Welcome to Sport and Recreation South Africa!

Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA) is the national government department responsible for sport in South Africa. Aligned with its vision of creating An Active and Winning Nation, its primary focuses are providing opportunities for all South Africans to participate in sport; managing the regulatory framework thereof, and providing funding for different codes of sport.


SRSA is headed by the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Thulas Nxesi; the Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Gert Oosthuizen; Director General Mr Alec Moemi, and Chief Operations Officer Ms Sumayya Khan.

Browse SRSA's organisational structure to learn more about its functioning or search for sport related information in its document library.


Register online now for SRSA events and projects! Click here for the SRSA Volunteer program.


IMPORTANT: Please note that SRSA does NOT fund individual athletes, nor does it provide sponsorships or bursaries. SRSA only funds national federations and their events, club development, and SRSA programs.

Minister compliments Rugby national side

Minister Of Sport and Recreation SA, Minister Thulas Nxesi took some time off his busy schedule to attend his first official rugby match in support of the Springbok Rugby National team in Durban, Kings Park Rugby stadium. The rugby national team once more stung the French National Rugby team with an impressive win of 37 - 15.

Minister congratulates national teams

It has been a great sporting weekend for all South Africans. Well done to both our national teams and our versatile athlete Wayde van Niekerk, for their great victories this past Saturday. Coach Alister Coetzee and the Rugby National team did us proud in front of all South Africans by ensuring that they reign supreme against the France national team. I urge them to continue with the same momentum getting into the remaining two test matches to be played at both Durban and Johannesburg.

Minister Nxesi congratulates Kagiso Rabada and Protea's Cricket National Team

Minister Nxesi congratulated Kagiso Rabada on his achievement ranked no 1 on the ODI cricket rankings. The Minister also congratulated the Proteas for representing SA well. He wished them all the best in the upcoming Champions Trophy Test match which takes place on Saturday.

Regional Annual Sports Awards 2017 (RASA)

Member of Region 5 of the African Union Sports Council were welcomed by Minister Nxesi at the Regional Annual Sports Awards held at Birchwood Hotel on 27 May 2017.

2017 SA Bowls Open Championships

The final winners of the 2017 South African Open Championships: Wilson Malobolo from KZN Bernardus van der Spuy from Gauteng Morgan Muvhango from KZN.

Minister speaks at SASCOCs General Meeting

As a teacher I know the importance of School Sport and if I approach this portfolio with any preconceptions, it is with the passionate belief that School Sport has to be a priority.