MSSA celebrates its women.

MSSA celebrates its women.

The quote by Ayn Rand, “The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” epitomizes all  the women that have served on MSSA’s committees and who have represented South Africa in international competition.

All of the women who have either served on the committee or been in a national team have been responsible, and contributed, to the radical transformation of Mind Sports South Africa.

MSSA today, as a result, is a very different organisation, to what it was even just three years ago.

MSSA today is an organisation that has gender equity on its Management Board and is, in my opinion, the only gaming organisation in the world that actively endeavours to to promote gender equity in its teams.

Mind Sports South Africa, thus, is the only country to have female representation in its national team at IeSF’s World Championships every year since 2012.

In wargames and Morabaraba, MSSA’s commitment to promoting women goes back even further.

However, there is no time for MSSA to rest on its laurels as there is still much, much more work to be done. The foundation is there, it just needs to be built upon.

The full list of women who have represented South Africa in international competition is as follows:

Year
Name
Club
Period
Event

2016
Maryke Kennard
Tuks Mind Sports Club
League of Legends
IeSF’s 8th World Championships – Jakarta

Joline Bico
BNKR
FIFA ‘16
Test Match – South Africa versus Ghana

2015
Maryke Kennard
Tuks Mind Sports Club
League of Legends
IeSF’s 7th World Championships – Seoul

Elishia Retief
Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Ancients
IWF’s 12th World Championships – Mbabane

2014
Yolande Williams
Deviation Gaming
StarCraft II
IeSF’s 6th World Championships – Baku

Morizane Boyes
BNKR
Tekken Tag Tournament II
IeSF’s 6th World Championships – Baku

Elishia Retief
Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Ancients
IWF’s 12th World Championships – Mbabane

2013
Lyrene Kűhn
Knights Mind Sports Club
Tekken Tag Tournament II
IeSF’s 5th World Championships – Bucharest

Yolande Williams
Deviation Gaming
StarCraft II
IeSF’s 5th World Championships – Bucharest

2012
Gabriela Isaacs
SAHETI
StarCraft II
IeSF’s 4th World Championships – Cheonan

Lyrene Kűhn
Knights Mind Sports Club
Tekken Tag Tournament II
IeSF’s 4th World Championships – Cheonan

Sindiswa Mfumana
Knights Mind Sports Club
Morabaraba
4th Traditional World Games (TAFISA) –  Siauliai (Lithuania)

2011
Ginny Daly
Knights Mind Sports Club
Manager
LG World Texting Championships – New York

Olivia Burton
Knights Mind Sports Club
Texting
LG World Texting Championships – New York

2010
Michelle Marder
Knights Mind Sports Club
Manager
World Cyber Games – Los Angeles

Kgothatso Moerane
Knights Mind Sports Club
Texting
LG World Texting Championships – New York

Natalie Witoslawski
Knights Mind Sports Club
Texting
LG World Texting Championships – New York

2008
Teresa Chen
Maritzburg Girls
Morabaraba
IWF’s 8th World Championships – Palapye

2007
Bernice Ligault
Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Ancients
IWF’s 7th World Championships – Port Elizabeth

Sindiswa Mfamana
University of Johannesburg
Morabaraba
IWF’s 7th World Championships – Port Elizabeth

2006
Bernice Ligault
Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Ancients
IWF’s 6th World Championships – Athens

Liesl Harmse
Algoa wargames Group
Ancients
IWF’s 7th World Championships – Athens

2005
Bernice Ligault
Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Ancients
IWF’s 5th World Championships – Melbourne

Joann Stathoussis
Peninsula Wargames Group
Manager
IWF’s 5th World Championships – Melbourne

1997
Sylvia Webster
Old Edwardian Wargames Club
Morabaraba
2nd Traditional World Games (TAFISA) – Bangkok

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