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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1 584 athletes tested during 2018/19 – SAIDS Annual Report published

The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) annual report has revealed that it tested 1,584 athletes during 2018/19 year and there were 47 anti-doping rule violations (ADRVs), and three additional cases pending (total of 50 cases). It also outlines how a partnership with the Hawks – South Africa’s Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation – led to prosecutions of…

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Top Rugby Player Charged With Doping Violation

ON 13th August 2019 the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS) informed Springbok and Lions rugby player, Aphiwe Dyantyi, that an adverse analytical finding had been detected in a sample collected from him in a doping test on 2nd July 2019. The test was conducted in accordance with the National Anti-Doping Regulations.   Mr.…

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Attention ADAMS users – downtime scheduled 27 Aug 2019

As part of its ongoing technical maintenance operations, WADA is planning a 2-hour maintenance on 27 August 2019, of the ADAMS Production environment.   Therefore kindly note that the ADAMS Production environment (including the SMS service and Mobile App) will be unavailable on Tuesday, 27 August 2019 between 18:00 GMT and 20:00 GMT . Do…

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