Who can apply for a license?
An applicant for a license must be older than 18 years across all categories. In case of a Boxer, the applicant must be older than 18 years but younger than 35 years in the case of first registration. A boxer who has not participated in a boxing contest for a continuous period of 12 months or more shall be deemed to be a first registration.
When do applications and renewals open?
Application for first registrations and renewals open in November and close for early approval on 28 February annually. BSA shall use the month of March to process all applications, facilitate approval from the Board and release the names of all approved applications before the beginning of the new financial year, i.e. 1 April. In addition to this, the month of March is used to produce identification cards for all licensees whose applications have been approved.
What if I miss the date of 28 February?
Should you miss the closing date of 28 February you may still submit your application up until 31 March, however, your application will only be tabled for Board approval in the board meeting scheduled for late April of the new financial year. The implication thereof is that individuals who missed the early approval closing date will not be eligible to participate in any boxing activities till after the approval in April. You are therefore encouraged to submit your applications before the early approval closing date.
Specific Board approval and approval announcement dates shall be published annually in November when the licensing period opens.
Do I need to fill in any forms?
Yes. BSA has updated its forms, specifically the Application/Renewal Form and the Medical Examination Form. The changes are to ensure that our forms are current and capture all our licensees’ contact details as well as specific medical declaration specific to Boxers. Click here to access the latest forms. Forms are also available from our Provincial Managers and the BSA office in Pretoria.
Please note that only the forms uploaded on the website will be accepted by BSA.
How much do I pay for my license?
BSA shall annually determine the various registration fees payable by persons applying for first registration or renewal fees. In alignment with the Boxing Regulations, BSA has published its annual licensing tariffs and these can be found on the BSA website. Click Here to access the latest tariffs.
Payments for licensing are to be made to the following bank account:Account name: Boxing South Africa
Important: Please use Name and Surname as reference.
What documents do I need to apply for or renew my license?
The following are standard requirements for the license application or renewal for:
Manager and Ring Official
All other categories:
What confirmation will I receive to confirm my license approval?
Does BSA license foreign nationals?
Yes. Only holders of either a Permanent Resident Permit, Section 24 Asylum Seeker Permit or Green Refugee ID document, which allows the holder to work in South Africa will be licensed by BSA.
The standard requirements for the license application or renewal are the same as those required for South African citizens for each category with the following additional requirements compulsory.
Other foreign nationals who wish to participate in BSA sanctioned tournaments in South Africa may be sanctioned to do so after submitting to BSA a letter of authorisation from the controlling body to which he/she is licensed along with the full current medical status and professional boxing record.
I am an MMA licensed fighter. Can I apply for a boxing license as well?
BSA will not license any person who holds a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) license. A South African citizen who wishes to be licensed as a professional boxer shall be required to relinquish his/her license and participation in MMA. Foreign nationals, active in MMA, may be temporarily licensed for a specific event after submitting to BSA a letter of authorisation from the controlling body by which he/she is licensed along with the full current medical status and professional boxing record.
How can I turn professional?
For more information on licensing please contact the Provincial Manager closer to your area or mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are the lists of approved licensees for the 2019/20 financial year.