Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation


Access archived public records

Gauteng citizens can learn about Gauteng's rich culture and heritage through accessing archived records from the Gauteng Archive Repository Centre.

Access Brittanica

Britannica is the ultimate student resource for key school subjects like history, government, literature, and more. Access Brittanica on this link https://library.eb.com/

Access OverDrive

OverDrive is a digital distributor of eBooks, audiobooks, online magazines and streaming video titles which provides digital rights management and download fulfilment services for publishers, libraries, schools, corporations and book retailers. Click here to access OverDrive https://gauteng.overdrive.com/

Access World Book Online

World Book Online is an engaging, verified, and trustworthy digital resource for grades pre-K through high school. World Book Online is available on this link: https://www.worldbookonline.com/wb/products?ed=all&subacct=ZA022822

Apply for a geographical name change

Citizens may apply for a Local Geographical Name Change (LGNC) to be considered by the Gauteng Geographical Names Committee (GGNC).

Apply for filming permit

Film crews are always required to obtain film permits when filming on public spaces such as streets, pavements, sidewalks, government-owned buildings and so on.

Apply for grants-in-aid

Any legal entity or natural person in the Province of Gauteng is eligible for funding, terms and conditions apply.

Apply for permit to protect or demolish a building

Apply for or propose alteration or demolition of a provincial heritage site or a provisionally protected place, or the proposed structure or part of a structure that is older than 60 years.

Athlete Management

Gauteng Athletes management system

Audition for Puisano Live Music development programme

Bands selected from the audition process to participate in the showcase and an honorarium are paid for performances.

Be part of the Future Champions

Future Champions is a three-legged initiative which aims to develop emerging football talent for players and coaches. It comprises of Gauteng Schools Cup, Gauteng Cup and Gauteng International Tournament.​

Be part of the OR Tambo Soncini Social Cohesion Games

OR Tambo Soncini Social Cohesion Games starts from local level to area level to regional level to municipality level to Provincial level with an International element attached to it.

Develop your career in the filming industry

Young people are provided with the opportunity to explore and get more information on careers in the industry and its discipline.

Find a library near me

Public libraries are hubs of education, giving residents access to books, magazines and audio-visual materials.

Gauteng Sport Awards

Nominate and vote for your deserving sportsmen and women for the Gauteng Sports Awards

How to honour and learn about unsung heroes and heroines of Gauteng

Citizens may learn about and commemorate the lives of unsung heroes and heroines who contributed to the liberation struggle.

Join the Gauteng Youth Camp

The Youth Camp helps Gauteng youth make the most of their holiday time while keeping occupied and reducing exposure to abuse and other social ills.

Know the South African National Symbols

To foster patriotism to the Citizens of the Country.

Learn about School Sport processes

School sport develops, sustains and promotes sport in schools; this enhances the quality of life of learners.

Learn about the Provincial Heritage Resource Authority of Gauteng

The Provincial Heritage Resource Authority of Gauteng is responsible for the management of heritage resources in Gauteng province.

Learn Gauteng Languages

Citizens can learn phrases that are relevant to acquire some basic skills in an South African languages.

Learn to Swim

Ensures Gauteng communities become water safe.

Mandela Remembrance Walk and Run

Live and Celebrate the legacy of the former President of South Africa, Mr. Nelson Mandela through a 21km, 10km and 5km fun run.

Nominate representatives to serve on Gauteng Geographical Names Committee

The MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation is hereby inviting the public to nominate representatives to serve on the Gauteng Geographical Names Committee.

Participate in Active-Aging Games

Individuals over the age of 65 in Gauteng can participate in games for a healthy, active life style.

Participate in community fun walks

Community fun walks are there to encourage citizens to participate in active lifestyles.

Participate in Disability Games

The recreational games offer equal opportunity, encourage healthy living, and promote sustainable livelihoods for people with disability through sport, craft and art.

Participate in Indigenous Games

Indigenous games are South African games that include morabaraba, ncuba, intonga, dibeke, khokho, kgati, diketo, jukskei and drie stokkies.

Participate in the annual Women in Sport Dialogue

Women in Sport Dialogue was established in an effort to find solutions towards improving and strengthening women’s sport.

Participate in the Arnold Classic Games

Arnold Classic Africa affords athletes the opportunity to compete in an international competition against participants from the African continent.

Participate in the Arts Market Access Initiative

Arts Market Access Initiative gives craft producers’ access to resources including raw materials, production space, equipment, ICTs, appropriate financing mechanisms, effective and efficient transport and logistics and marketing materials.

Participate in the Gymnastics

Gymnastics promote national cultural identity through the improvement of motor development, balance, suppleness and flexibility.

Participate in the Soweto Marathon

Considered a tour of Soweto, comprising of a standard 42km marathon, a half marathon (21km) and a 10km road race, the Soweto Marathon route takes runners into the historic heart of Soweto, passing various historical landmarks.

Preserve your records

Enables Gauteng citizens to preserve paper-based textual records, electronic records, audio-visual, photographic or cartographic material about the rich Gauteng Culture and Heritage through archived records.

Request for sporting equipment and attire

Apply for sport gear and equipment for your community team.

Showcase at Moshito Music Conference

Moshito Music Conference and Exhibitions is a platform for intergenerational South African music story told through a concert. South African emerging talent are given a platform to showcase their talent from sister markets.

Start and Develop your Football Club

Club development programme is designed to ensure that clubs are established and league structures are operational within Gauteng communities through training of coaches, technical officials and sport administrators.

Submit proposals for the Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation events

Any legal entity or natural person in the Province of Gauteng is eligible for funding, terms and conditions apply.

Subscribe to Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Announcements

You can subscribe to receive announcements by the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.

Subscribe to Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation News

You can subscribe to receive news by the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.

Subscribe to Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Warnings

You can subscribe to receive warnings published by the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation.

Use an online library

e-Library aims to support families by putting a wide range of quality books within easy reach online.

Visit Gauteng museums and monuments

Citizens may visit museums in the Gauteng Province to learn about the history of our country.