MEC

 

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

Head of Department

 

Head of Department
Mrs Rohini Naidoo

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Eshowe Gets New Sports Facilities


The youth from the rural area of Mbongolwane in Eshowe's Ward 4 under Umlalazi Municipality will soon have proper facilities to develop and showcase their sports talent after the Department of Sport and Recreation announced the building of a major sports field in the area. Read more...

  
An inspirational return to action for paddling star Nkhoesa





Emerging Shongweni based paddling star Banetse Nkhoesa is on track to completing a near miraculous recovery from a serious shoulder and lung injury from a December stabbing incident and has the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation’s Elite Athlete Development Programme to thank for being able to take his place on the FNB Dusi start line on Thursday 18 February. Read more...

  
Summer Beach Games Festivals promotes water safety

                     


The Department of Sport and Recreation will continue its campaign to encourage safe usage of water for recreation purposes. This follows the successful hosting of the Festive Season Summer Beach Games in conjunction with various municipalities... Read more...

  
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Jacob Zuma Chess Tournament open doors for youth



Wilfred Gwabeni’s determination to participate in a competitive chess tournament and to play a game with the country’s first citizen got him more than what he had bargained for. Gwabeni, who is visually impaired, boarded a taxi from Mabopane, in Pretoria to Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal with his father to showcase his skills and get a rare opportunity to meet President Jacob Zuma in person at the annual Jacob G Zuma Chess Tournament. Read more...

  
Ilembe Hosts Successful Salga-KZNDSR Games



The 2015 version of the SALGA KZN-DSR Games hosted by Ilembe District Municipality will go down as one of most successful municipal games. The annual tournament was held between 10-13 December at various venues around the District, but mainly in KwaDukuza with a few events in Mandeni, Balitto and Ndwedwe. Read more...

  
Mthalane to defend his international title in Durban boxing extravaganza



The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation in conjunction with Ludonga Boxing Promotions will host the IBO Flyweight World Title Boxing Tournament at the Olive Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday, 12 December 2015. The main draw card for the tournament is the IBO Flyweight World Title match between one of KwaZulu-Natal’s favourite sons Moruti Mthalane against Renz Rosia from the Philippines. Read more...

  
Netball development under spotlight



The development of Netball in KwaZulu-Natal will be under the spotlight when stakeholders meet in Durban this weekend for the KZN Netball Indaba. Read more...

  
Entertainment Galore At 2015 Harry Gwala Summer Cup




The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation (KZNDSR) in conjunction with Rural Horse Riding Association (RHRA) have successfully hosted the 7th edition of the Harry Gwala Summer Cup. This year's event took place on Saturday (21/11) and was finalised on Sunday (22/11) at Kilmon near Underberg under the Harry Gwala District Municipality. Read more...

  
KZN Athletes Honoured





It was bigger, better and more glamorous. The 2015 KZN Sport Awards ceremony held at the International Convention Centre in Durban on Saturday evening (14/11/15) was praised by close to 1000 guests, athletes and administrators who attended the glittering function. Read more...

  
Public vote for favourite sport personality for 2015 KZN Sport Awards




The final countdown towards the KwaZulu-Natal Sport Awards is gaining momentum with the opening of the SMS vote line to allow members of the public to vote for their favourite sport star in the Sport Personality of the Year Category. Read more...

  
Football Indaba draws development roadmap for KZN


KWAZULU-NATAL has become the first province to align its football development plans to the South African Football Association’s (SAFA) Master Plan and Vision 2022 plan. Almost 250 delegates from the different SAFA KZN Regions, Local Football Associations, KZN-based Premier Soccer League clubs, Futsal, USSA, Masters/Legends, SAFA National Executive Committee members and Government representatives, met in Durban over three days to deliberate on the plans to restore the province to its former glory. Read more...

  
Mvuzo Mbebe was an exceptional sport administrator- KZN Sport MEC



The MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha has expressed her heartfelt condolences to the family of Sport Administrator Mvuzo Mbebe, who passed away last night. Read more...

