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, search for sport related information in its document library, or browse photos from SRSA activities and projects.


Register online now for SRSA events and projects! Click here for the SRSA Volunteer program, or Youth Camps, and SASReCon.


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.

UNITE4MANDELA happening on Nov 22 in Pretoria

On 22 November, 2014 South Africans will once again UNITE and take to the streets of Tshwane in honour of the much-loved global icon, the late Nelson Mandela. Spearheaded by the Department of Sport and Recreation and the Department of Arts and Culture, the 2014 Nelson Mandela Sport and Culture Day will be held to demonstrate the depth of South Africans' commitment to the late President Nelson Mandela's vision of sports and culture as a nation builder and a unifying force for a cohesive society.

SRSA partners with Nestlé to boost school sport

SRSA and Nestlé South Africa recently announced a partnership to form a new schools sports programme. The programme aims to develop football and netball skills of school-going children under the ages of 13. Commencing on January 2014, the schools programme will target public schools throughout South Africa and aims to reach 15000 schools in the country by December 2014.

Karate World Cup takes place in Durban

The International Karate Organization Kyokushin Kaikan I.K.O. Matsushima Group was proud to host the 4th Karate World Cup that took place from 6 – 7 September 2014 at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli Convention Centre (Icc Durban). The event was opened by President Jacob Zuma.

Minister honours South African women in sport

A Gala Dinner was held at the Sandton Conversion Centre recently to celebrate and honour women in Sport. Members of the media and public were invited to witness the honouring of over 50 women who held different roles in the sporting fraternity from administrators, athletes, activists, radio & TV presenters to the widows of our fallen sports stars.

Minister mourns passing of rugby player Jack Dolomba

The Minister of Sport and Recreation South Africa(SRSA), Mr Fikile Mbalula, learnt with sadness and deep sense of grief on the passing on of Mr Jack Dolomba.

Latest ThinkSport journal available now

The second edition of SRSA's publication ThinkSport was launched recently, and includes thought-provoking writing on current issues in sport by prominent names in South African sport.