KwaZulu-Natal Department: Sport and Recreation

The Department of Arts and Culture and the Department of Sport and Recreation have merged to create the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture, effective 1 January 2023. While this merger is ongoing and each historical department continues to produce separate financial and audit results and annual reports, we will continue to display them as separate entries.

Contact Details

Postal Private Bag X9141, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Physical 135 Pietermaritz Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200
Tel 033 897 9400


The mission of the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation is to maximise opportunities through the promotion, development and transformation of sport and recreation to create cohesive and sustainable communities and enhance the quality of life of the citizens of KwaZulu-Natal.

The Department's strategic goals are to promote and contribute to transformation and development of sport and recreation; economic growth and opportunities through sport and recreation; good governance in sport and recreation; and sound cooperative governance.

The responsibilities of the Department are: policy development, within the context of the national sport and recreation policy, with the principal agents being provincial federations and macrobodies; implementation of recreation policy, via the Provincial Recreation Councils (PRORECs); funding of the above agencies; and upgrading of facilities as created by local authorities, for national and provincial events.

The information in this directory is compiled from various sources and is subject to continual change. If you notice any errors or omissions, contact us so that we may correct them.