The Awards carry a total of Nineteen (19) categories including the Minister of Sport and Recreation Award categories. The categories recognise: individuals; males; females; people with a disability; national and international participants; national federations; recreation bodies, schools, indigenous games, sport legends, media and community sport builders.

Nominating Bodies

  • Provincial Sport and Recreation Departments
  • National Federations
  • Provincial Sport Confederations
  • Media Houses and Journalists

The Provincial Sport and Recreation Departments host Provincial Awards, where winners of the 17 categories are nominated to the National Sport Awards. National Federations also host their annual awards, they submit their nominations according to the timelines and requirements as stipulated in the rulebook.

All the received nominations are subjected to an audit process by an appointed firm of professional Auditors. The Voting Panel under the facilitation of appointed auditors shortlist and chose finalists that get announced as Nominees in the different 17 categories of the awards.

The Main Event of the Sport Awards

The SA Sport Awards 2017 Ceremony will be held on Sunday; 12 November 2017 at the Emperors Palace in Kempton Park, Ekurhuleni Municipality.

Nature of the Event:

t is a black tie, formal and glamour with red carpet and media spectacle. Guests must dress up in tuxedo and ball gowns. The event is broadcast live on SABC 1 and SuperSport from 20:00.


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.
Voting is now closed

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