South Africa: 6.000 people play handball!

When it comes to South Africa, few people know that the country hosts a thriving handball community.

Handball is a young sport, which is currently played by roughly 6000 players nationwide.

In the Gauteng province, one of the main clubs is Soweto Moletsane Knights, which was started in 2007 by Mr Trevor Neiwenhout.

Initially the team targeted men and ladies at a junior player level (U/16 and U/18). Nowadays it has teams from U/14 till senior level.

The Western Cape Handball team is the current national team champion. At present, there is no national league yet. Though there is an annual national concentration tournament, where all regional provinces battle it up to win the SA title.

The South African national team has so far participated in various International competitions:

2012 Zone VI Challenge Trophy Johannesburg

2011 Zone VI Qualification Tournament for All Africa Games Johannesburg

2010 Zone VI Challenge Trophy Harare (ladies)

2009 Zone VI Challenge Trophy Lusaka (men)

2008 Zone VI Challenge Trophy Pretoria (men)

2003 All Africa Games Abudja

2001 Tunisia, team SA qualified for world Championship in Switzerland but it did not participated

1999 All Africa Games Johannesburg

1998 African Cup of Nations Johannesburg

1996 Commonwealth Tournament Johannesburg


South African Handball website and Facebook pages:

Soweto Moletsane Knights handball club!/pages/Moletsane-Knights-Handball-Club/196218273797948

Johannesburg Handball Association:




  1. Hillary

    4. November 2020. at 05:39

    Hi. I’m Hillary am a very good handball right wing player currently looking for a club

  2. Douabou Yobo franck

    9. May 2020. at 14:58

    Good evening , I was searching for a handball club and i am a good player please help me here is my number 0659487037.
    Am living in Pretoria ( centurion)

  3. Shelton

    23. November 2019. at 19:46

    My name is Shelton , want to join handball in South AfricaIam a Zimbabwean boy with 17 staying in ebony tembisa. Please may you take my note into consideration and you are welcome

  4. Tichaawa zedekiah Nji

    21. September 2019. at 16:04

    Hiy pls i am a handball player and i will like to join the team

  5. Angeline

    5. May 2019. at 10:22

    Hi Angeline here l used to play handball in Zimbabwe l love the sport l stay in kempton park please jelp me join a clud my #06768680109

  6. Mohlalefi

    7. November 2018. at 23:41

    Hi,Mohlalefi Senohe a boy of 26 years.I’m a very good player of handball.I’m currently staying Soweto phiri so I’m looking for handball club to join.please call or WhatsApp here +26653730870

  7. Nocamagu Mvunyiswa

    30. March 2018. at 16:38

    I don’t think its true that its only 6,000 athletes in participating in Handball in South Africa, you can visit only in Eastern Cape and Gauteng you we will triple that number (6, 000)

  8. didier Hugli

    27. December 2017. at 10:00

    will shortly be back in South Africa, from switzerland, played handball as a junior in Geneva then at a later stage played for the Randburg handball club before joining with the joburg handball club in the late 80’s, then went back to switzerland joined up with servette HC for a short time… will be back In SA by 31 st January would like to join up with the JHC I was a keeper then and would like to play again or train keepers… is here a possibility…??’

    thank you

    kind regards


  9. Ak Mashuka

    30. January 2017. at 16:37

    name is abednigo mashuka now in zimbabwe i play any position #0717826260

  10. Shelly

    18. January 2017. at 10:40

    My name is sheLly um looking for handball club l am a good player um in jorhannesburg pliz help me here is my #0740214093

  11. lerato

    18. October 2016. at 14:01

    Hi my name is lerato Nkhoma and am 30.I played handball when I was still in school so now I moved to Pretoria and would like to find a team to play for as I really love and enjoy the sport so much..I play right wing and very fast .if you need me just call your girl lerato and I will be there…my number is 063 282 5776 plz

  12. vuyokazi msipaka

    2. September 2016. at 05:34

    hi I’m vuyokazi or sirra i want to came back to play handball my position is right wing, I’m here in Eastern Cape lusikisiki my coach is Mr madondo my number is 0782740007

  13. Anonymous

    21. August 2016. at 11:52

    H my name is Thembi and I would like to play handball. I live Pretoria 0820701638

  14. vuyokazi or sira

    13. August 2016. at 19:03

    hi I’m vuyokazi or sira i want to come back to play handball my position is right wing becouse im left handed im here in estearn Cape lusikisiki

  15. Gift

    6. May 2016. at 23:23

    im looking for a handball club im in Durban

  16. Matthew

    20. April 2016. at 09:08

    I want to play handball lam from Limpopo Phalaborwa

  17. Victor Ndeti

    14. September 2015. at 19:07

    Hi am a person who is passionate about handball am looking for a team to play for in contact:0613668337

  18. Gcobani

    4. August 2015. at 14:15

    Hi I’m Gcobani In Eastern Cape I have been a handball player for years and now wish to start my team but I dont have funds as I un employed that means I need equipment to develop my community my contact number is 073 796 796 8 for anyone willing to help please

  19. Anonymous

    11. July 2014. at 15:44

    Hi i’m Doris im trying to join a handball team in the western cape i have a few friends alsi interested

  20. Angel mavovana

    7. September 2013. at 14:24

    Hi Angel mavovana a girl of 22 am a student who is very passionate player of handball how can I get a team to play for here in Durban please help a good player of handball out thank you here is my number 0782491910

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