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.

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 congratulate Gift Ngoepe

Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa, Min T.W Nxesi congratulates Gift Ngoepe who learned all his baseball skills whilst practicing in a wooden clubhouse in Randburg.

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.

Minister Nxesi, express his heartfelt and condolences to family of late Nick Durandt.

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa is saddened by the news of the untimely passing of legendary boxer, mentor and boxing trainer Nick Durandt.

Flood of Medals for Gauteng

Gauteng was crowned as the SA Schools Aquatics National Champions in Polokwane with 159 medals, KZN came 2nd with 109 medals and Mpumalanga 3rd with 42 medals. Ozzy Aromin of KZN was one of the best performers who won 8 medals.

Gauteng leads at Schools Aquatics Champs

WIth one day to go, Gauteng is in the lead at the National School Sport Aquatics Championship in Polokwane.

Minister speaks at Aquatics Champs

The newly appointed Minister of Sport and Recreation recently spoke at the South African Schools Sport National Aquatics Championships in Polokwane.

Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi appointed as new Minister of Sport and Recreation

Mr Thembelani Thulas Nxesi has been appointed as the new Minister of Sport and Recreation, following in the footsteps of Minister Fikile Mbalula.