Umtata, Eastern Cape 27-28 October 2016

International referee Sishle Gumede from Kwa Zulu Natal will conduct a 2 day referees’clinic for 50 educators from the O.R.Tambo Municipality in Umtata from 27 to 28 October.

The course funded by Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) is designed to build capacity among selected educators who will eventually be deployed to officiate at school, district, provincial and national schools’ volleyball events.

According to Deva Moodliar who heads the Schools Volleyball portfolio the course in Umtata covers both theory and practical aspects of refereeing.

Moodliar went on to say that each participant will be given a rule book and a copy of a score sheet with explanatory notes on how to accurately fill a score sheet at all levels of competition.

Gumede will end the 2 day clinic with an hour long test to evaluate the competence levels of the budding referees.

“The names of high scoring candidates will be pencilled in for an intensive course at a later date,”said Gumede.

For further information the following VSA officials can be contacted:

Deva Moodliar (082 770 3960); Michael Makhubela (Secretary-General)

(072 458 6530); Thierry Mabeka (011 402 1703)


Donovan Nair

VSA PR/Media


FIVB Level 2 coaches in South Africa will skill themselves with a FIVB LEVEL 3 Course in Lesotho

Dates of the Course: 11 to 20 November 2016

No.of participants allowed from South Africa

For further details please contact Michael Makhubela, VSA Secretary General or Thierry Mabeka VSA Office Manager

Contact Details: Michael Makhubela 072 458 6530

Thierry Mabeka: 011-402 1703 (o); 072 248 8685



(Bizana, Eastern Cape, 29-30 September 2016)

Immediately after Volleyball South Africa’s elective quadrennial General Meeting (QGM) on 25 September 2016, VSA’s Schools Volleyball Directorate swung into action with a national roll out plan to capacitate educators with coaching and refereeing skills.

According to Deva Moodliar, VSA’s Schools’Volleyball Director these educators will form part of a national coaching and refereeing panel to take the sport far and wide in each of the nine provinces.

According to Moodliar it is only the National Federation that has the capacity and expertise to under take such a mammoth capacity building programme for the educators of our country.

Working closely with the Eastern Cape Schools Volleyball structure, schools in the Bizana area were identified as the beneficiaries of the first national roll out plan to capacitate educators.

VSA’s Technical Director, Size Vardhan, who is internationally accredited as a coaching facilitator conducted the coaching aspects of the two day course at the Love Life Centre in Bizana.

The programme focused primarily on the South African coaching framework encompassing the Long Term Participant Development (LTPD) of athletes.

In the practical sessions educators were put through their paces w.r.t.

* learning how to teach the various volleyball skills

* planning and execution of training sessions

* evaluation of training sessions.

Every participant was presented with a diary to record his/her athletes’details, training sessions and evaluation of their training sessions.

These diaries must be presented to their respective Principals for verification and submitted to the National Federation for accreditation.

International Referee, Sishle Gumede conducted his part of the programme at the same venue (Love Life Centre, Bizana) focusing on:

* rules of the game

* match protocol

*hand signs used by referees

* role of line judges and signs used by them.

According to Moodliar a follow up session is pencilled in for Bizana to ascertain progress made by educators of the capacity development programme.

Educators in the Limpopo Province can look forward to the next part of the national roll out plan.


The 35th FIVB (Federation of International Volleyball) World Congress takes place from 4-6 October 2016 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The World Congress which is held every two years is FIVB’s supreme governing body.

Volleyball South Africa’s (VSA) newly elected President and Vice President, Anthony Mokoena and Kriba Reddy respectively and the Head of VSA’s Legal Commission and FIVB legal commission secretary, Attorney Siven Samuel will represent South Africa at the World Congress.




At the end of a four (4) year cycle the volleyball fraternity mandates their respective provincial delegates to cast their ballot for the candidate of their choice to represent them on the Volleyball South Africa’s national cabinet.

The country wide lobbying to get their candidates of choice for the following posts: Vice President; PR/Media; Development and Schools Volleyball made the 2016 Quadrennial General Meeting (QGM) the most hotly contested elections in the history of the National Federation.

The portfolios of President (Anthony Mokoena); Secretary-General (Mike Makhubela); Treasurer (Vinesh Maharaj); Technical (Size Vardhan); Transformation,Ethics and Gender Directorate (William Mojapele) and Honorary Life President (Tubby Reddy) were unopposed.

