South African National Boxing Organisation

South African National Boxing Organisation (SANABO) is South African National Boxing Organisation is an autonomous controlling and administrative body of the sport of “Open Boxing” in South Africa. South African National Boxing Organisation is affiliated to the International Boxing Association. South African National Boxing Organisation is affiliated to the International Boxing Association (AIBA), along with the African Boxing Confederation (AFBC). SANABO is also affiliated to the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC), and Sport and Recreation South Africa (SRSA). It organises national competitions such as the SANABO Elite National Championships and the SANABO Boxing League.

SANABO competes in the subregional Zone Four Boxing Championships under the auspices of AFBC, in which 14 member countries of the Southern African Development Community (SADEC) participates. SANABO oversees all the nine South African provincial affiliates. Under the provincial affiliates are the districts and then the municipal boxing clubs in the governance structure. Boxing South Africa (BSA) is the organisation responsible for professional boxing in South Africa. SANABO aims to be one of the top leading olympic style boxing nations in Africa and to be ranked among the top 12 leading boxing nations affiliated to the world governing body AIBA.


Direct, develop, promote, safeguard and administer the Sport of „Open Boxing‟ within South Africa. Ensure that the encouragement, promotion, development and administration of the Sport of „Open Boxing‟, whether same be at National Provincial, District and Municipality level, is carried out in accordance with the principles of non-discrimination on any grounds.


  1. To promote Open Boxing in South Africa.
  2. To provide fair competition.
  3. To provide equal opportunities at all levels.
  4. To be committed to the development of all facets of Open Boxing.
  5. To further the safety and welfare of all participants.
  6. To increase the membership base.
  7. To put structured development programmes in place at grass root levels.


  1. To qualify at least five (5) boxers for the  London Olympic Games.
  2. To win three (3) medals at the Olympic Games.
  3. To win at least Five (5) medals (Gold or Silver) at the Africa Boxing Championships.
  4. To increase membership.
  5. To stabilize Provincial structures.
  6. To become financially self-sufficient.
  7. To promote women boxing at all levels.


Mr. Siyabulela Mkwalo

Interim President

Mr Hazert M. Hlophe

Interim Deputy President

Mr Liwa Mlokoti

Interim Secretary

Ms. Onalenna Tsae

Interim Vice Secretary

Mr Mandla Ndlovu

Interim Treasurer

Mrs Makhosazane Shabalala

Interim PRO