Netball South Africa on Tuesday officially confirmed the appointment of Modiegi Komane as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Komane’s appointment is effective from 6 October 2023 following the retirement of Blanche de la Guerre. She resumed her duties eleven days ago.

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“As a federation, we are extremely excited to have been able to get a person of Ms 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 Netball South Africa 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. She has already come back to us with great ideas and plans of how she seeks to move the sport forward,”

Modiegi Komane appointed CEO of Netball SA
Modiegi Komane and Cecilia Molokwane


Komane takes over from de la Guerre who 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.

“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.”