The South African Sport Awards are part of Sport and Recreation South Africa’s commitment to promote social cohesion and nation building through Sport & Recreation. The key objective of the Sport Awards is acknowledging and celebrating sport excellence, reward sport achievement in and off the field of play.

The SA Sport Awards were initiated in 2004 in partnership with South African Sport Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) and South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) as well as a host of other generous stakeholders and sponsors.

With the exception of 2009 and 2010, when there were no National Sport Awards held, these Awards have subsequently been held successfully on an annual basis since 2004. In 2011 this program was then re-launched with additional partners, including SuperSport. 2017 therefore marks the 12th edition of the prestigious SA Sport Awards!

  • The South African Sports Awards Partners 2017
  • Sport and Recreation South Africa
  • Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality
  • SABC – Official Broadcaster
  • Super Sport – Broadcast partner


Vote for People’s Choice - Sports Star of the year

To vote for the People’s Choice Sports Star of the Year, members of the public can SMS the keyword SPORTS followed by the letter indicating their selection to 32811 e.g. SPORTS A – if you would like to vote for Luvuyo (Luvo) Manyonga.

luvu A. Luvuyo (Luvo) Manyonga
luvu B. Wayde van Niekerk
luvu C. Caster Semenya
luvu D. Chad le Clos
luvu E. Kagiso Rabada

SMS cost R1.50 per entry. T’s &C’s apply.

Voters with the highest vote on a weekly basis will win a Tablet which will be announced on Sport@10 on SABC 1, Soccer Laduma on Saturdays and Sundays as well as Lesedi FM.
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