The programme for Eden Open on 4 and 5 May in George is available on the local competition page.


Please note that rule changes by the FIE stipulates that NO visor masks are allowed as of 1 March 2014. This includes sabre!


Congratulations to two of South Africa’s former Olympic sabre fencers who both got married recently! We would like to wish them all the best for the future.

Adele du Plooy – now Pretorius – married Johann Pretorius at Galagos Estate outside Pretoria on Friday 4 April. Adele represented South Africa in Women’s Sabre in 2008 in Beijing.

Shelly Gosher – now Williams – married Ian Williams at Cranford Estate outside Howick on Saturday 5 April. Shelley represented South Africa in Women’s Sabre in 2008 in Beijing.



Welcome to the official on-line home of the SA Fencing (previously the South African Amateur Fencing Association - SAAFA). Here you will find information about the sport of fencing in South Africa. We are very proud of our fencers (who are all amateurs) and who competes both locally and internationally.

South African fencers have competed in the Beijing and Athens Olympic Games as well as World Championships on junior, senior and veteran level. We even have a veteran world champion! South African fencers also compete in Commonwealth fencing championships as well as African fencing championships. There is a national ranking competition series where fencers of all provinces and all ages compete.

For our fencers - you will find information about upcoming competitions, current rankings and selection criteria.

SA Fencing is also involved in developing fencing in South Africa and we have already started several high performance centres to prepare our athletes for possible competition at the next Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.