Sport and Recreation: Overview | Western Cape Government

Sport and Recreation: Overview

Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport
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To optimise social behaviour through sport and recreation.

  • Develop school sport and recreation in the Western Cape
  • Promote competitive sport in the Western Cape
  • Provide operational support regarding programme execution within the regions
DCAS Sport and Recreation Implementation Structure
Chief Directorate: Sport and Recreation
Directorate: Sport Development
Directorate: Sport Promotion

Implementation Arms

  • School Sport
  • Recreation
  • Infrastructure and Major Events
  • Client and Scientific Support


Directorate: Sport Development
Director: Sport Development
Deputy Director: School Sport
Deputy Director: Recreation

School Sport Recreation
School Sport Programmes
  • Indigenous Games
  • Farm Schools Sport
  • Competition-based Sport
  • High Performance-based Sport
  • Career-based Sport
School Sport Mass Participation Programme
Recreation Programmes
  • Indigenous Games
  • Farm Workers Sport
  • Modified Sport
  • Golden Games
  • Club Creation
Siyadlala Community Mass Participation Programme

Directorate: Sport Promotion
Director: Sport Promotion
Deputy Director: Infrastructure and Major Events
Deputy Director: Client and Scientific Support

Functions of the Directorate:

  • Manage the development of sports people across the age spectrum to enhance excellence and increase global competitiveness
  • Ensure effective partnership with stakeholders
  • Build capacity of stakeholders to leverage international, national and other external stakeholders
  • Facilitate dispute and find resolution for disputes within stakeholders
  • Transform sport through specific interventions
  • Ensure global competitiveness
  • Ensure identification of latent talent
  • Ensure the development of latent talent and deployment of such talent
  • Ensure participation of sport persons in national and international events to increase their competitiveness and in so doing, increase the participation base
  • Ensure the creation of an enabling environment for the successful development of talented sports persons
  • Ensure the establishment of regional academies in the five District Municipalities and the Cape Town Metro
  • Ensure the development, implementation and maintenance of a talent nurturing system
  • Ensure equity, access and growth opportunities for marginalised groupings in sport and recreation
  • Ensure support for the application of new technology within the sector
  • Ensure utilisation of applied research to enhance talent development programmes
  • Develop a facilities plan for the province taking into consideration the historical pass legacies
  • Ensure a plan to recognise the performance of deserving sports people

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The content on this page was last updated on 11 January 2023