Attorney Siven Samuel acted as the electoral officer. Samuel announced the results of the contested portfolios:

Kriba Reddy (VSA) triumphed over Gauteng’s Tebogo Sebaloa for the Vice President portfolio; the Eastern Cape candidate for the PR/Media portfolio, Kurt Muller lost out to Donovan Nair (VSA); Western Cape’s Loet Groenewald was given the nod for the Development portfolio over fellow contenders Seipati Ranthimo (VSA); Andries Kekana (Gauteng) and Kruba Jaram (KZN); Deva Moodliar, the Schools Volleyball Director retained his post after the national interim schools volleyball president Ismail Teladia  W.Cape) was ruled out as a candidate.



FOR THE PERIOD 2016 to 2019


President Anthony Mokoena
Vice President Kriba Reddy
Secretary-General Mike Makhubela
Treasurer Vinesh Maharaj
PR/Media Donovan Nair
Development Loet Groenewald
Technical Size Vardhan
Transformation, Ethics & Gender William Mojapele
Schools Deva Moodliar
Honorary Life President Tubby Reddy

Champions Cup 2016 – Results


1.Liberte (KZN) 1. UWC (W.Cape)
2. Quantum (Gauteng) 2. VUT (Gauteng)
3.DUT (KZN) 3. Tukkies (Gauteng)
4. All Star Saints (W.Cape) 4. Watsonia (Gauteng)



Best Setter Bejanke Della (UWC) Kiresh Harilal (Liberte)
Best Attacker Martina Bonarova (UWC) Jamine Naidoo (Quantum)
Best Blocker Tasneem Claasens (UWC) Loueshan Gungarajh (Liberte)
Most Valuable Player Martina Bonorova (UWC) Kiresh Harilal (LIberte)

Champions Cup 2016 – Durban

Women’s Final:

University of Western Cape (UWC) v Vaal University of Technology (VUT)


It came as no surprise when seasoned campaigners University of Western Cape (UWC) and the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) reached the finals of the Champions Cup, Volleyball South Africa’s (VSA) premier national inter club championship for women and men.

In the group stage UWC brushed aside challenges from KADS(3-1); UKZN (3-1) and VUT (3-1. In the cross semi final UWC defeated Watsonia from KZN (3-0)  and VUT edged out the University of Pretoria (Tuks) by 3 sets to 1 to do battle in a north versus south final

In the women’s final between UWC and VUT the former was in the pound seat as they defeated VUT 3-1 in the group stage. Notwithstanding their loss to UWC the students from the north took the battle to the Capetonians with chief destroyer Karabo Molefha attacking from both the front and back court. When Czech international beach volleyball star Martina Bonorova and Tasneem Claasens tightened their grip at the net it put the brakes on the VUT attack force.UWC went on to win the opening set with a 25-16 score. Continuing with their winning ways the Capetonians grabbed the 2nd set by posting a hard fought 25-20 score line.

When things became a little difficult for the UWC lasses it was setter extraordinaire, Benjake Della, a recipient of the best setter award at several national tournaments guided her team back into contention to win the set with a 25-22 margin to put their hands on the coveted Champions Cup silverware.

Donovan Nair



1.Liberte (KZN) 1. UWC (W.Cape)
2. Quantum (Gauteng) 2. VUT (Gauteng)
3.DUT (KZN) 3. Tukkies (Gauteng)
4. All Star Saints (W.Cape) 4. Watsonia (Gauteng)



Best Setter Bejanke Della (UWC) Kiresh Harilal (Liberte)
Best Attacker Martina Bonarova (UWC) Jamine Naidoo (Quantum)
Best Blocker Tasneem Claasens (UWC) Loueshan Gungarajh (Liberte)
Most Valuable Player Martina Bonorova (UWC) Kiresh Harilal (LIberte)

Champions Cup 2016 – Durban



For fifteen years the coveted Champions Cup,Volleyball South Africa’s premier national inter club championship silverware has eluded the KZN teams.

Tongaat’s Liberte were the inaugural winners in 2000. From 2001 to 2015 the Champions Cup title has moved back and forth between the Western Cape and Gauteng.

Undeterred by their loss to the University of Johannesburg in the opening match in their group stage Jason Govender’s team went on to power their way past the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) (3-1); Grove End (3-1) and University of Limpopo (3-0) to book their place in the knock out stage.

