The National SA School Sports Championships (Winter Games) took place at the University of KwaZulu-Natal campus in Durban from 10 to 14 July 2016. The sporting codes featured during the Winter Games included chess, football, hockey, rugby, volleyball, tennis and netball, as well as indigenous games such as jukskei and khokho.
The inaugural National SA School Sports Championships were staged in Pretoria in 2012, followed by Bloemfontein in 2013 and Pretoria in 2014 and 2015. These championships are a culmination of the schools league programme where schools compete at an in-school, inter-school, local, district, provincial and ultimately at national level.
These National SA School Sports Championships take place in a three-seasonal format, effective this year: the Autumn Games took place during March and April 2016 (athletics and swimming); the Winter Games during June and July 2016 and the Summer Games will take place during the December school holidays.