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BOXING SOUTH AFRICA MOURNS THE TRAGIC LOSS OF CFO KENNETH MAMOSADI

It is with profound sadness that Boxing South Africa announces the tragic passing of our Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth Mamosadi, on Friday, February 23, 2024. Kenneth was ruthlessly gunned down by assailants in his own driveway in Pretoria West. Tragically, his life was taken and his only reported belonging stolen was his cell phone. This cowardly act has robbed us of a valued member of our community and a dear friend.It is with profound sadness that Boxing South Africa announces the tragic passing of our Chief Financial Officer, Kenneth Mamosadi, on Friday, February 23, 2024. Kenneth was ruthlessly gunned down by assailants in his own driveway in Pretoria West. Tragically, his life was taken and his only reported belonging stolen was his cell phone. This cowardly act has robbed us of a valued member of our community and a dear friend.

BSA RESPONSE TO ANOTHER MISLEADING MEDIA REPORT BY TIMESLIVE

Once again BSA notes the ongoing, intensified media campaign which seeks to taint and besmirch the good name of BSA. The campaign is still littered with distortions, falsehoods, and half-truths. On Wednesday 22nd November 2023, the Times live has deliberately published a misleading headline which says “Boxing SA’s acting CEO backtracks on media accusation made in parliament” this is the distortion of truth. The comments made by Acting CEO in Parliament about the article which was published by the City Press on the 05th November 2023 still stands.

BSA RESPONSE ON MISLEADING REPORTS BY FEW MEDIA HOUSES

Once again BSA notes with disgust the ongoing, intensified media campaign which seeks to taint and besmirch the good name of BSA. The campaign is littered with distortions, falsehoods, and half-truths. This dastardly campaign was initiated by a group of disgruntled BSA licensees and few individuals who are not part of Boxing; The campaign is run through 3 media houses. Simply the agenda is to mislead the public into believing that the Board of BSA is malfunctioning and by extension the government of this country is wholly inadequate.

BOXING SOUTH AFRICA EXTENDS ITS CONDOLENCES FOLLOWING THE PASSING OF RONALD "KING" MALINDI

It is with deep sadness that Boxing South Africa mourns the loss of Ronald "King" Malindi, a true South African Bantamweight Champion with an unblemished record of 19 professional fights without a single loss, he stood just one victory away from securing sole possession of the South African Bantamweight Belt. Our hearts are heavy as we bid farewell to this remarkable boxer who departed from us on October 7, 2023

BSA Media Statement- SECOND PHASE Implementation of the BSA and SABC MOU

Boxing SA is delighted to announce that the second phase implementation of the BSA and SABC MOU. SABC and BSA have agreed on the following dates for the hosting of televised boxing tournaments.

BOXING SOUTH AFRICA THE BSA RISE OF WOMEN IN BOXING NORTH WEST PRESS RELEASE

In celebration of women in the month of August, Boxing South Africa has launched “The Rise of Women Series in boxing” to empower women in the sport both inside and outside the ring. The program, which will span across all nine provinces in the country and it will include several development workshops and boxing tournaments strictly aimed at women in boxing.

BOXING SOUTH AFRICA (BSA) LAUNCHES THE RISE OF WOMEN IN BOXING SERIES TO EMPOWER AND PROMOTE WOMEN IN BOXING

In celebration of women in the month of August, Boxing South Africa has launched “The Rise of Women Series in boxing” to empower women in the sport both inside and outside the ring. The program, which will span across all nine provinces in the country and it will include several development workshops and boxing tournaments strictly aimed at women in boxing.

UNJUSTIFIED AND UNWARRANTED MEDIA ATTACKS ON BSA

The Board of Boxing South Africa (“BSA”) has noted with serious concern a concerted ill- informed and unwarranted media campaign by a grouping of few individuals who comprise of both licensees and as well as unlicensed persons.

MEDIA STATEMENT MILLER AND FORTUIN

Further to the media release issued earlier today, Wednesday, 05 July 2023 with regards to the Miller vs Fortuin matter. The Board of Boxing South Africa will have a special meeting on Thursday, 06 July 2023 to deliberate on the matter and a final decision will be communicated accordingly.

BOXING SOUTH AFRICA (BSA) PULLS NO PUNCHES AT THE GLAMOUROUS AWARDS CEREMONY

Boxing South Africa (BSA), in partnership with eThekwini Municipality and the KwaZulu Department of Sports, Arts and Culture, hosted the 2023 boxing awards at the Chief Albert Luthuli International Convention Centre this past weekend.

MEDIA RELEASE

Boxing South Africa is deeply saddened by the untimely death of Tando Zonke, the Chairperson of the Eastern Cape Boxing Promoters Association and the owner of TZ Promotions based in East London on Tuesday, 27 June 2023.

MEDIA RELEASE

Boxing South Africa (Boxing SA) hereby wish to announce and congratulate the promotion companies who were successful on the “Request for proposal to host professionals boxing tournaments for 2023/24 broadcasting at SABC.

