ERRATUM: Notice of Intention to Amend: The National Sport and Recreation Amendment Bill, 2020

28 January 2020


THE NATIONAL SPORT AND RECREATION AMENDMENT BILL, 2020 (hereinafter referred to as ‘’the draft Amendment Bill’’) IN PARLIAMENT

The Minister of Sport and Recreation hereby –

notifies all interested parties and the public at large of the intention to amend the National Sport and Recreation Act, 1998 (Act No. 110 of 1998); and
invites all interested parties, sports bodies, recreation bodies and the public at large to submit their written representations on the draft Amendment Bill to Sport and Recreation South Africa (‘’SRSA’’) as set out hereunder.

The draft Amendment Bill seeks to amend the National Sport and Recreation Act, 1998 (Act No. 110 of 1998 as amended) as follows:

To delete, amend and insert certain definitions; to provide for the promotion and development of sport and recreation; to establish a Sport Arbitration Tribunal to resolve disputes between sport or recreation bodies; to provide for and regulate combat sport; to provide for and regulate the fitness industry; to provide for the procedure in bidding for and hosting of international sports and recreation events; to provide for the delegation of powers; to provide for offences and penalties; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

Please forward your written inputs on the draft legislation to Adv. Nkosana Mehlomakulu of Legal Services, SRSA, Private Bag X896, Pretoria, 0001 or hand-deliver it at 66 Regent Place, C/o Queen and Madiba Streets, Pretoria, or e-mail it to on or before 28 February 2020.  No late representations in the above regard shall be accepted.

A copy of the draft Amendment Bill and the Memorandum on its Objects can be downloaded from the website of SRSA:


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