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PAIA, 2000 (Act 2 of 2000) 
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 The City's amenities

 

ALTHOUGH Joburg is the economic heartland of the country, the City is determined that residents also get the chance to play hard - ensuring a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

The directorate of sport and recreation oversees the provision of sporting, recreational and social opportunities, as well as formulating policies.

The directorate also focuses on social upliftment, ensuring that the city's communities, especially marginalised ones, are involved in its projects and take ownership of them. The directorate oversees a total of 565 facilities - 394 for sports, 108 for recreation and 63 for aquatics.

Johannesburg's recreation centres offer residents a wide range of services: toddler play facilities; special courses for housewives and social clubs for senior citizens in the mornings; afternoon activities for young school pupils and evening activities for older children, teenagers and adults; as well as special holiday programmes. Fees are charged for specialised classes and courses but are usually very reasonable.

Holiday programme
From 27 June until schools re-open, recreation centres have sport and recreation activities laid on to keep city schoolchildren entertained. Read more.

Halls at the various recreation centres throughout the city can also be hired directly at these centres. Charges vary according to the function, time and day of the week.

A number of the council's halls are available for hire for weddings, flower shows, banquets, concerts or other indoor events.

Sports facilities include various stadiums, some of international standard such as Ellis Park and Wanderers, while others meet national and regional standards. Grass and gravel fields are provided, as are open, indoor and multipurpose facilities. Recreational facilities range from simple indoor structures to multipurpose indoor facilities, outdoor play areas and wide-open spaces at parks.

Aquatic facilities vary from international standard swimming pools, such as Ellis Park, to standard pools, both outdoor and indoor. The City has a number of heated pools, such as at Coronation, Ellis Park and Linden.

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