Provincial Contact Details

Referee Society: 

The Blue Bulls Referees' Society is affiliated to the Blue Bulls Rugby Union. The Society serves rugby clubs and schools in the Pretoria area and Limpopo province. There is a huge demand for referees.

The Society is responsible for the recruitment, training and grading of referees, and their appointment to all sanctioned games that fall under its jurisdiction, primarily at club level but also school games.

Chairman:
Sarel Botha

Vice-chairman:
Colin Little

Referee manager:
Jan Venter
Email: janv@bluebull.co.za

Referee committee members:

Chris Baartman - Assessment & Coaching

Gerrie De Bruin - Finance

Maxwell Afrika - Marketing

Johan Heymans - Social & Member Affairs

Andre Botha - Training

Physical address:

Loftus Versveld
Kirkness Street
Sunnyside, Pretoria

General queries:
Tel: 012 420 0741

Fax: 086 262 9769

Website:
www.bluebullreferees.co.za

Referee Society:

The society was formed in 1991, when the societies of Boland S.A. Rugby Board and Boland S.A. Rugby Union united under the new dispensation. The first executive committee was formed by a combination of members from the two societies.

Some of our goals as a Society include improving referees’ knowledge on the laws as a whole, to have our referees assessed during matches, and to get the coaches to make corrections on referee performances, as seen in performance reports to improve the standard of refereeing.

Chairman:
Juan Augus

Vice-Chairman:
Melvin Davids

Referee Manager:
Linston Manuels

Email: linston@bolandrugby.com
Contact No: 082 229 3301


Referee Committee Members:

Dirk Adams - Secretary
Roslyn Fortuin – Training & Education
Angus Stubbs – Training & Education
Ronald Sambaba - Assessment
Neville Heilbron – Coaching
Amos Kampi – Transformation & Development
Freek Vaughan – Women & Youth

Physical address:
Boland Rugby Stadium
50 Fontein Street
Wellington

General Queries:
Tel: 021 873 2317

Website:
www.bolandrugby.com
 

Referee Manager:

Cobus Oelofse
Email: oelienet@telkomsa.net
Tel: 043 743 5998

 

 

Chairman

Jacque Hugo
Email: jacques.hugo75@gmail.com
 

Vice Chairman

Phillip Bosch
Email: 
 

Referee Manager

Dante Rademeyer
Email: Dante.Rademeyer@dedea.gov.za
Tel: 041 508 5826

Treasurer

Richard Jordaan
Email: 

Training

Christie du Preez
Email: 

Coaching

Fernando Uithaler
Email: 

Services - Performance Reviewers

Neville Jonas
Email:

Development

Rodney Boneparte
Email: 

Entertainment

Cassim Tobias
Email: 

Physical Address:

Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
70 Prince Alfred Road
North End
Port Elizabeth
6001

General Queries:
Tel: 041 408 8902

Website:
www.easternprovincerugby.com

Chairman:
Shawn Kortje
shawn.kortje@drdar.gov.za

Vice-Chairman's:
Weyers Strydom
Marlize van der Merwe

Treasurer:
Nico Cloete  

Referee Administrator:
Skillie le Roux
referees@fsrugby.co.za
Cel: 084 797 4491
Tel: 051 407 1700

 

Referee Committee Members:
Martin Lekhanya

Physical address:

Free State Stadium
AT Horak Avenue
Bloemfontein

General Queries:
Tel: 051 407 1700
Fax: 086 519 6328

Referee Society:

The Golden Lions Rugby Referees Society was founded in 1904 and was then known as the Transvaal Referees Association. It has over the years produced various capable referees who have made names for themselves in the respective levels of officiating. The referee administrators have also contributed to the refereeing network and international fraternity.

The Society’s motto is “Where high quality refereeing is a standard”. It upholds this by contributing to the supply of refereeing services at all levels required by its provincial union and national body.

