CIRCULAR:  98/21


TO:                   The Provincial/ District Chairman

The Provincial/ District Offices for onward distribution to Clubs

Lifesaving Eastern Cape Club Chairman and Secretaries

                        Associate Members


CC:                  The President, Vice President and Members of the Management Board, Directors

                        ILS Sport Commission Secretary – Jelle Meintsma, General Manager and LSA Staff


Date:                21st June 2021


Subject:           The Guardian Designated Safeguarding Officer Webinar – 17 & 18 July 2021


As indicated to each Club, District and Province on previous communications, Lifesaving SA is working with The Guardian to promote the Safeguarding of our members as required by SASCOC.


Each Club, District and Province is required to have a Designated Safeguarding Officer.


A DSO (Designated Safeguarding Officer) responsibility is to ensure that:


1.         Any regulations stipulated in our Safeguarding Policy is met.

2.         Any poor practice must be addressed.

3.         Safeguard of the Athletes and Coaches, Safeguarding of The Club and Safeguarding of The Federation.


The Guardian will be hosting a Lifesaving SA only Designated Safeguarding Officer Webinar on the 17th and 18th July via Zoom, click on the link below to register for the training:


Click Here to Register for the DSO Webinar Weekend 17th and 18th July


Please be advised that if your club, district or province has not attended the previous DSO workshops, Lifesaving SA will pay for one DSO to attend the webinar however should you wish to send another DSO the cost would be for the individuals or club’s account.


A Designated Safeguarding Officer (DSO) must have their SAC Certificate before they can embark on the intense two-day workshop, please click on the link below to book the SAC exam, get the modules and link for the exam:


Click here to request the SAC Modules and Exam

(on point no.10 where it says who will be paying the R100 for this SAC Exam, please click on My Federation is paying for me.)


Note that this SAC exam must be completed by the 14th July 2021.


The cost of the course and SAC is R1850 + R100 excluding VAT. This will be last webinar that Lifesaving South Africa will pay for the DSOs (who have not previously attended the training/ workshops) to attend the training. Any clubs attending webinar/ trainings held after the weekend of the 17th & 18th July will be the DSO’s/ clubs account.


Anyone requiring more information on the DSO role may follow the step-by-step guide created by The Guardian as well as video explaining the role and responsibilities, click on the link below to access the video: 


For more information, please contact Janelle on or The Guardian directly to Roxy or Kayla on:

Tel : 031 001 0101


Yours faithfully,

(No signature – electronic document)

Helen Herbert   

General Manager


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