The mandate of the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation (DSRAC) is drawn directly from Schedules 4 and 5 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, which describe the functional areas of exclusive provincial legislative competence. These include archives other than national archives, libraries other than national libraries, museums other than national museums, provincial cultural matters, provincial recreation and amenities and provincial sport.
The Department also has a role in supporting and monitoring local government with regards to amusement facilities, local amenities and local sports facilities, markets, municipal parks and recreation facilities. In response to this mandate, the aim of the Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation is to ensure access to, increased participation in, and transformation of the sport, arts, culture and recreation sectors in a manner that yields optimum social and economic benefit for all in the province, and promotes nation-building and social cohesion among its people. In discharging its role, DSACR operates using a corporate structure with a head office, and hubs in clusters
A United, Active and Winning Province through Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture.
To develop and promote Sport, Recreation, Arts and Culture for spiritual, intellectual, physical and material upliftment of the people of the Eastern Cape.
- Unity of purpose
- Respect for self and others
- Commitment to service delivery
- Loyalty to the organisation and the people we serve
- Work ethics