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Latest news and press releases regarding Sports and Recreation South Africa

NCOP BUDGET VOTE DEBATE 2018/2019 - Minister Xasa

NCOP BUDGET VOTE DEBATE 2018/2019 - Minister Xasa


Transformation of the South Africa society is a key imperative. South Africa is undergoing a renewal - a new dawn - a period of hope. It's a new dawn of change that reverberates across all sectors of our society. Sport is no different in this.

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MOU Between SRSA and DBE to Improve School Sports

MOU Between SRSA and DBE to Improve School Sports

Minister Tokozile Xasa (SRSA) & Minister Angie Motshekga (DBE) held a press briefing where both Departments signed a MOU that clearly articulates areas of responsibility, alignment of resources for the implementation of the school sports programmes.

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Retirement of AB de Villiers from International Cricket

Retirement of AB de Villiers from International Cricket

The Ministry of Sport and Recreation South Africa note and respect the announcement by our former Test Cricket captain AB de Villiers of his retirement from International Cricket.

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Release of 2016/17 Transformation Status Report

Release of 2016/17 Transformation Status Report

The 5th EPG report on sport’s transformation status based on the analysis of data submitted by 19 federations were released by Minister Xasa

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

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.

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Minister congratulates Team SA at the U/18 World Champs

Minister congratulates Team SA at the U/18 World Champs

Minister of Sport and Recreation SA, Minister TW Nxesi congratulates Team SA for topping the medal table at U18 World Championships.

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SRSA embarks on Nelson Mandela Day campaign for 18 July

SRSA embarks on Nelson Mandela Day campaign for 18 July

Every year on 18 July South Africans together with the global community honour our late former president and international icon Nelson Mandela in the celebration of Nelson Mandela International Day. The overarching objective of Nelson Mandela International Day is to inspire individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.

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National School Sport Championships Winter Games

National School Sport Championships Winter Games

The Department of Sport and Recreation South Africa remains committed to maximizing access to sport, recreation and physical activity in every school in South Africa. The National School Sport Championship programme remains the flagship programme of the Department focusing on school leagues which culminates in this programme.

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Rural Sport Development Programme National Championships

Rural Sport Development Programme National Championships

Sport and Recreation South Africa has established the Rural Sport Development Programme to address rural community participation and the opportunity for talented athletes to be identified.

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Minister compliments Wayde van Niekerk on setting a new world record

Minister compliments Wayde van Niekerk on setting a new world record

As we continue to commemorate youth month, it is refreshing news to hear that Wayde Van Niekerk, our own athlete, has kept the flag of South Africa flying high.

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Minister compliments Rugby national side

Minister compliments Rugby national side

Minister Of Sport and Recreation SA, Minister Thulas Nxesi took some time off his busy schedule to attend his first official rugby match in support of the Springbok Rugby National team in Durban, Kings Park Rugby stadium. The rugby national team once more stung the French National Rugby team with an impressive win of 37 - 15.

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Minister congratulates national teams

Minister congratulates national teams

It has been a great sporting weekend for all South Africans. Well done to both our national teams and our versatile athlete Wayde van Niekerk, for their great victories this past Saturday. Coach Alister Coetzee and the Rugby National team did us proud in front of all South Africans by ensuring that they reign supreme against the France national team. I urge them to continue with the same momentum getting into the remaining two test matches to be played at both Durban and Johannesburg.

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Minister Nxesi congratulates Kagiso Rabada and Protea's Cricket National Team

Minister Nxesi congratulates Kagiso Rabada and Protea's Cricket National Team

Minister Nxesi congratulated Kagiso Rabada on his achievement – ranked no 1 on the ODI cricket rankings. The Minister also congratulated the Proteas for representing SA well. He wished them all the best in the upcoming Champions Trophy Test match which takes place on Saturday.

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Regional Annual Sports Awards 2017 (RASA)

Regional Annual Sports Awards 2017 (RASA)

Member of Region 5 of the African Union Sports Council were welcomed by Minister Nxesi at the Regional Annual Sports Awards held at Birchwood Hotel on 27 May 2017.

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2017 SA Bowls Open Championships

2017 SA Bowls Open Championships

The final winners of the 2017 South African Open Championships: Wilson Malobolo from KZN Bernardus van der Spuy from Gauteng Morgan Muvhango from KZN.

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