Women In Boxing
The vision of Boxing South Africa (BSA) represents its futurist, long term and idealistic state. This vision is aimed at rallying and inspiring the entire boxing community of South Africa to make every effort in taking boxing to new heights.
Our vision is to be a leading sport code in South Africa and a world class boxing authority.
Our mission at BSA is to develop, promote and effectively regulate the administration of boxing in SA, by:
- Ensuring and safeguarding the health, safety and general well-being of professional boxers;
- Promoting, marketing and sanctioning quality boxing events and tournaments;
- Increasing the sport's popularity with athletes, supporters and sponsors;
- Credibly rating boxers and training licensees;
- Positioning BSA as a point of reference for international sanctioning bodies in South Africa and ensuring that BSA fulfils its role as a custodian of the best interests and concerns of all South African Boxers at home and on the international front;
- Improving the stature of national and provincial titles; and
- Coordinating the activities of all boxing stakeholders in the country for the purposes of unifying the sporting code and managing expectations with integrity.
Our values will guide the actions and behaviours of all at BSA, the licensees and all other stakeholders in the broader boxing fraternity. At the core of our values is the belief and the reality that boxing starts and ends with a boxer and hence our values are boxer centric.
Accordingly, BSA will promote and champion these values to ensure the promotion and advancement of boxing nationally and that the sport is restored to its previous glory and receives the respect of practitioners and the public alike. Our values are encapsulated in the figure below.
Throughout the code Boxing South Africa will endeavour to promote and entrench the virtue of professionalism. In reality this means BSA, the licensees and all other stakeholders within boxing must strive to exert themselves expertly and with authoritative knowledge in their chosen areas of operation. In the context of South African boxing, there will be greater expectations for transparency and openness by all role-players.
We believe that there is a collective responsibility on all the stakeholders in boxing to collaborate and work together for the common good of the sport. In this regard, it is incumbent on BSA to provide the overall leadership necessary to enable collaboration and success of the sport code and for every stakeholder to exercise leadership in their respective areas of operation without encroaching on the rights of others.
The principle of accountability is imposed on all stakeholders in the boxing community by the Boxing Act. Based on the Act it is incumbent on all of us, BSA and the licensees, to each honour their legislative mandate to carry out their responsibility, respect each other’s role and to Act with integrity at all times.
In promoting the sport we will endeavour to take the sport to every part and corner of our country and ensure that all communities and athletes have an equal opportunity to partake and excel in the game without regard to their cultural, linguistic, religious, social and economic status, and/ or any other form of discrimination whatsoever.
These values will drive the attitudes and behaviour of everyone within the boxing community. Accordingly it will be expected of all at BSA (Board members and employees) and individual licensees and their associations to pledge their full support and commitment for making these values a way of life.