SAIDS is recruiting for a Courier Service provider

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS), an independent public entity in sport based in Newlands, Cape Town is recruiting a company for the provision of courier services for a 3-year period. One of SAIDS’s core functions is drug-testing in sport which involves the collection of urine and blood samples at various centres throughout the…

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Important notice to National Federations – Updated SAIDS Rules 2019

On Wednesday 20th March 2019 SAIDS CEO, Mr. Khalid Galant, sent an important communication to National Federations notifying them of the newly updated South African National Anti-Doping Rules: 2019 that are applicable to all national sports federations. These national rules have been certified as code compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). These Rules shall…

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International Anti-Doping Leaders call for reform of the Anti-Doping System

International Anti-Doping Leaders call on watershed opportunity to reform Anti-Doping System   Ahead of the Anti-Doping Symposium, the leaders of 18 National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) came together in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss the current state of clean sport and to call for meaningful reforms to the anti-doping system in advance of the WADA Presidential election.…

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SAIDS is recruiting for an internship position

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS), an independent public entity in sport, is recruiting for the following internship.  SAIDS offices are based in Newlands, Cape Town.    Doping Control Assistant  This person will provide administrative support to the doping control department. The primary responsibilities and tasks include but are not limited to: Data capturing…

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New anti-doping education partnership for rugby in South Africa

A collaborative anti-doping education meeting involving the key stakeholders in South African rugby was held on Monday in Newlands, Cape Town, with the aim of strengthening education and information delivery for young players and their support network.   Chaired by World Rugby, with representatives from SA Rugby, the SA Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS), the SA Schools Rugby Association (SASRA), MyPlayers…

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SAIDS / HAWKS raid steroids & supplements lab

Last week SAIDS collaborated and assisted Law Enforcement Authorities in a search and seizure operation for illegal steroids and other scheduled medicines that are used in the manufacturing of dietary / sport supplements.  We raided a steroid and dietary supplement ‘laboratory’ and successfully seized close to half a million Rands worth of illegal steroids and…

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Top SA Mountain Biker slapped with a 4 year ban

TOP South African mountain biker Max Knox has been found guilty of a doping offense and banned for four years, the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) announced today. He was charged for suspicious variations in his Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) that indicated doping. He could not satisfactorily explain to a panel of international…

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