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 congratulates Team SA at the U/18 World Champs

Minister of Sport and Recreation SA, Minister TW Nxesi congratulates Team SA for topping the medal table at U18 World Championships.

SRSA embarks on Nelson Mandela Day campaign for 18 July

Every year on 18 July South Africans together with the global community honour our late former president and international icon Nelson Mandela in the celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. The overarching objective of Nelson Mandela International Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.

National School Sport Championships Winter Games

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa remains committed to maximizing access to sport, recreation and physical activity in every school in South Africa. The National School Sport Championship programme remains the flagship programme of the Department focusing on school leagues which culminates in this programme.

Rural Sport Development Programme National Championships

Sport and Recreation South Africa has established the Rural Sport Development Programme to address rural community participation and the opportunity for talented athletes to be identified.

Minister compliments Wayde van Niekerk on setting a new world record

As we continue to commemorate youth month, it is refreshing news to hear that Wayde Van Niekerk, our own athlete, has kept the flag of South Africa flying high.

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.

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.