Badminton South Africa
Affiliation date1939
Regional affiliationBadminton Confederation of Africa
Headquarters279 West Avenue, Centurion, Gauteng
PresidentLarry Keys[1]
Official website
South Africa

Badminton South Africa is the national governing body that oversees and manages affairs related to the sport of badminton in South Africa. The body is affiliated to the BWF and Badminton Confederation of Africa.[2][3] The association was founded in 1938,[4] as the South African Badminton Union (SABU) and had a name change in 1998.[5][6] It is made up of 14 provincial associations and 13 districts. Its teams compete at Sudirman Cup, World Championships, Thomas Cup and Uber Cup (for women).


Shortly after its inception in 1939, the association was affiliated as a member of the Badminton World Federation, known at that time as International Badminton Federation (IBF). Despite the early founding in 1938, the first championship in South Africa were not held until 1948.[7] Due to the policy of apartheid in South Africa, the association was excluded from international sporting events from 1970 to 1992. With the end of racial segregation, Badminton South Africa consequently became a member of the continental governing body African Badminton Confederation.


Further information: Category:South African badminton players

Further information: Category:Olympic badminton players of South Africa

See also


  1. ^ Badminton South Africa Contacts, BSA, accessed 17 September 2017.
  2. ^ Membership : BWF Corporate, BWF, accessed 17 September 2017.
  3. ^ Membership Affiliations Archived 2017-09-17 at the Wayback Machine, BCA, accessed 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ Lim Peng Han. "The transition and transformation of badminton into a globalized game, 1893-2012: A study of the trials and tribulations of Malaysian badminton players competing for Thomas Cup and Olympic gold medals" (PDF). Malaysian Social Science Association. p. 173. Retrieved 23 August 2017.
  5. ^ Badminton South Africa Celebrates its 75th Anniversary, SASCOC, accessed 17 September 2017.
  6. ^ Development, BSA, accessed 17 September 2017.
  7. ^ England tour of South Africa 1948 Archived 2016-03-26 at the Wayback Machine, Badminton England, accessed 17 September 2017.