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 Fikile Mbalula; 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.

What is the Shield of Jove?

Dyan Buis and Wayde van Niekerk were awarded the legendary Shield of Jove at this year's SA Sports Awards. It's only the fourth time the Shield has been bestowed on deserving South African Olympians since it was established in 1948. But what exactly is the Shield of Jove?

Cream of SA sport rewarded at SA Sports Awards

Caster Semenya and Wayde van Niekerk took top honours at this year's SA Sports Awards when they won the SA Sportswoman of the Year and Sportsman of the Year awards.

Ministerial Golf Day takes place in Bloem

The annual Ministerial Golf Day, a precursor to the SA Sports Awards took place in Bloemfontein.

SRSA keeps its finances clean!

For the third time in a row, Sport and Recreation South Africa has been awarded a clean audit by the Auditor General.

Vote for your Sports Awards favourites!

What sports personality are you a fan of? Vote for your People's Choice Sports Star of the Year! Read the profiles of the nominees here, and make your choice!

2016 Sports Awards nominees announced

The cream of South African athletes who are in the running to win in each of the 2016 SA Sports Awards categories have been announced.

20 000 Big Walkers!

This year's Big Walk event in Pretoria, hosted by SRSA, was once again a huge success with thousands of participants joining in.