Sports development

  • The national budget for sport and recreation increased by 2%, to R1.1 billion in 2018/19. The majority of this budget will be allocated to mass participation opportunities and recreation, which falls under the Department of Sport and Recreation’s Active Nation Programme and includes school sport.

 

  • Sport has received R6 billion from the National Lotteries Commission since it first started allocating grants in 2002
  • The Fifth Annual Eminent Persons Group report, which monitors the progress of transformation in South African sport, revealed that less than 10% of the 25 000 public schools in the country participate in organised sports programmes.
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