SAIDS has imposed the following sanctions over the past 12 months (April 2018 – May 2019):

 

  1. A 3 years and 9 months ban from all sport on Mixed Martial Arts SA PRO (MMASAPRO) Extreme Fighting championship (EFC) fighter Marcel Teniers, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Teniers tested positive for the presence of Clenbuterol. His period of ineligibility began on 10th May 2019 and will serve until and including 23rd February 2023.

 

  1. A 3 years and 9 months ban from all sport on the SA Rugby Union (SARU) rugby player, Barend van Staden, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Van Staden tested positive for the presence of Metandienone and Methasterone M. His period of ineligibility began on 7th May 2019 and will serve until and including 6th February 2023.

 

  1. An 18-month sanction from all sport on the SA Rugby Union (SARU) rugby player, Moegamat Labib Kannameyer, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Kannameyer tested positive for the presence of Benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of Cocaine . His period of ineligibility began on 15th April 2019 (the date he was notified of his suspension) and will serve until and including 14th October 2020.

 

  1. A two (2)- year sanction from all sport on the SA Powerlifting Federation (SAPF) athlete, Riaan Hayes, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Hayes tested positive for the presence of Amiloride, Chlorothiazide and Hydrochlorothiazide. His period of ineligibility began on 29th March 2019 (the date he accepted the suspension) and will serve until and including 28th March 2021.

 

  1. A four (4)-year sanction from all sport on the SA Powerlifting Federation (SAPF) athlete, Eben Booysens, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Booysens tested positive for the presence of Drostanolone. His period of ineligibility began on 23rd February 2019 (the date he was notified of his suspension) and will serve until and including 22nd February 2023.

 

  1. A four (4)-year ban from all sport on the two International Federation of Bodybuilding SA (IFBBSA) athletes, Simonne Paarman and Jacques Du Preez, following an admission of anti-doping rule violations. Mr. Du Preez and Ms. Paarman admitted to the Use of Prohibited Substances in-competition. Their periods of ineligibility began on 21st September 2018 (the date they accepted their sanction) and will serve until and including 20th September 2022.

 

  1. An eighteen (18)-month ban from all sport on the SA Powerlifting Federation (SAPF) athlete, Tracy Ludwig, following an anti-doping rule violation. Ms. Ludwig tested positive for the presence of Indapamide. She had applied for a retroactive therapeutic use exemption (TUE), however her application was denied. Ms. Ludwig then appealed this decision before the SAIDS Appeals Board. The decision of the TUEC was upheld and her appeal was dismissed with costs. Her period of ineligibility began on 30th August 2018 and will serve until and including 28th February 2020.

 

  1. A four (4)-month ban from all sport on the SA Rugby Union (SARU) athlete, Marno Redelinghuys, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Redelinghuys tested positive for the presence of Cannabinoids/Carboxy-THC. His period of ineligibility began on 15th August 2018 (the date he accepted the suspension) and will serve until and including 14th December 2018.

 

  1. A two (2)-year ban from all sport on the Athletics SA (ASA) athlete, Pule Maeko, following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr. Maeko tested positive for the presence of Betamethasone. His period of ineligibility began on 24th May 2018 (the date he requested to be placed under voluntary suspension) and will serve until and including 23rd May 2020.

 

  1. A four (4)-year ban from all sport on the Cycling SA (CSA) athlete Max Knox. 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 experts appointed by SAIDS the reasons for the variation. His period in ineligibility began on 5th April 2018 and will serve until and including 4th April 2022.

 

More details on these and other sanctions can be found on our Doping Cases page.

 

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) is an independent public entity established by an Act of Parliament (Act No 14, 1997).  Click here for more information about SAIDS.