The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) is a public entity established by an Act of Parliament, Act No. 14 of 1997: “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 South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport is an organisation not for gain. As such no dividends are declared to any members or outside parties and all funds received are utilised for the furtherance of the Institute’s objectives as outlined in Section 10 of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport Act No. 14 of 1997.
The Institute for Drug-Free Sport receives the majority of its funding from Sport and Recreation South Africa.