Squaring up against the star studded line up of the defending champions, the University of the Western Cape was a daunting task for the Tongaat lads. Losing the first set 17-25 further exacerbated the situation.A tongue lashing from coach Govender spurred on his team to level matters at 1-1 with a 26-24 score line. Strengthening the defence at the net Liberte won the next set 25-19. After losing the 4th set (20-25) the Tongaat boys wrapped up the match with a 15-12 score line. Continuing with their winning ways Liberte thrashed Capetonians All Star Saints in straight sets in a one sided semi final clash.

The men’s final between Liberte and Johannesburg based Quantum was a mouth watering encounter which was won by the home side by 3 sets to 2 ((21-25; 25-15; 25-23; 24-26; 15-11),

After levelling matters at 1-1 the 3rd and 4th sets were crowd pleasing encounters as both teams threw caution to the wind and entertained the fans with explosive exchanges that had the rowdy fans salivating for more.

With Liberte grabbing a 25-23 3rd set win and Quantum taking the 4th set with a hard fought 26-24 score line the stage was set for a titanic 5th set battle.

With Liberte’s Loushen Gungarajh taking care of matters at the net star setter Kiresh Harilal brought the best out of Ruwellan Pillay, Kiruben Naicker and skipper Hinesh Purbhoo to post quick points on the board. Quantum’s Jamine Naidoo, Keifer Govender and Warwick Ellerbeck kept their hopes alive by taking on their opponents. Jamine Naidoo was especially devastating when he unleashed his power around the court. When Liberte reached 13-9 it seemed to have taken its toll on the Johannesburg lads. Ruwellan Pillay stepped up a few gears and put the set beyond their reach of Quantum to march to the podium as gold medallists.

Donovan Nair

Champions Cup 2016 – Day 3

Day 3

The heated exchanges between semi finalists ,local lads, DUT and Quantum from Johannesburg warmed the chilly night air at the UKZN’s sports centre.

With a rowdy partisan crowd firmly behind DUT the local boys snatched a 25-23 first set win. Quantum making their first appearance in a semi final encounter at the Champions Cup level fought back to level matters.


DUT’s Quwin Naidoo a thorn in the side of Quantum was ably joined in attack by the diminutive power house attacker, Krisen Narainsamy to put their team ahead with a 25-20 scoreline. Quantum’s Jamine Naidoo responded with venom to level the scores at 2-2.

The tightly contested 5th set ended in favour of Quantum, courtesy of too unforced errors by DUT.


Liberte the people’s team of Tongaat thrashed Capetonians, All Star Saints in straight sets (25-16; 25-8; 25-20) to meet Quantum in what promises to be a mouth watering men’s final.

In the women’s semi-final encounters, Pretoria’s Tuks found the goings rather difficult as they succumbed to a 3-0 (25-19; 25-14; 25-14) loss to seasoned campaigners, the

Vaal University of Technology (VUT). The University of Western Cape edged out KZN’s Watsonia, 3-0.

The finals are scheduled for Saturday at 1pm (women) and 3pm (men)


Donovan Nair

Quadrennial General Meeting (QGM)

Volleyball South Africa (VSA) hosts its Quadrennial General Meeting (QGM) at the Coastlands on the Ridge Hotel in Durban on Sunday, 25 September.

Tubby Reddy, the long standing President of the National Federation will be handing over the reins to Vice President Anthony Mokoena from the Free State.

Mokoena’s nomination to the “hot seat”is unopposed.

Billed as the most hotly contested election since the unity process in the early 1990’s cabinet hopefuls will be going out of their way to convince the delegates to win their votes.

Former Secretary General, Kriba Reddy is up against Gauteng’s Tebogo Sebolao for the Vice President post vacated by Anthony Mokoena.

PR/Media incumbent, Donovan Nair faces challenges from Warren Sieberts (Gauteng) and newcomer Kurt Muller from the Eastern Cape.

The Development post contenders are Seipati Ranthimo (Free State), Loet Groenewald (W.Cape), Andries Kekana (Gauteng) and Kruba Jaram (KZN).

The crucial Schools’ portfolio is contested by Ismail Teladia from the Western Cape. Deva Moodliar heads that portfolio.

Our going President, Tubby Reddy fills the position of Honorary Life President.

Donovan Nair