|Morizane Boyes (MSSA's President) in gaming mode.|
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) was founded in 1985 and since its inception has relied only upon volunteers to run the organisation.
Volunteers remain the back-bone of MSSA, and without the continued passion of such, MSSA would cease to be.
Even though MSSA pursues aggressive gender policies, the number of female participation on MANCOM fell from 42% to 31%. This was due to very few females standing for positions at MSSA's Annual General Meeting. Had females contested any/all of the available positions, the current rules would only have allowed the female candidates to have been elected.
With Morizane Boyes holding the position of president, MSSA is confident that the needs and wants of Registered Players who are females will be addressed as never before.
It is should be noted that only MSSA has sent females to participate in every IESF World Championships since 2012 (Cheonan, Bucharest, Baku, Seoul, Jakarta, and Busan). However, it was pleasing to see other national federations starting to emulate MSSA by including females in their teams - well done Thailand!
The full list of MSSA's Management Board (MANCOM) members for 2017 is as follows:
|Position||Name||Term of office||Club|
|President||Morizane Boyes||2016 -2019||HTS Witbank|
|Deputy President||James Evans||2017 – 2020||Knights Mind Sports Club|
|Vice-President (Development)||Johan van Breda||2017 – 2020||ZAGA|
|Vice-President (Umpiring)||Adele Janse van Rensburg||2016 -2019||Generation X|
|Vice-President (Liaison)||Sheraaz Nunnian||2016 -2019||East London Esports|
|Vice-President (Events)||Leonard Loftus||2017 – 2020||Masters of Mind Sports|
|General Secretary||Colin Webster||2016 -2019||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|Board Gaming Representative||Joseph Matlhong||2016 -2019||North West University – Vaal|
|Card Gaming Representative||Paula Loftus||2016 -2019||Masters of Mind Sports|
|Esports Representative||Ryan Boyes||2016 -2019||BNKR|
|Wargames Representative||Terence Allwright||2017 – 2020||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|Womens’ Desk||Blair Hamberger||2016 -2019||IntenSity E-Sports|
|Athletes’ Representative||Jason Batzofin||2016 -2019||Old Edwardian Wargames Club|
|National Schools’ Director||Darryl-Lee Bruce-Smith||2017 – 2020||HTS Sasolburg – Gaming Club|
|Differently Abled Persons Representative||Twane Tollemache||2016 -2019||BNKR|
|Legal Representative||Carl Holliday||2016 -2019||Knights Mind Sports Club|