  
KZN to honour sports stars in the 2015 KZN Sports Awards

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation will host the 2015 KwaZulu-Natal Sports Awards at the Chief Albert Luthuli ICC, in Durban on Saturday, 14 November 2015. The date for the Awards was announced by MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Mrs Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha following the successful start of the nomination process. Read more...

  
2015 Youth Camp in full swing in KZN



About 200 KwaZulu-Natal Youth from different races, backgrounds and social status have assembled for the 2015 National Youth Camp taking place at Umlalazi Resort in Mthunzini on the Province’s north coast.  Read more...

  
Hundreds participate in National Recreation Day



The Department of Sport and Recreation in KwaZulu-Natal (KZNDSR) has today, Friday 02/10/15, marked National Recreation Day at Moses Mabhida Stadium’s People’s Park with a kilometre walk and a number of other activities to encourage citizens to live active lifestyles. Read more...

  
KZN defends National Indigenous Games championships again




TEAM KwaZulu-Natal has once again been crowned national champions for the fifth time in a row after collecting nine medals in the National Indigenous Games held at Polokwane in Limpopo this week.   Read more...

  
Durban hosts second leg of Top Schools Champs


 Fresh talent will once again be on display this week-end when more leaners from all parts of the province gather in Durban to compete in other sports codes that were not part of the first leg of the KZN Top Schools Championships held two weekends ago.   Read more...

  
DURBAN 2022 - PHOTOS


Durban 2022 Commonwealth Games Gallery
  
2022 COMMONWEALTH GAMES HEAD FOR DURBAN


The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation (KZNDSR) has pledged its full support for Durban as the City begins its preparations to host the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Durban was unanimously confirmed as the host city by the Commonwealth Games Federation at its meeting in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday, 02 September.   Read more...

  
Durban hosts KZN Top Schools Championships


KwaZulu-Natal’s top youth talent will be on display when over 6600 learners from across the province compete in different sports codes during the KZN Top Schools Championships to be held in Durban over two weekends.  Read more...

  
BOXERS REMEMBER PHINDILE MWELASE

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation in conjunction with Starline Boxing Promotions as well as the Umnambithi-Ladysmith Municipality hosted a very successful boxing tournament on Saturday, 22 August 2015, at the Area J Community Hall at Steadville area in Ladysmith.   Read more...

  
Youth Camp 2015
  
EThekwini dominate 2015 Indigenous Games


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ETHEKWINI Metro continued to dominate the results at this year’s Provincial Indigenous Games held at the 121 Battalion Military Base in Mtubatuba, on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, on Friday and Saturday, 14-15 August. Eleven District teams competed in various codes that have been recognised including Ingqathu (rope skipping), Umlabalaba (the board game), Dibeke, Drie Stokkies, Amagende (stones), Incuva and Induku (stick fighting).   Read more...

  
Drowning incident after KZN Indigenous Games closure


Players participate in the game of kho-kho

The Department of Sport and Recreation is saddened by the tragic drowning of Nonkululeko Xaba, a 17 year old participant in the Provincial Indigenous Games that took place in Mtubatuba on the 14-15 August. The incident occurred on the evening of Saturday 15/08/15, after the closure of the Games.   Read more...

  
UMKHANYAKUDE HOSTS THE INDIGENOUS GAMES

It’s all systems go for the 2015 edition of the KZN Provincial Indigenous Games to be  hosted by the Umkhanyakude District this coming week-end from the 14 -15 August. The Games which are organised by the Department of Sport and Recreation will take place at the 121 Battalion Military Base in Mtubatuba.  Read more...

  
MARITZBURG UNITED WIN THE PREMIER’S CUP

KZN’s Premiership club, Maritzburg United have once again proven their dominance in the province by winning the KZN Premier’s Cup, a tittle previously held by fellow professional Club Lamontville Gold Arrows. United had to overcome a spirited display by National First Division side Thanda Royal Zulu, before emerging 3-2 winners in the final at Umhlathuze Sports Complex in Richards Bay, on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, on Sunday, 2nd August 2015.   Read more...

