SA Sport Awards

SA Sport Awards is a platform hosted by National Department of Sport and Recreation to recognise, celebrate, honour and reward SA sportswomen and men who deliver the best on the playing field and personify sporting excellence in the year under review.#IzinjaZeGame

Celebrating Sporting Excellence

  • Celebrating - Platform showcasing sporting achievements
  • Sporting - Profiling of sporting’s best delivery by SA sporting fraternity
  • Excellence - Each and every one of their triumphant wins on and off the sporting field is a personification of sporting excellence
  • Inspiring the nation of SA’s sporting victories

S.A Sport Awards Delivery Mandate

  • Celebrate sporting excellence.
  • Reward sport achievement.
  • Stimulate interest in sports.
  • Unearth sporting talent .
  • Promote sporting codes’ development within the sport sector.
  • Recognise luminaries on and off the field of play

SASA’s Values

  • Hardwork - doing my best is an investment in my performance
  • Selfless - I am doing it for others
  • Commitment - dedicated to delivering only the best
  • Success - Top dog
  • Excellence - Doing the best
  • Inspirational - My performance inspires others
  • Driven - no matter how tired I am, I rest, I do not give up

Izinja ZeGame

  1. Sports people who deliver their best
  2. Sports people who personify sporting excellence on playing fields
  3. Sports people who are top dogs in the sporting fraternity


The 2019 SA Sport Awards recognises outstanding sporting achievements between 1 September 2018 and 30 August 2019. Eligibility, nomination and judging rules are outlined in the 2018 edition of the Rule Book, available for download below.

Download the 2018 Rule Book >>

Download the list of nominees for 2019 >>

Download the list of 2019 Winners >>

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.



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 32020 e.g. SPORTS A – if you would like to vote for Luvuyo (Luvo) Manyonga.

luvu A. Bongiwe Msomi
luvu B. Gerda Steyn
luvu C. Percy Tau
luvu D. Siya Kolisi
luvu E. Thembi Kgatlana

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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