Friday, 8 March 2019

MSSA celebrates its women who have earned Protea Colours.

Gabriela Isaacs who is the only South African to earn silver at an IESF World Championships.
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 earned Protea Colours and represented South Africa in international competition.

All of the women who have served 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 full list of women who have earned Protea Colours is as follows:


Year Name Club Period Event
2018 Charlize Seremak HTS Sasolburg Tekken 7 Online Test Matches
Marisa van der Westhuizen ZAG Academy Counter-Strike: GO Online & IESF 10th World Championships – Busan
Nicole Rootman  ZAG Academy Counter-Strike: GO Online & IESF 10th World Championships – Busan
Alora Ann Liebenberg  ZAG Academy Counter-Strike: GO Online & IESF 10th World Championships – Busan
Lelane Soldin  ZAG Academy Counter-Strike: GO Online & IESF 10th World Championships – Busan
Amanda Pakade Knights Mind Sports Club President IESF 10th World Championships – Busan
2017 Simone Beck Valhalla League of Legends Online Test Matches
Angelique Ramos Valhalla League of Legends Online Test Matches
Jade Klein Valhalla League of Legends Online Test Matches
Leana Jackson Valhalla League of Legends Online Test Matches
Amone Bekker Valhalla League of Legends Online Test Matches
Esmari Swart Intensity Esports Counter-Strike: GO Online & IESF 9th World Championships – Busan
Marisa van der Westhuizen Intensity Esports Counter-Strike: GO Online Test Matches
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 Mfamana 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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