Motshidisi Mohono is an award-winning sports broadcaster, currently plying her trade at SuperSport International and Vision View Sports Radio. She was named ‘Journalist of The Year’ at the 2018 ‘SA Sports Awards’ – the first woman in the history of the awards to receive the coveted nod. Her stellar work, that garnered the win, included being part of SuperSport’s production team for the England tour to South Africa; anchoring Super Rugby games in studio and travelling to New Zealand to cover the tournament’s final.
Motshidisi joined SuperSport in 2011 after coming third in the Lady Rugga presenter search. Her first assignment was as co-anchor on “SuperSport’s Superfan”, a social media show during the 2011 Rugby World Cup. She then joined the SuperSport Blitz team in early 2012, working as a journalist on the 24-hour sports news channel. In 2013, Motshidisi was roped into SuperSport’s Varsity Rugby production team, and has since then, formed an integral part in the growth of the Varsity Sports brand. As part of this brand, she has covered various sporting codes, including Volleyball, 7’s Rugby, Football, Hockey and netball.
In 2016, she was nominated by her peers, for a GSport4Girls Award in the category “Women in Media: TV” (her second nomination in the category) and subsequently walked away with the award.
In 2015, Motshidisi’s work ethic and passion garnered her the opportunity to cover the prestigious Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai, China, where she covered the pre-award activities and awards’ red carpet for the channel. Thereafter, covered the festivities in Berlin in 2016. Motshidisi has made her mark in the Netball arena, as well, having presented the Tri-Nations in 2013, when the SPAR Proteas defeated England to clinch the title. From 2014-2016, she covered the Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League and Varsity Netball.
Motshidisi has previously co-anchored the Xhosa rugby show PHAKA (Tuesdays at 7pm) on SuperSport, and has anchored major rugby tournaments, including Super Rugby (2017, 2018), Currie Cup (2016, 2017, 2018), the British and Irish Lions Tour to New Zealand (2017), and the Springbok end-of-year-tour in 2016, 2017 and 2018. In 2019, Motshidisi was included in the Mail and Guardian 200 Young South Africans in the Sports category.
Her MC work includes hosting the following:
- 2020 Super Rugby launch
- 2019 MTN #WeGotYouBokke Launch
- 2019 Springboks Farewell Dinner
- 2019 RWC Springbok Team Announcement
- 2019 – The Gauteng Sports Awards
- 2019 SAICA Women In Leadership Conference
- 2019 YFM Cadets
- 2019 YFM Academy
- 2019 Mastercard Priceless Surprise
- 2019 DStv’s Women Are Campaign
- 2019 Dove Men+ Care
- 2018 Gauteng Sports Awards Media Launch
- 2018 Laureus Rugby Breakfast (facilitator of panel discussion)
- 2018 Laureus Ladies’ Breakfast (facilitator)
- 2017 Bidvest Wits Awards
- 2016 – The Gauteng Sports Awards
- MTN Bozza Competition Launch
- MTN Bozza Winner’s Announcement
- Brutal Fruit Netball Premier League
- Captains’ Breakfast and the 2013 SuperSport United Awards.
In 2018, Motshidisi also started #MentorshipWithMotshidisi where she spent a day with young women who love sports and aspire to be in the Sports Broadcast space. The group of women spent the day with her on set at Supersport, engaged in a robust discussion around what it means to be a woman in sports and broadcast.