The position of Womens’ Desk has been available since 2005 when such position was held by Ruth Davey (Maritzburg Christian School).

Since then, only three other Registered Players have held the position of Womens’ Desk even though it is one of the most vital of all positions on the Management Board.

Recently Blair Hamberger (as seen in the above photograph) most recently held the position but due to other commitments, is unable to see out her term of office.

The four who have held the position are:

  • Blair Hamberger (VexxedPhoenix)
  • Morizane Boyes (VexxedPhoenix)
  • Ledile Tshwane (University of Johannesburg)
  • Ruth Davey (Maritzburg Christian School)

The incumbent must be a female, and must be concerned with promoting the rights of women and ensuring that all decisions, rules, and regulations conform with gender equity.

Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA) is totally committed to enforcing, and promoting, gender equity at all levels. It is therefore not surprising that MSSA has a female president, that MSSA has clauses within its constitution enforcing gender equity, and that it is the only National Federation in IESF that has had female athletes in its national team every year since 2011.

Thus, this is not a position for ‘shrinking violets’, this is a position for those with passion, dedication, and commitment.

Any Registered Player wishing to stand for the position, must apply on or before 5 April 2019 to mindsportscorrespondence@gmail.com.

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