• Luvo Manyonga Wins SA Sports Star of the Year Award
World champion in long jump Luvo Manyonga was named the South African Sports Star of the Year at the country's Sports Awards in Johannesburg on Sunday (12).
At the World Athletics Championships in London in August, Manyonga won the men's long jump gold with a leap of 8.48m in second round.
During the 2017 season the 26-year-old Manyonga also became the third SA athlete to win the IAAF Diamond League Trophy. Manyonga was also named SA Sportsman of the Year.
Wayde Van Nierk the World 400m champion and 200m silver medalist, who is finalist for the IAAF world athlete of the year trophy, did not win any of the SA sports awards.
World 800m champion and 1500m bronze medalist Caster Semenya won two awards - Sportswomen of the Year and People's Choice Sports Star of the Year.
Full list of winners:
Federation of the Year: Lifesaving SA
Administrator of the Year: Sanelisiwe Khuzwayo
School Team of the Year: St. Mary's School
Developing School Team of the Year: Hlangabeza Primary School (Under-13 Chess)
Indigenous Games Team of the Year award: North West Kho-Kho Team
Recreation Body of the Year: In-Touch Community Support Group
Photographer of the Year: Simphiwe Nkwali
Journalist of the Year: OG Molefe
Newcomer of the Year: Sokwakhana Zazini
Team of the Year: Springbok Sevens
Sportsman of the Year with a Disability: Dyan Buis
Volunteer of the Year: Samuel Maduwa
Coach of the Year: Jean Verster
Sportswomen of the Year with a Disability: Ilse Hayes
Sportsman of the Year: Luvo Manyonga
Sportswoman of the Year: Caster Semenya
People's Choice Sports Star of the Year: Caster Semenya
Sports Star of the Year: Luvo Manyonga