A new version World Anti-Doping Code will come into effect in 2013. South Africa will be hosting the WADA conference on adopting the changes to the Code in November 2013. In the lead up to this conference, all national anti-doping agencies together with their respective national sports federations and sports governing bodies have the opportunity to review the Code and submit changes and recommendations to how the Code will be enforced in sport. Once adopted, the Code remains in force for a period of four years.

The SA Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) is hosting an international seminar on Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Johannesburg (venue still to be finalized). It will commence at 09.00 – 15.30

The seminar will be opened by the Minister of Sport and will feature presenters from the sports legal fraternity, SAIDS and WADA. Some of the seminar topics that will be covered include:

• Understanding the application of the World Anti-Doping Code;
• National Sports Federation Constitutions – compliance with the SA Anti- Doping Rules;
• Doping sanctions – how sanctions are determined;
• The Right to Appeal by athletes and national federations;
• Hearing a case at Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland;
• A proposed national Court of Arbitration for Sport in South Africa;
• Corporate Governance – The Issue of Ethics in Sport.