Identification of the priority sport and recreation facilities for the community is done by municipalities in consultation with their communities, normally as part of the integrated development planning processes.
Based on these needs and development priorities, municipalities submit requests to the Department for funding of sport and recreation facilities, and subject to an allocation process followed by the Department, allocation will be made to a municipality accordingly.
Between 2017 and 2019, the following local municipalities in the District have been allocated a sum total of R31 800 000 for various sport and recreation facility projects:
- Emakhazeni (MIG allocation)
- Dr.J.S. Moroka (Outdoor gym/ children play-park allocation)
- Emalahleni (MIG allocation)
- Thembisile Hani (MIG allocation)
- Victor Khanye ( MIG allocation)
This means, of the 6 local municipalities in the District, a total of 5 have been allocated and in future the remaining municipality (i.e. Steve Tshwete) will be also be considered.