and in
the ten years that it has been running it has grown from seven teams to
63 teams in 2017.
“I am incredibly proud of Sane and the whole township development
department,” says the CEO of KZN Cricket, Heinrich Strydom.
“This is an incredible achievement for KZN Cricket and due recognition
for a unique programme that has achieved immense successes amidst
"May this programme continue to spread the passion for cricket to all
parts of our province!”
Kuzwayo beat off some stiff competition in the form of Dylan Tommy of
Lifesaving South Africa and Michael Makhubela of Volleyball SA for the
award which will go with her Administrator of the Year award that she
won at the KZN Sports Awards recently.
Hollywoodbets Dolphins and Proteas star Keshav Maharaj was nominated in
the Newcomer of the Year category but was beaten to the award by hurdler
The South African Sports Awards is an initiative of the Department of
Sports and Recreation and SASCOC (South African Sports Confederation and
Olympics Committee). Candidates for the awards are nominated by national
sports federations, sports media and the SA Sports Awards Voting Panel.
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Rural and Township Development
Manager at the KwaZulu-Natal Cricket Union, Sanelisiwe Kuzwayo added the
coveted South African Sports Awards title for Administrator of the Year
to her KZN Sports Award title she won last month.
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