Chairman:
Tiaan Jonker
Email: tiaan@smitsew.co.za

Referee manager:
Theuns Naude
Email: theunsn@glru.co.za
Tel: 011 402 2960/217

Referee Committee Members:

Louis v Huyssteen
Email: glsvanh@gmail.com

Willie Vos
Email: willie@waterfall.co.za

Johan Black – Training & Education
Email: blackj@stdavids.co.za

Siphiwe Khumalo – Transformation
Email: khumzaz@googlemail.com

Renier Vermeulen – Discipline
Email: 0713306288@vodamail.co.za

Chris Beale - Grading & Selection
Email: cbeale@telkomsa.net

Ronald Louw - Society Welfare
Email: ronaldplouw@gmail.com

Sieg van Staden – High Performance
Email: sieg@spsplanners.co.za

Pierre Oelofse – Performance Review
Email: pierreow@absamail.co.za

Pro Legoete - Recruitment & Marketing
Email: twozerows@yahoo.com

Peter du Toit - Primary Schools
Email: dutoit.peter@laerskoolkenmare.co.za

Physical address:
Ellis Park Stadium
Staib Street
Johannesburg

General queries:
Tel: 011 402 2960
Fax: 011 404 2000

Website:
www.lionsrugby.co.za

Referee Society:

The Western Province Rugby Referees’ Society is an affiliate of the Western Province Rugby Union. It is responsible for the recruitment, training, grading and appointment of referees to all sanctioned games in the Province, primarily at club level but also to school games where possible. There is a huge demand for referees. In addition a host of school games – both primary and high school – also take place during the season.

• 160 league games take place each weekend
• 86 rugby clubs
• 12 000 registered players in Western Province

WP has a proud tradition of rugby referees:
• The WPRRS supplied the first person of colour to referee a test (Carl Spannenberg),
• the first woman to officiate in a test (Jenny Bentel) and
• the first Black African test referee (Louis Mzomba).

Chairman:
  Joey Klaaste-Salmans

Vice-chairman:
Arthur Southgate

Referee manager:
Ben Theron
Email: btheron@wprugby.co.za
Tel: 021 659 4520

Referee Committee Members:

Alan Becker - Administration
Email: alanbecker@telkomsa.net 
Tel: 021 674 3417

Nangamso Dudumashe – Secretary
Email: dudu@wprugby.co.za
Tel: 021 659 4502

Joey Klaaste-Salmans – Meetings, Functions & Events 
Email: joeysalmans@gmail.com
 

Ronnie Bourbon-Leftley – Match Reviewing
Email: ronnie@loewenstein.co.za
Tel: 082 881 1472

Eddie Douglas - Appointments
Email: eddiedouglas@wfs.co.za
Tel:

JC Fortuin - Coaching
Email:
Tel:

Physical address:
5th Floor, Newlands Terraces
8 Boundary Road
Newlands 7700

General queries:
Tel: 021 659 4500
Fax: 021 686 2336

Website:
www.wprugbyrefs.co.za

  
 

 

Chairman:
Basie Ferreira

 

Vice-Chairman:
Dries Jansen Van Rensburg

Referee manager:
AJ Jacobs
Email: jacobsaj69@gmail.com
Tel: 083 334 7861

Referee Commitee Members:

Elliot Mtsewa - REO
Email: leah@gwisa.com
Tel: 057 352 6482

Marius Botnhuys - Member
Neels Goosen - Member
Maria Mabote - Member

Physical address:

1 Rugby Street
Bedelia
Welkom
9459

General queries:
Tel: 057 352 6482
Fax: 057 357 1117

Website:
www.griffons-rugby.co.za
 

Referee Society

Geographically Griquas is the biggest Province in South Africa, divided into 6 rugby regions as follows:

Kimberley – where the Rugby Union Head office and stadium is situated

Van Druten region – Kathu

Oranje Region - Upington

Namakwaland Region – Springbok

Logan Region – Calvinia

Pixley Ka Seme Region – De Aar

Since the amalgamation of the North – Western Cape and Griquas in 1994, the following Provincial Referee Chairman’s were voted in:

Brendon Lalor: 1994-1998

Kat Swanepoel: 1998-current

In 1994 the registered Referees was 50. Subsequently then the numbers increased to 110 which is the average registered referees per year. Each region is managed by a committee who is also responsible of appointing referees to local matches within their region.

