SAIDS Advisory on the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

SAIDS is monitoring the development and official responses to the Coronavirus in South Africa.   The health and welfare of athletes and SAIDS personnel are of paramount importance. Barring any official restrictions on sport and domestic travel with respect to containing the Virus, SAIDS is obliged to continue its work as a regulatory authority by continuing to…

Recent Doping Cases / Sanctions imposed in SA

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) imposed the following sanctions during the period of December 2019 to February 2020: A twenty (20) month ban from all sport on the International Federation Bodybuilding South Africa (IFBBSA) athlete, Khulekani Mkize, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Mkize tested positive for the presence of Furosemide and Tamoxifen.…

Doping Cases / Sanctions imposed in SA from July – Nov 2019

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) imposed the following sanctions during the period July to November 2019: A twelve (12) months sanction from all sport on the South African Powerlifting Federation (SAPF)athlete, Vanessa Lessing, following an anti-doping rule violation. Ms. Lessing tested positive for the presence of Phentermine. Her period of ineligibility began on 29 March 2019…