As usual Mind Sport South Africa’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) saw elections being held for the various available positions.

All elections are done on a staggered basis. The system of doing the elections on a staggered basis allows MSSA to have a greater degree of stability as the entire Management Board is not able to be elected at any one time which preserves MSSA’s continuity and knowledge base.

MSSA has  had a great track-record to date, and being the largest membership based organisation for esports in South Africa, the future looks exceedingly bright.

Nevertheless, MSSA, under the guidance of president Amanda Pakade is determined to consolidate and build on its existing gains.

Ever since MSSA’s constitution was amended to enforce gender equity, MSSA has witnessed not only an increase of female participation on its structures, but has also witnessed a vast improvement in numbers of females participating at the highest levels.

However, according to Amanda, the  gains are not enough, and she is determined to see even greater gains made in the future.

The females who now make up 50% of MSSA’s Management Board are:

  • Amanda Pakade, President
  • Anabela Joubert, Executive Officer
  • Paula Loftus, Card Gaming Representative
  • Marisa van der Westerhuizen, Esports Representative
  • Blair Hamberger, Womens’ Desk
  • Twane Tollemache, Disabled Gamers’ Representative
  • Amoné Bekker, Athletes’ Representative

Photo: Amanda Pakade, MSSA President, handing out medals at MSSA’s 35th SA National Championships.