The inroads made have not only been many, but substantial. Numerous sponsors came on board, the federation beat New Zealand for the rights to host the 2023 Netball World Cup, and the senior national team won the Africa Cup, a tournament they had never been a part of, despite the team being ranked on the top spot on the continent.
"While it's big to be the first country on the continent to host the world cup, along with that comes the capacity to grow the sport near and far.
"The Legacy Programmes are not only about us in South Africa, but I'm proud that the entire continent will also benefit. We will have the ability for talented individuals to be identified and trained, be it players, coaches and umpires. In addition, every province will get facilities - which are not only going to be used for netball, by the way," Molokwane said.
"I am, however, proudest of the Africa Cup victory. Prior to that, our counterparts on the continent felt we did not really deserve our ranking. So, to actually compete and win after nine years showed we are a team to reckoned with. We did it without four of our top players also - Phumza Maweni, Erin Burger, Karla Pretorius and Maryka Holtzhausen," she said.
Molokwane's love affair with netball bloomed in the dusty streets of Polokwane, where her height and forceful personality opened doors, but her resilience and formidable bond with her late husband saw her to the peak.
"I initially had no interest in netball whatsoever and only played because I was following my sister's lead. Sprinting was where my interest laid, but I grew as a netball player when I went to university. The team needed my height and elevation, so I was in. I stayed the course and was fortunate because I never lost my way. I was with my late husband from the age of 20 and he kept me focused, courageous and grounded. He also gave me a sense of stability and security," she said.
With the politics of the country being what they were and still are in many instances, Molokwane never envisioned her life as is right now.