SA FENCING         


Women’s Epee International World Cup

On 1 – 3 May 2015 South Africa will host the Women’s Epee International World Cup at the Birchwood Hotel & Conference Centre. Please follow this link for the website or click on this link to download the invitation.


The next national competition is Junior National Championships in Bloemfontein in May.


At the SAAFA National Council meeting in December 2014 it was decided that with immediate effect results obtained in national championships, both senior and junior/cadet, will receive 1.5 more points than the same result in a national open competition. For example a first place in a national open competition receives 24 points and a first place in a national championship receives 36 points, a second place receives 20 points in an open competition and 30 points in a national championship.


SA Fencing is very proud of our representatives on various FIE committees:

Novak Perovic – member of the FIE executive committee

Irina Knysch – member of the FIE referee commission

Gennady Tyshler – President of the FIE coaches council


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.