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, Ms Thokozile Xasa; 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.

Sport in the Struggle Exhibition at Freedom Park, 20 March - 03 May 2018

The “Sport in the Struggle” exhibition is a travelling exhibition celebrating the forgotten heroes of South African sport prior to democracy. The exhibition was first held in 2013 at the Apartheids Museum and since 2015 the exhibition has been travelling across South Africa, where it has so far been hosted at eight venues. The exhibition has proven to be popular everywhere, and has reached thousands of visitors who visit museums and are exposed to the exhibition

Statement of  SRSA on Ministerial Inquiry Into Death of Spectators at FNB Stadium

SRSA has filed a notice of intention to withdraw the earlier published Government Gazette notice on the establishment of a Ministerial Committee of Inquiry into the deaths of spectators at FNB stadium.

Opening of the Sport in the Struggle Exhibition, Freedom Park - 20 March 2018

This exhibition, which has brought all of us here today, is a platform which evokes visual and historical memories of how chains of freedom barred many South Africans from participating in sports.

Minister Xasa congratulates athletes for doing well at the Athletics Grand Prix Event

Caster Semenya added another achievement to her ever-growing list of accolades by setting a new SA record in the women’s 1,000m in finishing 2: 35.43 seconds.