Friday, 5 September 2014

MSSA's MWEB Nkangala Regional Championships at Generaal Hertzog Hoerskool, Witbank on Saturday, 6 September 2014

The Generaal Hertzog Hoerskool, Witbank shall be holding the MSSA's Nkangala Regional Championships at Generaal Hertzog Hoerskool, Witbank on Saturday, 6 September 2014.

Like all of the MSSA championships that count towards team selection, the championship has as its main sponsor MWEB. MWEB is also a sponsor of the national Protea Teams for eSports.

The winners of the Nkangala Regional Championships also qualify for National Team Trials should trials be held.

Registrations will close on the on the day of the championships.

Players who wish  to compete in any of MSSA's Championships are advised to complete their annual registration forms so that they may registered as Registered Players as soon as possible.

All gamers are reminded that the Nkangala Regional Championships are an open championship. In other words any registered player is entitled to enter the championship – no matter where they live, or their category of membership. If you have any queries, please contact the MSSA.

Championship Details

Hosting Club
: Generaal Hertzog Hoerskool, Witbank
  • Venue: Generaal Hertzog Hoerskool, Witbank
  • Date: 6 September 2014
  • Entry Fees: R40.00 per Registered Player per Period
  • Computers: Bring your own if you are playing OSU. Please ensure that all game updates are done prior to arrival. 
  • Contact: Louis Brown at 0845146367 or at
  • Schedule: The LAN Schedule is:

    Prize giving
    Directly after the end of play.
  • Rules and Regulations: All Rules and Regulations pertaining to eSports are available from the MSSA. Players are strongly advised to familiarise themselves with the LAN League Bylaws and all Period Specific Rules. If any Player wishes to provide advice regarding the drafting of the Period Specific Rules they are encouraged to contact the eSBoC who will take all comments into account.
The following Medals may be awarded at the MSSA's Nkangala Regional Championships:
  • MEN: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are registered players.
  • WOMEN: Medals shall be awarded to the first three players who are registered players.
Colours and National Team Trials:
  • Regional Colours: All Players that win the Premier section in a specific Period at a Regional Championship shall be awarded Regional Colours, and shall earn an invitation to National Team Trials. National Team Trials shall be held in the event that a National Team must be selected to represent South Africa when competing in such Period in an International Championship.
Please note that the MSSA does not carry stock of shirts that are awarded. Registered Players who are awarded colours will thus be awarded at an event that they attend after being so awarded.

Monday, 1 September 2014

SASCOC is trying to strong-arm a National Federation

The South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee has once again attempted to use strong arm tactics to bully a National Federation into toeing its line. Despite a number of recent legal setbacks, SASCOC has decided to continue to flirt with the law, this time by using the constitution of Mind Sport South Africa, a totally different legal entity, to suspend the MSSA Secretary General, Mr Colin Webster. The fact that MSSA has not taken any action against Webster has not prevented SASCOC from attempting to suspend him using the MSSA constitution.

SASCOC did not even bother to contact the MSSA's president, Mr. Simphiwe Maphumulo, and advise him of their actions.

Webster has been a vocal critic of SASCOC’s actions in recent years. However the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa guarantees the right to freedom of expression. Despite that constitutional right, SASCOC seeks to discipline Webster for exercising it.

Most recently, in his capacity as Secretary General of MSSA, Webster has been the author of correspondence to SASCOC in which they challenged SASCOC’s right to suspend MSSA without being given a hearing or any compliance with the principles of natural justice. MSSA is awaiting SASCOC’s response to queries raised in terms of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. Again, the Constitution guarantees a right to administrative justice. Instead of answering the issues MSSA has raised, SASCOC instead has tried to unlawfully suspend their Secretary-General.

This latest action can only be seen as more high handed action on the part of SASCOC which is relentless in silencing all possible dissent.

The current action by SASCOC  shows exactly what SASCOC is trying to do. SASCOC is trying to take over every aspect of South African sporting body so that they can have entire control every sporting code.

It will be opposed.

Issued by:

Simphiwe Maphumulo
Mind Sports South Africa