The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport’s core focus is to tackle doping in sport in order to ensure a culture of ethics and fair play within South Africa. The Drug-Free Sport Act gives the Institute authority and jurisdiction to carry out drug testing across all sports codes. By doing so the SAIDS is inspiring a drug-free sports culture all South Africans can be proud of.
The vision of SAIDS is to promote participation in sport free from the use of prohibited substances or methods intended to artificially enhance performance, thereby rendering impermissible doping practices which are contrary to the principles of fair play and medical ethics, in the interest of the health and well-being of sportspersons; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
The ITA has signed a cooperation agreement with SAIDS in July 2020 in order to increase the efficiency of the anti-doping efforts of both organisations.