Griqualand-West Rugby Referee Society Management:

Chairman: Kat Swanepoel
e-mail: refs@gwrugby.co.za
Cell No: 082 822 3770

Vice-Chairman: JJ Wagner
e-mail: jwagner@solplaatje.org.za
Cell No: 082 834 6330

Kimberley Regional Representative: Reinie Nel
e-mail: bjsnel@vodamail.co.za
Cell No: 082 924 342

Van Druten Regional Representative: Manny Shepherd
e-mail: manny.shepherd777@gmail.com
Cell No: 073 290 7941

ZF Mgcawu Regional Representative: Wally Crause
e-mail: crausew@saps.gov.za
Cell No: 082 453 8515

Namakwaland Regional Representative: Cornell Titus
e-mail: titus.cornell@gmail.com
Cell No: 072 148 2145

Logan Regional Representative: Henry Maans
e-mail: maanshenry6@gmail.com
Cell No: 071 887 5347

Pixley Ka Seme Regional Representative: Greg Gwells
e-mail: ghgwells@gmail.com
Cell No: 072 776 6555

Primary School Referee Representative: Melvin Horne
e-mail: hornties@vodamail.co.za
Cell No: 082 408 5337

Society Address:
Tafel Lager Park
Jacobus Smit Street
Kimberley
8301
Office telephone number: 053 8328773

Website:
https://www.griquasrugby.co.za/refs
 

Referee Society:

The name ‘Leopards Rugby Referees Association’ came into being in 2000. Previously the Western Transvaal Rugby Referee Society, it was founded in 1920. The Association has 84 active members and 16 non-active members.

Piet Bosman, who served as the Society’s secretary for 19 years, was the first president of a rugby union to referee an international match when, in 1953, he oversaw Western Transvaal against the Wallabies.

Chairman

Johann Steyn
jsteyn@leopardreferee.co.za
079 694 2099

Vice Chairman  - Discipline & Recruitment

Loume Vermeulen
loume@trainthenation.co.za
083 702 5269

Vice Chairman - Transformation & Training 

Godwill Morobe
lmgodwill231@gmail.com
 

Referee Manager

Andries Selemela
andries@leopardsrugby.co.za
082 802 2689

Rustenburg Region

Dries Badenhorst
dries@ehw.co.za
082 444 1823

Potch/Klerksdorp Region

Lourens van der Merwe
lvdmerwe@wesvalia.co.za
082 561 3140 

Lichtenburg Region

Willie du Toit (Acting)
whdt@gmail.com
083 608 1949

Treasurer

Johanietha Cronje
leopardsfinance@gmail.com
 

Secretary

Debbie van den Berg
admin@leopardreferee.co.za 
 

Physical address:

Profert Olënpark Stadium
C/o Piet Bosman and James Moroka Streets.
Potchefstroom
 

General queries:

Tel: 018 297 5304
Fax: 018 297 1657

Website:
www.leopardreferee.co.za 
www.leopardsrugby.com 

Referee Society

The Mpumalanga (Pumas) Referee Society was set up in 1969, following the establishment of the South Eastern Transvaal Rugby Union in the same year. The Society started off with nine referees, increasing to an average of 105 referees during the last few seasons.

Previous chairpersons included Manie Steenkamp (1972-1978), Lappies Labuschagne (1979–1982), Johan Badenhorst (1983-1985), Piet Brits (1986-1989), Dries Breytenbach (1990-2000), Eep Kleynhans (2001-2005), Oubaas Coetzer (2006-2009) and Steve Brits (2010-current).

Chairman:

Steve Brits

Treasurer:

Thys Marais

Email: tmarais@twkagri.com

Tel: 072 282 0830

Referee coordinator:

Oubaas Coetzer

Email: oubaas@pumas.co.za

Tel: 082 769 9624

Referee Committee members:

Regional Chairman: Ehlanzeni

Gaven Wessels

Regional Chairman: Gert Sibande

Tommie Lottering

Regional Chairman: Nkangala

Dawie Burger

Additional Members:

Sarel du Toit

Okkie van Zyl

Francois Coetzee

Physical address:

1 Bafana Road, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit

General queries: 
Tel: 082 769 9624

Download the MRU Referees Committee Structure

Website: www.pumasrugby.co.za

Referee Society:

The KZN Referees society is made up of five sub-societies, each run independently with its own committee and budget. These sub-societies are responsible for all refereeing matters in their regions: Midlands, Northern KZN, Southern KZN, Zululand and Durban.

All sub-societies are answerable to the KZN Referees’ Society, which comprises a president, two vice-presidents, a secretary, a referees manager (ex officio) and the five chairmen of the sub-societies.

KZN currently has eight referees on the SA Referees Panels, of which four are on the top panel.

