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National Sport and Recreation Act, 1998 (Act No. 110 of 1998)

6. National federations


1) National federations must assume full responsibility for the safety issues within their sport and recreation disciplines.


2) National federations must actively participate in and support programmes and services of Sport and Recreation South Africa and the Sports Confederation, in so far as high performance sport is concerned.


3) National federations must–
a) before recruiting a foreign sport person to participate in sport in the Republic, satisfy themselves that there are no other persons in the Republic suitable to participate in such a sport;
b) ensure that such a recruited sports person complies with all the relevant criteria pertaining to entry into the Republic as contemplated in the Immigration Act, 2002 (Act No 13 of 2002);
c) advise the Minister in writing of the full names and countries of origin of all such persons recruited for such purposes and confirm that there are no other suitable persons in the Republic as contemplated in paragraph (a); and
d) ensure that the recruitment conforms to the guidelines issued by the Minister in terms of section 13A.


4) For the purposes of this section, "foreign sports person" means any person recruited in terms subsection (3) to participate in sport in the Republic including administrators or support staff.