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Our Journey

The Sports Trust was established in 1994 after discussions and recommendations with Tata Madiba and late Minister of Sport,

Mr Steve Tshwete, to incorporate sport as a vehicle to help bring about positive change and social cohesion in a country desperately in need of healing and stability.  The Trust was formed with its Vision and Mandate to provide sporting infrastructure, kit and equipment and programmes aimed at developing the young people of South Africa. This positive influence will help to provide hope, inspiration, opportunities and platforms for them to advance their sporting ambitions and dreams. 


We understood that sport development and providing sustainable programmes needed to be our contribution towards building a new and prosperous country with equal opportunities for all its citizens, both abled and disabled. It further cemented our commitment as a contributor towards the constitutional change objectives and to be a catalyst for transformation in sport, on this journey of renewal for our rainbow nation.

The financial support from our donors and funders, such as our long standing Trustees, ensure that schools and communities in rural areas and those in need, benefit from these investments, for the betterment of all,  through sport.  This is further supported by our slogan of “Enhancing Education through Sport”. 

We believe that by partnering with all our stakeholders it’s possible to deliver on our Mandate of sustainability, as a priority, to ensure tangible results and outcomes, and providing an opportunity for all South Africans to participate in sport.

About Us

  • Established jointly by the private  and  public sectors in 1994,

  • Is a registered Section 21 company, Public Benefit Organisation (PBO 930009535)

  • Operates as a Non-Profit Organisation (NPO 054-767), and carries the name “Trust” to reflect the Relationship between donors’ funding and the organisation.

  • Acts as an implementation partner to its Trustees, Corporates, Government and, other donors in the promotion of sport and recreation  by assisting  and executing their corporate social responsibility programmes

  • Provide a Section 18 A certificate to meet their BBBEE requirements as our delivery is 100 % to disadvantaged communities throughout South Africa

What We Do

  • Enhance Education through Sport by providing sporting equipment, kit and building facilities for previously disadvantaged South Africans so that they have access and the opportunity to participate in sport, in particular focusing on disadvantaged schools

  • We assist both abled and disabled communities, and cover all sporting codes.

  • To date over R 62 million has been invested in more than 261 projects across all nine provinces in South Africa

  • Key consideration is given to the funders’ requirements in order to achieve their CSI AND CSR outcomes

How We Can Help You Implement Your CSI Initiatives

The key focus of the Trust is to act as an implementation partner acting on behalf of all its Stakeholders, donors and partners, ensuring due diligence and the effective delivery of sustainable development projects within South Africa’s disadvantaged communities.

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