Basketball in South Africa
Government has identified Basketball as a PRIORITY mass participation sport, with “explosive” potential in this country.
Despite minimal support from media and sponsors, the facts are:
- In RSA, nine Provincial Associations are affiliated to BasketballSA.
- Basketball is an Olympic Sport representing significant untapped potential in a sport loving South Africa.
- The sport of Basketball has been entirely restructured with the full support of all macro structures (SRSA, SASCOC, BSA), with a view to launching the sport to its rightful place in South African Sport.
- During the period that South Africa had a Basketball National League, “BMI Sports Track” ranked Basketball as the fastest growing sport in South Africa.
- BNL has been identified by the sport’s macro structures as the key to success for Basketball in South Africa.
Basketball National League
- A professional sport and entertainment business, modeled on the highly successful NBA, NBL Australia, and Euro-League
- Committed to providing the public with THE top professional basketball action in the country
- Structured as a commercial entity
- Owned by its participating clubs and BasketballSA
- Recognised as the pinnacle of professional basketball entertainment in South Africa
- Governed by contract agreement with BasketballSA
- A fully independent business subject to all requirements of the companies act
- Fully supported and endorsed by the sport’s macro structures