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.

Chairperson:
Colin Little
Email: chairman@bluebullrefs.co.za
Cell: +27 71 103 9754

Vice-Chairperson:
Dawie Oberholzer
Email: vicechair@bluebullrefs.co.za

Referee Manager:
Stephan Geldenhuys
Email: stephan@bluebull.co.za

Referee Committee Members:

Gerrie de Bruin - finance@bluebullrefs.co.za
Johan Alberts
Ramsay Ndlovu
Johan Heymans
Shaun Kelly
Andre Botha

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.

Chairperson:

Vacant
Email:
Contact No: 

Vice-Chairperson:

Angus Stubbs
Email: astubbs704@gmail.com
Contact No: 083 967 4917

Secretary

Julie Jacobs
Email: juliej@imperialcargo.co.za
Contact No: 071 884 1199

Referee Manager:

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

Adisional Member:

Shaun Veldsman

Physical address:
Boland Rugby Stadium
50 Fontein Street
Wellington

General Queries:
Tel: 021 873 2755 / 2317

Website:
www.bolandrugby.com

Chairperson:

Sazi Katiya
Email: sazikatiya@gmail.com
Tel: 073 666 1051

Deputy-Chairperson:

Buntu Faku

Secretary:

Kobus Oelofse
Email: brrasecretary@outlook.com
Tel: 043 743 5998

Treasure:

Juan van der Walt

Chairperson

Phillip Bosch
Email: phillip@bonzaischool.co.za
 

Vice-Chairperson

Sindile Ngcese
Email: 

Referee Manager

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

Treasurer

Richard Jordaan
Email: 

Appointments

Rodney Boneparte
Email: 

Training

Christie du Preez
Email: 

Coaching

Fernando Uithaler
Email: 

Services - Performance Reviewers

Abraham Armoed
Email:

Development

Fumanikile Yamile
Email: 

Sub-Union Matters

Ruguston Major
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

Chairperson: 

Ben Crouse
bennajnr1@yahoo.co.uk 

 

Vice-Chairperson's: 

Darren Colby
Anton Nel

Treasurer:

Francois Crous

Coaching:

Dave Holtzhauzen

Women’s Representative:

Anri Smith

Additional Member:

Clearance Khumalo

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

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.

Chairperson:
Lesego “Pro” Legoete
Email: twozerows@yahoo.com

Acting Referee manager:
Gabriel Pappas
Email: gpappas@glru.co.zagpappas@mweb.co.za
Tel: +27 82 783 4158

Committee Members:

 

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).

Chairperson:
Joey Klaaste-Salmans
Email: chairman@wprugbyrefs.onmicrosoft.com
Tel: 083 371 9752 
 
Vice-Chairperson:
Ashley Mackay 
Email: ash.mac@vodamail.co.za
Tel: 082 255 0242
 
Referee Manager:
Ben Theron
Email: btheron@wprugby.co.za
Tel: 021 659 4520
 
Committee Members:
 
Administration
Dr Cornelius Peterson
Email: consult.basic@gmail.com
Tel: 072 824 7543
 
Match Reviewing
Ronnie Bourbon-Leftley
Email: Ronnieleftley1@gmail.com
Tel: 082 881 1472
 
Finance
Eddie Douglas
Email: emdo uglas@webafrica.org.za
Tel: 084 554 9403
 
Education and Training
Mornay Colville
Email: Mornaycolville44@gmail.com
 Tel: 083 973 3030
 
Marketing and Fundraising
Johan Willemse
Email: johan @wlas.co.za
Tel: 063 755 8253
 
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

Chairperson:

Basie Ferreira

Vice-Chairperson:

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:

DOWN TOUCH INVESTMENTS STADIUM
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:

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

Vice-Chairperson: Andy de Kock 
e-mail: 
Cell No: 

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: M Titus
e-mail: 
Cell No: 

Namakwaland Regional Representative: G de Jong
e-mail: 
Cell No: 

Logan Regional Representative: D Ruiters
e-mail: 
Cell No: 

Pixley Ka Seme Regional Representative: 
e-mail: 
Cell No: 

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.

Chairperson

Johann Steyn
Johann.ref@gmail.com

Vice-Chairperson - Referee Matters

Lourens van der Merwe
lvdmerwe@wesvalia.co.za

Vice Chairman - Transformation & Training 

Godwill Morobe
lmgodwill231@gmail.com

Referee Manager

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

Regional Coordinator (Southern Region- Potch, Klerksdorp & Platteland)

Steyn Visser
potchklerksdorpreferees@gmail.com
064 544 5968

Regional Coordinator (Northern Region- Rustenburg, Brits, Harties & Zeerust)

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

Treasurer

Johanietha Cronje
leopardsfinance@gmail.com

Secretary

Ronica Thompson
Leopardsfinance@gmail.com

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), Steve Brits (2010-2019), Thys Marais (2020-passed away in 2021) and Tommie Lottering (Acting: 2021 to current).

Chairperson:

Tommie Lottering

Email: tommie.lottering@sasol.com

Tel: 082 822 5222

Vice Chairperson:

Gavin Wessels

Email: gavinwessels6@gmail.com

Tel: 082 859 1911

Referee Manager:

Oubaas Coetzer

Email: oubaas@pumas.co.za

Tel: 082 769 9624

Committee members:

Regional Chairman: Lowveld

Gavin Wessels

Email: gavinwessels6@gmail.com

Tel: 082 859 1911

Regional Chairman: Highveld

Okkie van Zyl

Email: vzylokc@sasol.com

Tel: 082 463 3543

Additional Members:

Pieter White - Head Coaching, Training and Performance

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.

Chairperson:

Email: 

Vice-Chairperson:
Hennie Stander and Kamal Rugbar

Referee manager: 
Burton Hufkie
Email: burton@kzn-rugbyunion.co.za
Tel: 031 308 8421

Committee Members:

Durban Chairman: Theshin Naicker
Email: theshinnaicker@gmail.com

Midlands Chairman: Freek Pretorius 
Email: FREDERICK.PRETORIUS@kzntreasury.gov.za

Northern KZN Chairman: JP Roodt
Email: nkznreferees@gmail.com

Southern KZN Chairman: Dawie Snyman
Email: dawie.s@curro.co.za

Zululand Chairman: Andre Nel
Email: andre76nel@infinico.co.za

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.

Chairperson:
Gavin Esau
Email: gesau@george.gov.za
Tel: 072 070 7234

Vice-chairperson:
Nothan Muller
Email: mullernothan@gmail.com
Tel: 079 788 3512

Referee Manager:
Henchalla Oerson
Email: henci@swdeagles.co.za
Tel: 076 842 6068

Committee Members:

Secretary:
Marshall Willemse
Email: mrshllwillemse@gmail.com
Tel: 076 388 9533

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

Selection Convener:
Dilberth November
Email: ndelbirth@gmail.com
Tel: 063 332 8509

Coach:
Hulet Bullet
Email: hulet.bullett@gmail.com
Tel: 082 978 3925

Reviewer:
Riaan Coerecius
Email: coereciusrr@gmail.com
Tel: 083 506 8978

Education and Training:
Abraham Steenberg
Email: hulet.bullett@gmail.com
Tel: 060 655 9382

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.

Chairperson:
Frans Trollip
Email: frans.trollip@gmail.com
Tel: 082 462 0264
 

Vice-Chairperson (Operations):
Renier Vos
Email: 
Tel: 

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

Committee members:

Willem Lombaard - Ekurhuleni Region

JP Nel - Sedibeng Region

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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