VUKA Rugby is a partnership between the South African Rugby Legends (SARLA) and the South African Rugby Union (SARU). The league is fully-endorsed by SARU and forms part of their National Development objectives. VUKA Rugby is a sustainable rugby programme developed by SARLA and aimed at the evolvement and promotion of rugby in disadvantage communities and areas where it is not being played. VUKA rugby is in line with the National objectives of the Minister of Sport, Fikile Mbalula, of bringing rugby to the masses on a National level. It is a programme which runs for the entire season and 2013 is the fifth successful year that it has been in operation.