  
PSV BACK IN CONTENTION AS KZN ACADEMY DRAW WITH ARSENAL

Dutch side PSV Eindhoven picked up their first win of the Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament at King Zwelithini Stadium on Friday, while the KwaZulu-Natal Academy XI picked up a crucial point as they came close to stunning English giants Arsenal. After another day of quality football Glasgow Celtic had their semi-final hopes dashed, but for the rest of Group A the dream of the knockout stages remains very much alive.   Read more...

  
Thrilling start to the 2015 Durban U19 International Tournament


The Durban Under-19 International Football Tournament got under way on Wednesday, 29/07/15, with two remarkable games in Group A that included a thrilling 3-2 victory for the KwaZulu-Natal Academy XI over Dutch side PSV Eindhoven at the King Zwelithini Stadium in Umlazi.  Read more...

  
Premier’s Cup feast of football awaits UThungulu District

                                                               

A feast of football awaits soccer enthusiasts in the UThungulu District when five of KwaZulu-Natal’s top teams clash in the KZN Premier’s Cup at Umhlathuze Sports Complex in Richards Bay on Saturday and Sunday, 01-02/08/15. The draw for the prestigious pre-season tournament was conducted in Richards Bay on Tuesday, 28/07, with representatives from the five clubs promising to field their best teams for the tournament.   Read more...

  
DUNDEE JULY FUN DESPITE RACE CANCELLATION

 

FUN, fashion and entertainment continued into the night at the Dundee July Horse Racing Festival, in northern KwaZulu-Natal on Saturday, 25/07/2015 despite the cancellation of the horse racing element due to inclement weather. On Saturday morning the Local Organising Committee (LOC) took a decision to cancel the race indefinitely after heavy rains made conditions unsuitable for horses to race due to poor underfoot conditions on the track.    Read more...

  
Sport and Recreation Budget 2015-16 tabled

On 14th May the  MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Mrs Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha  tabled a budget of R454, 389 million for the Sport and Recreation Department at the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Legislature in Pietermaritzburg.  Of this amount Administration has been allocated R97. 625million and an amount of R356.764million is for implementation of Sport and Recreation programmes.

The budget focuses on programmes to inculcate the culture of physical activity, transformation, talent identification, creating of opportunities for young athletes in the Province to perform at the highest level and the construction of community facilities.                                Read More....

  
MEC Congratulates Golden Arrows for promotion

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha congratulates Lamontville Golden Arrows for gaining promotion to the Premier Soccer League’s ABSA Premiership after a gruelling season in the National First Division (NFD).

Arrows confirmed their qualification to the elite league after playing to a 1-1 draw with Cape Town All Stars on Sunday.                           Read More...

  
Phoenix Festival encourages social cohesion

Encouraging social cohesion and physical activity as well as fighting drug abuse and opening up opportunities for youth will be the underlying theme when thousands of young people from Phoenix, Inanda, KwaMashu and Ntuzuma (PINK) areas participate in the Phoenix Festival in July this year. The Festival which will have five sports codes was launched at Phoenix Youth Centre on Wednesday evening (29/04/15). The participating codes are soccer, netball, cricket, volleyball and athletics as well as early childhood education.

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DRAFT BILLS FOR COMMENT

FITNESS INDUSTRY REGULATORY BILL, 2015        Read More...

DRAFT NATIONAL SPORT AND RECREATION                           AMENDMENT BILL, 2017                                                         Read More...     

SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR DRUG-FREE SPORT AMENDMENT BILL, 2017                                                        Read More...


SOUTH AFRICAN COMBAT SPORT BILL, 2015
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CURBING OBESITY THROUGH SCHOOL SPORT

The MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation Mrs Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha has encouraged parents to ensure that their children participate in sporting activities at schools. This will assist in curbing obesity and preventable lifestyle diseases as well as assist in keeping young people away from the many social ills in our communities.

Sibhidla-Saphetha was speaking during the sporting event at KwaMbonambi, near Richardsbay on the KwaZulu-Natal north coast, under the Umfolozi Local Municipality, where the Department of Sport and Recreation handed over a revamped multi-code sports field and an outdoor gym to the community. The Department spent an amount of R2.1milion to revamp the Nzalabantu sports field in Ward 14 which is in close proximity to a number of local schools. The facility includes two soccer fields, new change rooms with running water and ablution blocks and a combo court for netball, basketball and volleyball.             Read More...

