Friday 21 July 2017

Why MSSA is so able to adapt to new circumstances.

The member club is central to how MSSA is administrated.
Mind Sports South Africa (MSSA)'s system of affiliation is almost unique in South Africa.

Instead of having clubs affiliated to Regional Associations which are then having the Regional associations affiliated to Provincial associations, and then having the Provincial associations affiliated to the National Federation, MSSA has a far more direct structure.

MSSA's structure has the member  club directly affiliated to the National Federation.

The advantages in doing it this way are obvious, and are:

  1. It allows the member  clubs greater say, and
  2. It allows a greater degree of upward mobility to those who want to  take up a position as an office-bearer, and
  3. It allows the continual introduction of fresh and new ideas.
Thus instead of spending years in the trenches, as one would in another sporting code, Registered Players can quickly move up the ranks to make their voices heard.

However, it should be borne in mind that just because you have a voice that everything that you propose will become the rule.

All decisions are voted upon, and all decisions are made by majority vote.

There is not a single committee member that has his/her own way. Every office-bearer has had ideas shot down in flames.

However, at the end of the day the committee is unified, and speaks with one voice.

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