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.

The High powered Delegation that traveled to London to for the Rugby World Cup 2023 Bid

Meet the high powered South African delegation that travelled to London and this past Monday presented the country state of readiness to host the Rugby World Cup 2023.

Deputy President Ramaphosa to lead team SA to London for presentation of SA's Bid to host Rugby World Cup 2023

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead a high-level delegation to London on Sunday 24 September 2017 for the presentation to the World Rugby Council of South Africas bid to host the prestigious Rugby World Cup 2023 tournament.

2017 Indigenous Games - Celebrating our Heritage

The national department of Sport and Recreation will kick start Heritage month celebrations by hosting the 12th edition of the Indigenous Games Festival - from the 24th to the 29th of September 2017 - at Seshego Sport Precinct, Polokwane.

Committee of Inquiry into allegations of mismanagement and non-compliance at SASCOC

The Minister of Sport and Recreation has noted the recent media speculation relating to the work of the Committee of Inquiry into the affairs of SASCOC (The Citizen, 02 and 04.09.2017).

Minister Nxesis Motivational Address to Bafana Bafana Camp

"For the fact that you are here, means you are all winners. You have been selected to play at the highest level and to represent your country. That is an honour, but also a heavy responsibility."

Minister expresses shock following death of sports presenter

The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr Thulas Nxesi and SAFA President, Danny Jordaan have expressed shock following the sudden passing of former SABC TV Sport presenter Mzimasi Mgebisa.

Minister to attend Bafana Bafana match in Cape Verde

The Minister of Sport and Recreation the honorable Mr TW Nxesi, took time off of his busy schedule to accompany The Senior Men's National team to Cape Verde for this all important match.

Appointment of Ministerial Committees of Enquiry

The Minister of Sport and Recreation, Mr TW Nxesi, has appointed two Ministerial Committees of Enquiry to investigate important matters in sport.

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.