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.

South Africa Trio to Compete in the IAAF Diamond League

Caster Semenya, Luvo Mayonga & Wayde van Niekerk, the SA Trio, to compete in the IAAF Diamond League on 24 August 2017 at Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich (Germany). Here athletes will compete against each other in an attempt to become Diamond League Champions and to win a share of the 1.6 million US Dollar prize money on offer.

Minister applauds medal winner athletes

Congratulations are all in order to the entire team including Caster Semenya as she continued to carry our flag high in adding to our gold medal telly in the 800m women final and the bronze in the 1500m women final, serving as a great ambassador to our woman athletes.

Caster snatches third medal for Team SA in London

Team South African continues to collect medals at the IAAF World Championships in London. Last night our middle-distance runner Caster Semenya pocketed bronze during the 1 500m Women final.

Minister happy with medal count at IAAF Champs

The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Thulas Nxesi, and ASA has welcomed the two medals won by Team South Africa on Saturday in the Long Jump at the IAAF World Championships in London, England. Luvo Manyonga and Ruswahl Samaai grabbed gold and bronze medals, respectively to put the Rainbow Nation’s foot forward in the global contest for decorations.

Cabinet approves South Africa's bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup

Cabinet, at its meeting of 1st August 2017, approved a request from the Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Thulas Nxesi, for South Africa to bid to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup. The outcome of the bid will be announced in November 2017, with Ireland and France being the other bidders.

Minister speaks at ‘Bomza’ Nkohla's funeral

As Minister of Sport and Recreation, and on behalf of government, allow me to convey sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr Welile James ‘ Bomza’ Nkohla, this mighty sporting icon.

Ministerial committee of enquiry to investigate FNB Stadium incident

The Ministry and Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa have taken note of the unfortunate events that took place at the FNB Stadium on the 29th of July 2017.