Sport and Recreation

Ms. Elizabeth Manong
Tel:053 839 5900
Fax: 053 807 4600
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The functions of the Sport and Recreation Directorate is in the process of being aligned to Sport and Recreation South Africa’s (SRSA) “Road Map to Optimal Performance and Functional Excellence” whereby 6 key strategic areas have been identified to accelerate service delivery:

  • Transformation
  • School Sport
  • Institutional Facilities
  • Mass Mobilisation (e.g. Magnificent Fridays)
  • Recreation
  • Funding

The Directorate partners, especially the Department of Economic Affairs and Tourism, in hosting major national and international events. The Department concentrates mostly on developmental aspects of skateboarding. Additionally, the Department has started a golf development initiative which has been very successful.

The Recreation sub programme is responsible for Corporate Recreation and Recrehab (targeting to assist with the rehabilitation of targeted groups). The equitable share budget for this sub- programme is very limited and they depend on partnerships with other provincial departments and NGO’s to effect these functions.

The role of School Sport is limited to rendering support to learners for provincial and national participation, as well as high performance programmes. Cooperation with the provincial DoE is very important and a lack thereof often leads to non delivery.


To promote sport development  and recreational advancement.


  1. The provision of sport development function.
  2. The provision of school sport  function.
  3. The provision of recreation and general support.

Mail Us

Department of Sport, Arts and Culture
Mervin Erlank Sports Precinct
10 Recreation Road
Private Bag X 5004

Contact Details

Contact telephone numbers
Tel:  066-489 9256. 
Fax: 053 807 4600
Email address: