Minister - 2017/18 Budget Vote Speech

Let’s get straight into the budget: • The total budget for 2017/18 to Sports and Recreation South Africa is R1.067 billion. • Of this, R689.1 million is allocated to mass participation sport and recreation activities under the banner of our Active Nation programme. This means that 64.6% of the budget goes directly to sport development. • Of this, R224.5 million (21% of budget) goes to School Sport. • The total allocation for transfers and subsidies stands at R796.1 million. Of this, R585.8 million is transferred to Provincial Departments by way of conditional grants to support delivery in the provinces. • The balance of the transfers and subsidies – R210.1 million - is allocated to support national sports bodies with an amount of R169.2 million, and R79.3 million largely to support high performance sport. • The Department has cut costs over the next three years by R27.8 million - cutting on advertising, contractors, travel and subsistence as well as the cost of venues and events. I am also pleased to confirm that the Department again achieved a clean audit for the last financial year.

: 26 May 2017
: 2017
Publication Page
: 11
Media Type
: Speech