● The Department of Sport and Recreation’s budget increased by 4%, to R1.07 billion in 2017/18. A
large proportion (65%) of the budget is allocated to mass participation sport and recreation activities.
A further 21% of the budget goes towards school support.
● Statistics from the National Education Infrastructure Management System found that 35% of schools
had no sports facilities in 2016.
● Based on a 2016 Discovery report, titled Healthy Active Kids South Africa Report Card, less than half of
South African children and youth take part in organised sporting activities.