Member States

Background

The Republic of Angola covers 1,247,000 km² in the western region of Southern Africa.  It is the second largest country south of the Sahara after the Democratic Republic of Congo. The country contains six major morphological areas: Coastal area, marginal mountain chains, the old tableland, Zaire basin and the basins of the Zambezi and Cubango. Angola has two seasons, the rainy and dry (cacimbo) seasons, with an average annual rainfall of 400 mm and lowest and highest average temperatures at 18˚C and 35 ˚C respectively.

Contact Details

Ministry of Youth and Sport Largo Antonio Jacinto P.O BOX 5466, Angola
Director
Mr Nicolau Daniel
Email: nicolaudaniel05@yahoo.com.br
Background

Botswana is a completely landlocked country in the centre of Southern Africa. One of Southern Africa’s longest rivers, the Okavango, flows into the north-western part of the country, forming the UNESCO World Heritage Site Okavango Delta. Botswana shares borders with South Africa, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Contact Details

Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Culture Development, Private Bag 00514, Gaborone, Botswana, Phone: +267 3682600
Director
Mr. Geoffrey Gare
Phone: +267 3682600
Chairperson
Mr Solly Keikeletseng
CEO
Mr Falcon Sedimo
email: fdsedimo@bnsc.co.bw
Background

The Kingdom of Lesotho is situated in the south eastern region of Southern Africa, covering an area of 30,355 km² and is entirely surrounded by South Africa. Lesotho’s geographical formation is characterised by high mountains and deep valleys, and it is the only country in the world to have all its entire territory located at more than 1,000 metres above sea level. More than 75 % of Lesotho is mountainous, with only 25 % considered lowland. The lowest point is 1,388 metres rising to almost 3,500 metres in the Maloti mountain range which forms the border with South Africa to the north east and south west.

Contact Details

Ministry of Gender, Youth, Sports and Recreation
Post Office building, P.O BOX 729, Maseru, Lesotho
Director
Ms Puisano Tsosane
Phone: +266 223 11433
Chairperson
Mr Khiba Mohoanyane
CEO
Mr Mofihli Makoele
Mofihli.Makoele@gmail.com
Background

Malawi is a landlocked country located in southern central Africa along the western part of the Great Rift Valley of Africa. Covering a total area of 118,484 km², it stretches some 900 km north to south, and between 90 and 161 km east to west. Malawi is bordered by the United Republic of Tanzania to the north and north east, Mozambique to the east, south and south west, and Zambia to the west. The country is divided into three regions: the Southern Region, which is undulating and densely populated; the Central Region, which consists of fertile plains and is well-populated; and the mountainous and sparsely populated Northern Region. Lake Malawi is the third largest lake in Africa, spanning a length of 568 km and a width of between 16 and 80 km. In the north, the Rift Valley Escarpment rises steeply from the Lake, reaching altitudes of 2,500m above sea-level. This area includes the Nyika Plateau and the forested Viphya Plateau.

Contact Details

Ministry of Home Affairs and Internal Securities
Private Bag 384, Lilongwe 3, Malawi Email: sportsministry@malawi.gov.mw
Director
Mr Jameson Ndalama
Phone: +265 888860242
Chairperson
Mr James Chuma
CEO
Mr George Jana
george@sportmalawi.net
Phone: +265 888825445
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Background

Mozambique lies on the east coast of Southern Africa, measuring a total of some 799,380 km² in area. The country borders the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, South Africa and Swaziland. The country’s extensive coastline stretches 2,515 km along the south east and east coast of Africa. The Zambezi and Limpopo rivers, two of Africa’s major rivers, flow through Mozambique to the Indian Ocean. There are a number of islands on the coast including the Quirimba Archipelago in the region of Cabo Delgado, Mozambique Island in Nampula province, Chiloane Island in Sofala, the Bazaruto Archipelago in Inhambane and Inhaca Island in Maputo province.

Contact Details

Ministry of Youth and Sports
Postal 2080, Maputo, Mozambique Phone: +258 21302790
Director of Sports
Francisco da Conceição
conceicaofra@yahoo.com,
Background

Namibia is situated on Africa’s south-western seaboard. Its neighboring countries are Angola to the north, Botswana and Zimbabwe to the east and South Africa to the south. The country is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean in the west. The country covers 825,615 km² (almost four times the size of the UK and twice that of Germany).

Following independence the country was divided into 14 regions as determined by the Delimitation Commission and proclaimed in March 1992. These are Omusati, Oshana, Ohangwena and Oshikoto in the north, Kunene in the North West, Kavango and Caprivi in the north east, Erongo, Otjozondojupa, Omaheke, Khomas and Hardap in the central part of the country and Karas in the south.

