“Chiliboy” Ralepelle handed an 8-year doping ban

The Independent Doping Tribunal Panel handed down its decision in two parts this week on the doping charge against former Springbok and Sharks rugby player, Mahlatse “Chiliboy” Ralepelle.  The player tested positive for the banned anabolic agent, Zeranol, during an out-of-competition test on the 17th January 2019. The athlete challenged the doping charge and was afforded…

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WADA’s COVID-19 Q&A for Athletes

Message to Athletes Dear Athletes, As you know, the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) pandemic has continued to evolve into a health and societal emergency that has called for effective and immediate action by all of us around the world to minimize the likelihood of transmission and the impact on society. The situation clearly goes well beyond anti-doping…

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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…

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4-Year Ban for SA Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Ruann Visser

The Court of Arbitration in Sport (CAS) in Switzerland has upheld the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) appeal against the acquittal of a doping violation on South African Heavyweight Boxing Champion, Ruann Visser.  CAS handed down a four-year ban, effective February 2020.  This ban prohibits the boxer from competing, sparring, training in any organized boxing environment…

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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.…

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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…

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SAIDS invites bid proposals for INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) is a Schedule 3A (of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA)) Public Entity. SAIDS invites suitably qualified and experienced companies to submit proposals to render outsourced Internal Audit Services to the entity for a period of 3 years.  The successful bidder will be required to comply with the…

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