AMENDED LIST OF BSA 2023 NOMINEES

BSA HAS CONCLUDED THE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESS AND BELOW ARE THE FINAL NOMINEES FOR THE AWARDS TO BE HELD IN DURBAN ICC: 30 JUNE 2023

MEDIA RELEASE

Boxing South Africa (Boxing SA) has learnt with great shock the passing of Njabulo “Njay” Merile yesterday. The 27-year-old Merile was a South African boxer who hails from Zondi in Soweto and was one of the upcoming boxers in Gauteng Province having started his professional boxing career in 2018. The stylish young lad had dreams of reviving his career this year and his death came as great shock. Details of the funeral will be communicated accordingly.

BSA ANNOUNCES 2023 AWARDS NOMINEES

Boxing South Africa (BSA) has announced the official nominees for the 2023 prestigious South African Boxing awards.

IMPLEMENTATION OF THE MOU BETWEEN BSA AND THE SABC | MEDIA STATEMENT (16 FEBRUARY 2023)

Boxing SA is delighted to announce that the implementation of the BSA and SABC MOU has begun. Following the signing of the MOU the SABC and BSA have agreed on the following dates for the hosting of televised boxing tournaments:

MEDIA STATEMENT (4 FEBRUARY 2023)

Precautionary Suspension of Ms Nomfundo Malinga – BSA Boxing Promoter

MEDIA STATEMENT APOLOGY AND INVESTIGATION INTO THE JOY4JOY TOURNAMENT AND RELATED MATTERS (16 DECEMBER 2022)

Boxing South Africa (“BSA”) as the regulator of professional boxing in the country hereby wishes to tender an apology to the Zulu King, the boxing fraternity as a whole and to members of the public at large who may have been negatively affected by the actions of the Joy4Joy boxing promotions.

MEDIA STATEMENT (10 NOVEMBER 2022)

Boxing South Africa (“BSA”) hereby advises of the outcome of the disciplinary hearing against Mr. Tshele Kometsi.

PRESS RELEASE (15 OCTOBER 2022)

Boxing South Africa (Boxing SA) has learnt with great shock the passing of the former South African Junior Bantamweight Champion, Simphiwe “Little Red” Pamana this past weekend.

BOXING HERITAGE (06 OCTOBER 2022)

BOXING HERITAGE: TOURNAMENT IN HONOUR OF BOXING LEGENDS (21 SEPTEMBER 2022)

ATT: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS (21 SEPTEMBER 2022)

BSA AND SABC MEDIA BRIEFING: PARTNERSHIP AND FRAMEWORK FOR THE BROADCASTING OF BOXING OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS

ATT: ALL MEDIA OUTLETS (21 SEPTEMBER 2022)

BSA AND SABC MEDIA BRIEFING: PARTNERSHIP AND FRAMEWORK FOR THE BROADCASTING OF BOXING OVER THE NEXT THREE YEARS

OUTCOME OF MR. KOMETSI’S HIGH COURT APPLICATION LEAVE TO APPEAL (27 SEPTEMBER 2022)

OUTCOME OF MR. KOMETSI’S HIGH COURT APPLICATION LEAVE TO APPEAL

MEDIA INVITATION (06 SEPTEMBER 2022)

Boxing South Africa in conjunction with Gauteng Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation hereby invites members of the media to the upcoming Gauteng Boxing Convention.

NONTSHINGA PRESSE RELEASE (05 SEPTEMBER 2022)

On Sunday, 03 September 2022 history was made by Sivenathi “Special One” Nontshinga by defeating unbeaten Hector Flores in his backyard in Mexico in contest for the vacant IBF Junior-Flyweight Championship.

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WOMEN IN BOXING WEEK: 22 – 27 AUGUST 2022

Boxing South Africa (Boxing SA) is the regulatory and administrative body of professional boxing in the South Africa and derives its powers from the Boxing Act, No. 11 of 2001 (Act). The Act places numerous responsibilities on Boxing SA and in this regard the Act provides amongst other the following objectives:

• To provide for marketing mechanisms to promote professional and amateur boxing in general,
• Provide for the participation and involvement of women in boxing.

14 JULY 2022 | MEDIA STATEMENT

On the 17th June 2022 Boxing South Africa issued a media statement in which it advised of the outcome of the urgent application by Mr. Kometsi which was heard on the 16th June 2022. In terms of the award the arbitrator had ruled that the Board of BSA did not have the power to suspend Mr. Kometsi pending a disciplinary hearing. In the same communique BSA advised that it intended to challenge the decision against it in court a law urgently and that it had instructed its attorneys to prepare the necessary papers.

31 AUGUST 2022 - BOXING SOUTH AFRICA HOSTED A SUCCESSFUL WOMEN IN BOXING WEEK IN KWAZULU NATAL TO CELEBRATE WOMEN'S MONTH

To wrap up the women in boxing week initiative, Boxing South Africa in partnership with the Department of Sport, Arts and Culture hosted a women in boxing breakfast session with the DSAC Deputy Minister Ms Nocawe Mafu in Umhlanga, Durban on Saturday, 27 August 2022 where women in the boxing fraternity had the opportunity to engage with the minister and other dignitaries.