Who We Are


The South African Women and Sports Foundation is an organization that looks to ensure that not only the contributions sport can make to South African women are realized, but that the contributions South African women can make to the sport are equally well recognized and rewarded.

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“True champions aren’t always the ones that win, but those with the most guts.” – Mia Hamm

What We Do


The South African Women and Sports Foundation (SAWASF) is a non-profit advocacy organization. It is not a sports federation and/or a sports governing body. It is an organization that is focused on advocacy and creating awareness regarding issues that promote and hinder the active participation of women (and girls) in all areas of possible involvement and participation in sport. This includes participation as an athlete or player, coaching, administration, management, officiating, and leading.

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“There is always going to be a reason why you can’t do something; your job is to constantly look for the reasons why you can achieve your dreams.” – Shannon Miller

Our Programmes



We are empowering women and girls to excel and lead through sport. You can make a difference with your support. Help us to grow female excellence in South African sport.


“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” – Billie Jean King

“I'm willing to be seen. I'm willing to speak up. I'm willing to keep going. I'm willing to listen to what others have to say. I'm willing to go to bed each night at peace with myself. I'm willing to be my biggest, best & most powerful self.”

-Emma Watson-