|David Hlophe (World Champion in 2000 and 2001) flanked by Simon Skhosana (World Champion - 2002))|
Through promoting the above-mentioned games, the MSSA has seen a marked improvement in the way in which the players see themselves. By having awarded National Colours, we have taken a positive step in enabling the human potential of South Africans.
In 2002 we had the pleasure to witness David Hlophe receive the President's Award (Silver Class) from The South African President, Mr Thabo Mbeki, at the President's residence in Cape Town.
Through our policy of starting clubs at schools and universities, the MSSA has been able to assist financially disadvantaged players to study further. There is no doubt whatsoever that the mind-sports that we promote encourage a culture of learning among our players.
The culture of learning is borne out by the fact that 92% of all our players who are scholars intend to attend a tertiary level education institution, and that 89% of our players who have matriculated since 1994 have enrolled at such type of educational institution.
It goes without saying that Mind Sports South Africa aims at becoming demographically representative.