  
AmaZulu F.C. visit xenophobia victims

As part of ongoing efforts to cement peace and stability, the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation in partnership with Durban-based AmaZulu Football Club on Wednesday, 22/04/15, visited the temporary shelter in Chatsworth set up to house fleeing foreign nationals following recent xenophobic attacks in Durban and surroundings.                           Read More...

  
MEC Sibhidla-Saphetha says NO to Xenophobia
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Outdoor gym for KwaMsane

KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation, Ntombikayise Sibhidla-Saphetha has handed over a fully equipped outdoor gym to the community of KwaMsane Township in Mtubatuba, northern KwaZulu-Natal as part of government’s programme to promote active and healthy lifestyle in communities.

The Department of Sport and Recreation is rolling out the provision of outdoor park gyms throughout the province in line with the Provincial Government’s objective of encouraging people to live active lifestyles in order to prevent lifestyle diseases and fight social ills.                    Read More...

  
SPORT AND RECREATION RECOGNISES SERVICE EXCELLENCE

The Department of Sport and Recreation hosted the Departmental Service Excellence Awards (DSEA) at a glittering function in Durban on the 7th April 2015.  The DSEA seeks to recognize and award excellence in service delivery. This year the awards also incorporated the Long Service Awards, and the best performing districts from the previous financial years were also recognized and awarded.

The Amajuba District, under the leadership of acting district head Ms. Zanele Khumalo, reclaimed its crown of being the best performing service centre for the 2014/15 financial year.  Ilembe has held the title briefly in the 2012/13 financial year before returning it to Amajuba which has held the title since the inception of the Awards.    Read More...

  
WOMEN IN SPORT CALL FOR GENDER EQUALITY IN SPORT

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Sport and Recreation hosted a successful second KwaZulu-Natal Women in Sport Symposium from 6-7 March at Riverside Hotel in Durban.

In a ground-breaking move, the symposium adopted the implementation strategy for improving gender equality in sport structures in province. 

The strategic document will provide a roadmap for delivery of women sport in the province, addressing many challenges facing females participating at different levels of sport.             Read More...

  
KZN hosts Primary Schools Athletics Championship

KwaZulu-Natal will host its provincial Primary Schools Athletics Championship where future stars in track and field will be fighting for a spot in the provincial team to represent KZN at a national tournament. 

The event, which takes place on 6 March at Kings Park Athletics Stadium, is part of the School Sport Programme established in partnership between the Department of Sport & Recreation and Department of Education.  The initiative seeks to revive and promote sport activities in every school in KZN.

Over 700 young athletes will descend on Durban from across the province to compete at this year’s event.  Such competitions also help ensure that the young and talented athletes are identified at an early age, nurtured and receive necessary assistance to progress to the elite level in their respective sport. 

  
GANDHI SALT MARCH – DSR SUPPORT FOR SOCIAL COHESION AND PROMOTION OF A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE

The media launch for the 11th Annual Salt March, held at the Ciao Bella Café in Durban on 26 February 2015, afforded the department an opportunity to interact with other stakeholders whilst reflecting on the reasons to support the project. The Salt March, presented by the Gandhi Development Trust, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, 29 March 2015.      Read More...

  
ANDY BIRKETT DOMINATES 2015 DUSI MARATHON

Andy Birkett put up another dominating performance in the final stage of the 2015 Dusi Canoe Marathon smashing the course record by five minutes, arriving at Blue Lagoon in Durban, ahead of defending champion Lance Kime.  Sbonelo Khwela finished the day in third.

Birkett, who earned his fifth Dusi title finished comfortably in the end, having started aggressively from day one.  Birkett thanked his family for the support which he said provided a solid foundation for him to perform well at this year’s event...                      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.
 
Please find below the relevant documents, viz Advert, Registration Form and Guideline document.

  
 
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