Athletics South Africa
IOC nationRSA
National flagSouth Africa
Year of formation1894[1]
Former namesSouth African Amateur Athletic Union
International federationWorld Athletics (WA)
WA member since1992
Continental associationConfederation of African Athletics
National Olympic CommitteeSouth African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee
PresidentJames Moloi[2]
Chief ExecutiveRichard Stander

Athletics South Africa is the national governing body for the sport of athletics (including track and field, cross country, road running and racewalking) in South Africa, recognised by the IAAF,[3] and also a member of Confederation of African Athletics.[4] The association is based in Johannesburg.

The organisation reports to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC). In 2011, SASCOC sacked the head of Athletics South Africa, Leonard Chuene, for financial mismanagement, misappropriation of funds, tax evasion, and conducting a sex verification tests on Caster Semenya without her consent.[5][6][7] Thereafter, Athletics South Africa has been a key supporter in taking Semenya's case to the Court of Arbitration and the financial costs of this action prevented it from hosting the African Southern Region Athletics Championships in 2019.[8]

Affiliate Members

This is a list of provincial affiliated members of ASA, according to the constitution of ASA.[9][10]

Associate Members

This is a list of associate members of ASA.[9]


Further information: Category:South African athletes

See also


  1. ^ "South African Amateur Athletic Union is founded in Johannesburg". SAHO. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Athletics South Africa". News24. Retrieved 7 April 2022.
  3. ^ "Member Federations : Athletics South Africa". IAAF. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Contacts of the African Federations : South Africa". CAA. Retrieved 22 August 2017.
  5. ^ Smith, David (2009-09-18). South Africa accused of cover-up over Caster Semenya gender tests. The Guardian. Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  6. ^ South Africa athletics chief admits lying about Semenya tests. Reuters (2009-09-19). Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  7. ^ South Africa athletics head Leonard Chuene sacked. BBC Sport (2011-02-18). Retrieved 2019-10-03.
  8. ^ Mauritius to host the two-day African Athletics Confederation’s champs. Sports Leo (2019-07-03). Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  9. ^ a b "The Constitution of Athletics South Africa - Version: August 2015" (PDF). ASA. p. 16. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  10. ^ "Athletics South Africa - Clubs - Contact Us". Retrieved 23 August 2017.