Dope addition to anti-drug board

18 November 2011 | Story by Newsroom

Prof Rochelle Le Roux

Prof Rochelle Le Roux of UCT's Institute of Development and Labour Law (IDLL) was appointed to the board of directors of the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) in October. With allegations of illegal drug abuse all too common in the sports-mad country, Le Roux's appointment is a welcome arrow in the quiver of the battle against doping in South African sport.

The Institute aims to manage anti-doping controls in the country with a view to creating a clean local sporting environment. "I have always taken an interest in sports employment issues and as a result of this I attended the 2003 World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) conference in Copenhagen in 2003 where the WADA Code on doping control in sport was adopted," says Le Roux. She has also published numerous academic articles on legal issues surrounding doping in South Africa.

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