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The main business of SASCOC is to promote and develop a strategic framework for high performance sport as defined in the National Sport Recreation Act 110 of 1998 as amended by the National Sport and Recreation Amendment Act, No 18 of 2007. SASCOC also acts as the controlling body for sport in the Republic of South Africa and for the preparation and delivery of Team South Africa as defined in the aforesaid Act, at all multi-sport international games including but not limited to the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Games and Africa Games.

Furthermore, the mission of SASCOC is to develop and promote the Olympic movement in the Republic of South Africa in accordance with the Olympic Charter, the Paralympic movement in accordance with the IPC Handbook, global association of International Sports Federations, International World Games Association Constitution and Commonwealth Games Federation Constitution.

SASCOC is affiliated and recognised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), International World Games Association (IWGA), Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA), Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) and African Paralympic Committee. SASCOC is required to promote the fundamental principles and values of these aforementioned international bodies.
The General Assembly is the highest decision-making body of SASCOC and shall comprise all Members who include National Federations and Provincial Sports Confederations.

Our Mandate
  • The South African Sports Confederation, Olympic and Paralympic Committee (SASCOC) is the single Non-Governmental macro structure for sport delivery in the country.  
  • It is South Africa’s only national multi-coded sporting body responsible for the preparation, presentation and performance of teams to multi-coded events, including but not limited to the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games, World Games, African Games, Youth Olympic Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and AUSC Region V.
  • Over and above this, our remit is to create a system that enables the identification and development of the holistic high-performance sporting potential of all South Africans and ensures fundamental transformation in sport, in support of nation building.  
  • In summary as the macro body of sport we:
    • Act as the co-ordinating and controlling body of sport and represent the interest of sport (advocacy) across the board
    • Promote Talent Identification and High-Performance Sports Systems
    • Successfully deliver Team South Africa.
Vision, Mission and Values
Strategic Pillars

The Strategic Pillars that will anchor the organisation in this cycle and into the future are as indicated in figure 5 below. These are Brand Reputation and Management; Human Capital, Good Corporate Governance; Financial Sustainability; Stakeholder Relations; High Performance and Advocacy for Sports Transformation and Leading a Sports Movement. Technology is an enabler and it cuts across all pillars.