July 14, 2024

Modiegi Komane appointed NSA CEO

CAPE TOWN – Netball South Africa (NSA) have confirmed the appointment of Modiegi Komane as the new Chief Executive Officer of the netball mother body.

Her appointment is effective from October 6, 2023 following the retirement of Blanche de la Guerre.

Komane resumed her duties eleven days ago and has been busy engaging with staff and all netball stakeholders including sponsors – she has been operating under the radar until her official announcement and introduction to media and public.

“As a federation we are extremely excited to have been able to get a person of Komane’s calibre with the vast experience she has. This is someone who is well travelled and has worked in government, private sector, and business as well,” said NSA President Cecilia Molokwane.

“She is no stranger to netball as she has been a player and administrator before, she knows the sport very well. I believe that we have found the right person to lead us in the right direction in terms of administration and commercialisation.

“We have sat with her as an Executive to tell her what we need from her and she has already come back to us with great ideas and plans of how she seeks to move the sport forward.”

Komane takes over from de la Guerre who had been part of the federation and served as an Executive member as far back as 2005 before she took over as a Chief Executive Officer.

“I am honoured and delighted to be here, to serve the sport that I have been a part of for such a long time. I understand the mandate and responsibility that lies ahead of me. I have been able to immerse myself in what the vision for this organisation is, mine is to make sure that we bring this vision to life,” said Komane.

“I believe that with the experience I have gained over the years, the people around me within the federation, we will achieve more. Our biggest task is to make sure that we make this organisation more profitable and commercialise it – we need to be sustainable eventually. To professionalise Netball, we need to be in business.

“We want to participate in the entire value chain of the mainstream economy. We have created an economy in manufacturing of clothing and equipment, in the hospitality sector and infrastructure development.

I am excited about the road ahead and ready to hit the ground running,’ and I give God All the Glory for this assignment.”

During her announcement earlier, Komane highlighted some of her immediate tasks and objectives for Netball South Africa.

She hits the ground running already as the SPAR Proteas left the country on Monday for the three test match series and the FAST5 team will also be jetting off early November for New Zealand where they will be aiming to do better than what they did last year.

I am confident in the choice that we have, I believe that Ms Komane is just what we need as an organisation and what the sport required at this time,” added Molokwane.

“Her understanding of corporate governance, processes and systems including the sport is a particularly good combination. We are headed in the right direction as we proceed on our path of turning the sport professional.”

 

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