Chairman:
Kamal Rugbar

Vice-chairmen:
Giel Minnie and Alistair van Wyk

Referee manager: 
Burton Hufkie
Email: burton@thesharks.co.za
Tel: 031 308 8421

Referee Committee Members:

Durban Chairman: Marco Passero
Email: marnitapassero@gmail.com

Midlands Chairman: Keith Wessels - 
Email: keith2705@gmail.com

Northern KZN Chairman: Werner Botha
Email: nkznreferees@gmail.com

Southern KZN Chairman: Donnovan Mulder
Email: donnovanmulder@gmail.com 

Zululand Chairman: Chris van der Westhuizen
Email: cjvdw@telkomsa.net

Physical address:
12 Isaiah Ntshangase Road
Durban

General queries:
Tel: 031 308 8426
Fax: 031 312 9197

Website:
www.sharksrugby.co.za

Referee Society

The Society was established in 1967. Its headquarters are in George. Its vision is to promote and develop rugby of top quality and successful referees, by way of a transparent structure. Its aims are the development of referees, the recruitment of new referees, and the effective utilisation of our SARRA panel of referees, assessors and coaches.

Our union is divided in three regions: Karoo, Coastal and Langeberg. The Society includes the magisterial districts of Albertinia, Beaufort-West, Bonnievale, Calitzdorp, De Rust, George, Great Brak River, Haarlem, Heidelberg, Herbertsdale, Knysna, Ladismith, Merweville, Mossel Bay, Oudtshoorn, Plettenberg Bay, Prince Albert, Riversdale, Swellendam, Uniondale and Willowmore.

Chairman:
James Speelman
Email: jamyspee@gmail.com
Tel: 078 211 3142

Vice-chairman:
Riaan Coerecius
Email: coereciusrr@gmail.com
Tel: 083 506 8978

Referee Committee Members:

Tom Willems - Secretary
Email: tom.willems61@gmail.com
Tel: 083 324 8993

John Junnies - Treasurer
Email: John.Junnies@westerncape.gov.za
Tel: 083 292 9082

Gavin Esau - Coastal Region Chairperson
Email:gavinesau@goerge.org.za
Tel: 081 852 3663

Mario Jansen - Karoo Region Chairperson
Email: mario.jansen@westerncape.gov.za
Tel: 083 533 2578

Pohl Saayman - Langeberg Region Chairperson
Email: pohlsaay24@gmail.com
Tel: 074 927 5277

Riaan Coerecius - Coordinator of Appointments & Selection
Email: coereciusrr@gmail.com
Tel: 083 506 8978

Gert Meiring - Coordinator of MROs
Email: gertmeiring63@gmail.com
Tel: 072 910 0395

Wouter Verster - Marketing
Email: wouterref@gmail.com
Tel: 082 926 4345

Deseree Jansen - Administration
Email: desiree@swdeagles.co.za
Tel: 076 737 4430
 

Physical address:
Outeniqua Park
Cnr CJ Langehoven & Augusta Ave
George, 6529

General queries:
Tel: 044 873 0137
Fax: 044 873 0405

Website:
www.swdeaglessa.co.za
 

Referee Society:

The Valke Rugby Referee Society (VRRS) was originally founded in 1947, and was previously known as the Eastern Transvaal Rugby Referee Society. After the 1995 World Cup rugby was declared professional in South Africa, after which the Eastern Transvaal Rugby Football Union merged with the Vaal Triangle Rugby Union to form the Valke Rugby Referees’ Society.

The VRRS is a proud Society and produced the following international referees:

• Andre Watson
• Johan Gouws
• Piet Robbertze

The VRRS is currently officiating 1000 Secondary school games and 500 club games per season.

President:
Trevor Smit
Tel:
Email: smitties2@mweb.co.za  
 

Vice-President (Operations):
Lihan Pretorius
Email: lihanpretorius@gmail.com
Tel: 072 697 0000

Vice President (Administration):
Ronica Thompson
Email: ronicabosch@hotmail.com
Tel: 083 325 6484

Referee committee members:

Vacant - Ekurhuleni

Cornelius (Sewes) Sevenster - Sedibeng

Mia Kuhn - Finance: 
Email: miakuhn@icon.co.za
Tel: 016 976 2112

Physical address:
Barnard Stadium
CR Swart Drive
Kempton Park

General queries:
Tel: 082 457 3278

Website:
www.valkereferees.co.za

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