The SRC is mandated in terms of the Sports and Recreation Commission Act to ensure that organizations undertaking the promotion of sport and recreation are properly administered. To this end the SRC is empowered to register all such organizations and so far there are 44 registered National Sport Associations. The application to register as a National Sport Association should be lodged with the SRC Director General. Generally the SRC has an oversight mandate over the operations of these Associations and on an annual basis they are expected to submit their audited financial statements, activity report, membership status and estimates of income and expenditure for the coming year no later than 31 March of each year.