What We Do

Our Programmes

Leadership and Mentorship

Our coaching and mentoring programme aims to facilitate exploration of the needs, motivations, desires, skills, and perceptions on pertinent issues under the guidance and support of a mentor or coach. Coaching and mentoring becomes an investment that enriches the individual and their organisation as they grow in confidence and certainty of their leadership.

Register below for our mentor/mentee programme.

Resources and Research

Sport information and research driven by women, for women. Part of the process ensures that a central database for women in sport be created to be used for benchmarking and programme development purposes.

Check out our research papers :

Challenges and needs of Female athletes in South Africa

Making Sense of Participation Trends in the South African Women & Sport Foundation Programme of Activities

Guidelines For Gender Responsive Sports Organizations

IOC - Portrayal Guidelines

Capacity Building

Women and girls must be recruited and trained for leadership roles in sport so that they can facilitate the initiatives in the Women and Sport Agenda. Register to participate in our latest capacity building programmes that aim to help women develop various skills.

Register below for our mentor/mentee programme.

Events and Participation

SAWASF hosts numerous events that intend to build individual capacities through training, conferences and seminars, and influence with advocacy campaigns throughout the year.


Our advocacy initiatives will prepare Women Sport in South Africa for participation in continental and international conferences especially during the state of the pandemic globally when virtual participation makes inclusion more challenging.

The South African Women and Sport Foundation (SAWASF) is a non-profit advocacy organisation. It is not a sport federation and/or a sport governing body. It is an organisation 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.

SAWASF calls on all women and girls to join as the organisation as advocates, to be called upon as and when action is required for advocacy, through networking, lobbying, public information, and awareness-raising campaigns.

The nature of advocacy work is about social justice. Advocacy involves speaking and acting on behalf of women regarding their interest as persons who have been and continue to be discriminated against based on gender.

SAWASF’s mandate encompasses the interests of women in sport across all sport organisations in South Africa. It has now become important that women and girls involved in various roles in sport, project in one voice the urgency to bring equality and equity in sport in South Africa.