Contact Details

Ministry of Sport, Youth, and National Service
Director
Mr. S.E. Katamba
Chairperson
Mr Joel Matheus
CEO
Mr. Simataa F. Mwiya
email: info@namibiasport.org
Background

The Republic of South Africa occupies the southernmost part of the African continent stretching from the Limpopo River in the north to Cape Agulhas in the south. Covering an area of 1,219,090 km², the country shares borders with Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe in the north, and with Swaziland and Mozambique in the north east. It  also entirely surrounds the Kingdom of Lesotho. To the west, south and east, South Africa borders the Atlantic and southern Indian oceans. The country’s coastline covers some 2,968 km. Lying 1,920 km south east of Cape Town in the Atlantic Ocean are the isolated Prince Edward and Marion islands, which were annexed by South Africa in 1947.

Contact Details

Ministry of Sport and Recreation South Africa
Private Bag X869 South Africa
Director
Mrs Sumayya Khan (Chief Operations Officer)
email:sumayya@srsa.gov.za
Chairperson
Mr Gideon Sam
CEO
Ms Patience Shikwamba
Background

The Kingdom of Swaziland is a small, landlocked country covering a total area of 17,364 km² and is located in the southern part of Africa bordered by the Republic of Mozambique to the east and the rest by the Republic of South Africa. Known as the Switzerland of Africa, Swaziland comprises magnificent mountain scenery with unique, ancient rock formations, which are a source of fascination for geologists, scholars and visitors. Within this small area each feature of Africa’s terrain, apart from desert, is to be found. The Kingdom has four topographical and climatic areas ranging from 400 to 1800 metres above sea level, each with its own unique characteristics. The mountainous Highveld to the west features rivers, waterfalls and gorges and has a temperate climate of warm, wet summers and dry winters when the temperature can rise sharply during the day but with cold nights. The subtropical Middleveld, at a lower altitude, is made up of lush, fertile valleys and a warm climate that is ideal for cultivating a diversity of crops and it is here that much of the country’s agricultural activities occur. Further to the east is the Lowveld which is the largest region covering about 40% of the country, and is also subtropical. While this area is drought-prone, sugar cane is successfully grown commercially on a wide scale under irrigation for production of sugar as the country’s major export product. Cattle farming is also extensively carried out here. Much of the area is typically African bush where a wonderful profusion of indigenous wild life, birds and flora are found in protected areas. The smallest region is Lubombo, which borders with Mozambique and it is a subtropical area typified by mountainous scenery and supports abundant plant and animal life. In this region, mixed farming is the main activity carried out.

Contact Details

Ministry of Sport, Culture and Youth Affairs (P O Box 4843, Mbabane, Swaziland Phone: +268 240 45053
Swaziland Sports and Recreation Council
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Chairperson
Mr Lawrence Mthethwa
CEO
Mr Darius Dlomo
email: dlomo@sportscouncil.org.sz
Background

Zambia is an entirely landlocked country covering an area of 752,612 km². To the north it is bordered by the Democratic Republic of Congo and the United Republic of Tanzania, to the west by Angola, to the south west by Namibia, to the east by Malawi and Mozambique, and to the south by Zimbabwe and Botswana. Zambia sits on a gently undulating plateau, which is between 900 and 1,500 metres above sea level. This plateau is a mix of woodland and savannah regions interspersed with lakes, rivers, hills, swamps and lush plains.

Zambia has three distinct seasons, the hot, dry season runs from September to October when temperatures range from 27 to 32 °C. The warm wet season is from November to April and the cool dry season runs from May to August when temperatures range from 16 to 27 °C. Average annual rainfall is between 508 and 1, 270mm.

Contact Details

Ministry Of Youth, Sport And Child Development
New Government complex, Independence Avenue, Kamwala P.O BOX 50195, Lusaka, Zambia Phone: +260 2111 224011
Director
Mrs. B Chelemu
Phone: (260) 978780135
CEO
Mr Raphael Mulenga
email: ramulenga52@gmail.com
Background

Zimbabwe occupies 390,757 km² of land in south central Africa, between the Limpopo and Zambezi rivers. The land-locked country is bounded by Mozambique to the east, Zambia to the north and north west, South Africa to the south, and to the south west by Botswana. It lies wholly within the tropics and is part of the great plateau which traverses Africa.

The climate of Zimbabwe is temperate. The winter season from May to August is cool and dry, with temperatures between 13 to 20 degrees Celsius. Summer, which is from December to February temperatures vary between 25 and 30 °C and the rainy season normally stretches from November to March. Parts of the country suffer regular periods of drought.The average monthly rainfall is 196mm in summer and 10mm in winter.

Contact Details

Ministry of Sports, Arts and Recreation
Private Bag CY 121 Causeway, Harare, Zimbabwe Phone: +263 734051
Director
Mrs. Eugenia Chidhakwa
eugiec@gmail.com
Chairperson
Mr Edward Siwela
CEO
Mr Joseph Muchechetere (Acting Director General)
muchecheterejoseph@gmail.com
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