Provincial Contact Details
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.
Cell: +27 71 103 9754
Referee Committee Members:
Gerrie de Bruin - firstname.lastname@example.org
Johan Alberts - email@example.com
Ramsay Ndlovu - firstname.lastname@example.org
Johan Heymans - email@example.com
Shaun Kelly - firstname.lastname@example.org
Andre Botha - email@example.com
Tel: 012 420 0741
Fax: 086 262 9769
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.
Contact No: 071 884 1199
Contact No: 082 229 3301
Boland Rugby Stadium
50 Fontein Street
Tel: 021 873 2755 / 2317
Tel: 043 743 5998
Tel: 041 508 5826
Christie du Preez
Services - Performance Reviewers
Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
70 Prince Alfred Road
Tel: 041 408 8902
Stompie de Bruin
Skillie le Roux
Cel: 084 797 4491
Tel: 051 407 1700
Free State Stadium
AT Horak Avenue
Tel: 051 407 1700
Fax: 086 519 6328
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.
Ellis Park Stadium
Tel: 011 402 2960
Fax: 011 404 2000
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).
Tel: 021 659 4520
Tel: 021 674 3417
Tel: 082 881 1472
Training and Education
Club Liaison, Clubhouse and Referee Disciplinary
Marketing, Recruitment and Club Liaison
5th Floor, Newlands Terraces
8 Boundary Road
Tel: 021 659 4500
Fax: 021 686 2336
Dries Jansen Van Rensburg
Tel: 083 334 7861
Referee Commitee Members:
Elliot Mtsewa - REO
Tel: 057 352 6482
Marius Botnhuys - Member
Neels Goosen - Member
Maria Mabote - Member
1 Rugby Street
Tel: 057 352 6482
Fax: 057 357 1117
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
Cell No: 082 822 3770
Vice-Chairperson: JJ Wagner
Cell No: 082 834 6330
Kimberley Regional Representative: Reinie Nel
Cell No: 082 924 342
Van Druten Regional Representative: Manny Shepherd
Cell No: 073 290 7941
ZF Mgcawu Regional Representative: Wally Crause
Cell No: 082 453 8515
Namakwaland Regional Representative: Cornell Titus
Cell No: 072 148 2145
Logan Regional Representative: Henry Maans
Cell No: 071 887 5347
Pixley Ka Seme Regional Representative: Greg Gwells
Cell No: 072 776 6555
Primary School Referee Representative: Melvin Horne
Cell No: 082 408 5337
Tafel Lager Park
Jacobus Smit Street
Office telephone number: 053 8328773
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.
079 694 2099
Vice-Chairperson - Discipline & Recruitment
083 702 5269
Vice Chairman - Transformation & Training
082 802 2689
082 444 1823
Lourens van der Merwe
082 561 3140
Willie du Toit (Acting)
083 608 1949
Debbie van den Berg
Profert Olënpark Stadium
C/o Piet Bosman and James Moroka Streets.
Tel: 018 297 5304
Fax: 018 297 1657
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).
Tel: 082 822 5222
Tel: 082 769 9624
Regional Chairman: Lowveld
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel: 082 859 1911
Regional Chairman: Highveld
Pieter White - Head Coaching, Training and Performance
1 Bafana Road, Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit
Tel: 082 769 9624
Download the MRU Referees Committee Structure
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.
Giel Minnie and Alistair van Wyk
Tel: 031 308 8421
Durban Chairman: Marco Passero
Midlands Chairman: Keith Wessels -
Northern KZN Chairman: Werner Botha
Southern KZN Chairman: Donnovan Mulder
Zululand Chairman: Chris van der Westhuizen
12 Isaiah Ntshangase Road
Tel: 031 308 8426
Fax: 031 312 9197
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.
Tel: 076 842 6068
Tel: 083 324 8993
Tel: 083 292 9082
Coordinators of Appointments & Selection:
Tel: 083 506 8978
Tel: 082 978 3925
Cnr CJ Langehoven & Augusta Ave
Tel: 044 873 0137
Fax: 044 873 0405
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.
Tel: 082 462 0264
Tel: 083 325 6484
Willem Lombaard - Ekurhuleni Region
JP Nel - Sedibeng Region
Mia Kuhn - Finance:
Tel: 016 976 2112
CR Swart Drive
Tel: 082 457 3278