MEC Arts, Culture, Sport & Recreation
Mrs N. Sibhidla – Saphetha, MPL

Head of Department


Head of Department
Mrs Rohini Naidoo

KZN Sports Awards
Schools Sport League
SA hosts inaugural African Track Cycling Champs

Pietermaritzburg will host the first CAC (African Cycling Confederation) African Continental Track Championships at the Sax Young Cycling track in Alexandra Park from 21-25 January, entrenching the city’s status as Africa’s “Bike City”.

With the best track cyclists from the continent expected to be entered by their federations for the event, Cycling South Africa has announced a team of 40 male and female athletes to challenge for the continental titles across the various race formats.        Read More...

Newly crowned swimmer of the year for 2014 Chad le Clos thanked his family and people of KwaZulu-Natal for their support which has seen him dominate international swimming competitions. 

The 22-year-old swimming sensation returned home yesterday from FINA World Short-Course Championships in Doha where he claimed four gold medals with victories in the 200m freestyle and  50m, 100m and 200m butterfly.             Read More...


Preparations for the participation of Team KZN in the National Top Schools Championships have been finalised.  The tournament will take place in Pretoria from 10 -15 December 2014.

The tournament is the culmination of the schools sports leagues system that starts at local level in all areas.

Most of the sports codes will be represented by top provincial school teams, with a few such as athletics, swimming and tennis being represented by selected teams.          Read More...


The MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation Mrs. Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha officially opened the two-day provincial boxing implementation plan seminar where boxing stakeholders from across KwaZulu-Natal will come up with plans to revive the sport of boxing in the province.

As a follow-up to the KwaZulu-Natal and National Boxing Indabas, KZN plans to lead the way by coming up with a comprehensive strategy and action plan.

In her address MEC Sibhidla-Saphetha called on boxing community in KZN to develop clear programmes which will ensure that the province produce Olympic and world title champions.       Read More...


The much anticipated Harry Gwala Summer Cup took place at Kilimon village near Underberg on Saturday, 29 November, with thousands of spectators braving the cold weather.

 However, due to worsening weather and poor visibility, the last two races including the main event had to be called off, with stake money shared by all participating horses.   This i was because the conditions were such that it was no longer safe for the riders and horses to continue the competition.

The first four races provided great entertainment for spectators who had come from across the province of KwaZulu-Natal to support horses from their hometown.  With horses coming from all 11 districts, there was no clear favourite which made the competition even more interesting and unpredictable for race-goers.  Read More...

Ibeach Xperience 2014
KwaZulu-Natal Honours its Sport Stars in Style

Prolific sportsmen and women were honoured for their sporting achievements and diligent administration in their respective sporting codes at the 2014 KwaZulu-Natal Sport Awards held on October 4, at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre in Durban.

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Senzo Mchunu said the event showcased the wealth of talent in the province. “As KwaZulu-Natal we are proud to host these awards and recognise our sporting heroes and heroines for their exceptional performance both on and off the field. KwaZulu-Natal is growing in stature to become the sporting destination of choice and this explains our continued desire to host big sporting events.” said Mchunu.   Read More...

Celebration of 20 Years of Freedom Through Sport


The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) in partnership with the Ilembe District Municipality organised a sport tournament for the community which saw teams from the four local municipalities compete in soccer, netball and fun run.

The sport event was preceded by the welcoming ceremony on 4 April of the Freedom Flame by MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation Mrs. Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha.  The flame marked the 20 Years of Freedom celebration of South Africa’s democracy in Ilembe District.      Read More...

Updating of Supplier Database

KZN Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) is in the process of updating its Supplier Database. All Suppliers are invited to register for their placement on the KZN DSR Suppliers Database. Completed forms can be delivered to the nearest DSR District office or Head Office/s (2nd Floor Highway House, 83-93 Jan Smuts Highway, Mayville 4058 or 135 Pietermaritz Street, Pietermaritzburg 3200).  For more information contact Veronica Naidoo on 031-2421745.
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