It could even be argued that such awards are the longest running awards for rewarding such athletes in the world having started in 2009. Whereas the long running awards (like BAFTA) acknowledge the games themselves, MSSA's Management Board Awards acknowledge the contribution made by the very gamers/athletes themselves.
It was under Ms. Amanda Pakade's leadership as President of MSSA that the scope of the MANCOM awards were widened.
Mind Sports South Africa's Management Board Awards are the longest running awards for gaming in South Africa. The awards take into account all the various disciplines being, board gaming, card gaming, esports, and wargaming.
MSSA's Management Board Awards were initiated in 2009 to reward excellence not specifically provided for in MSSA's Constitution.
When reading through the names of those previously honored, the reader is quickly reminded of MSSA's rich history. The names are not just names, these are the men and women who have made an incredible contribution to the various mind sports in South Africa and even beyond South Africa's borders.
Under the direction of MSSA president, Amanda Pakade, MSSA's highest legislative body, being the Annual General Meeting, agreed to widen the scope of such awards in December 2018.
Thus the awards are now more representative of MSSA's membership, of the work being done, and of society as a whole.
It should be noted by the reader that the categories for Writer of the Year, Social Media Person of the Year, and Sponsor of the Year are open categories and apply to anyone that has given their 'all' to the development of boardgames, card games, esports, and wargames as a sport.
The awards now take into account the following categories:
- Mind Sports Person of the Year
- Board Gamer of the Year
- Esports Player of the Year
- Wargamer of the Year
- Team of the Year
- Volunteer of the Year
- Umpire of the Year
- Coach of the Year
- Educator of the Year
- Writer of the Year
- Social Media Person of the Year
- Sponsor of the Year
The names of previous winners may be seen on https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mind_Sports_South_Africa#Management_Board_Awards
- Affiliation: Schools
- Affiliation: Private clubs
- Affiliation: Advantages of affiliation
- Calendar of Events: 2021
- Calendar of Events: 2022 - Proposed
- Colours: Regional Colours
- Colours:2021 South African National High School Colours - Esports
- Colours:2021 South African National Primary School Colours - Esports
- Entry Dates: All championships
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's High School Championships.
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Student Championships
- Esports titles selected: MSSA's Premier Championships.
- Events: North West Online Provincial Championships - 28 August 2021
- Events: MSSA Online School League - Friday, 10 July 2021.
- Events: 2021 National Team Trials - 21 August 2021
- Ladder: National Ladder Champions
- Notices: 2021 MSSA Management Board Awards.
- Notices: Annual General Meeting - Board positions
- Notices: Celebrating MSSA's female Protea athletes.
- Notices: Opportunities for female esports athletes.
- Notices: MSSA's new Players' Representative - Jessie Joubert (ZAG Academy
- Notices: Lenel Human makes history.
- Notices: Sahil Ebrahim of PES Society elected as MSSA's Western Cape Provincial Director.
- Notices: Derby events
- Notices: Derby events -the way forward.
- Notices: For our children's children...
- Notices: Learners may play for both private and school clubs.
- Notices: League of Legends re-instated.
- Notices: Home schooling
- Notices: Publishing your club news.
- Notices: Transfer season
- Notices: Calling all those wishing to serve as Selectors to volunteer
- Notices: The various events held by Mind Sports South Africa.
- Qualifiers: Counter-Strike: GO
- Rankings: Clash Royale
- Rankings: Counter-Strike: GO
- Rankings: Morabaraba
- Rankings: Pro Evolution Soccer (PES)
- Results: 2021 Combined Online Provincial Schools Championships
- Results: MSSA's 2021 FREE STATE Online Provincial Championships
- Results: 2021 Gauteng Online Championships
- Results: KwaZulu Natal Online Provincial Championships
- Results: 2021 South African Online National High School Esports Championships
- Results: Western Cape Online Provincial Championships
- Results: Derby - Old Edwardian
- Results: Derby - Old Edwardian and ZAG Academy
- Selection: New National Team Selection Criteria
- Selection: Selecting the national Protea teams for Mind Sports South Africa.
- Test Match results: South African Protea DotA 2 team rises triumphant.
- Test Match results: DOTA2: South Africa vs Azerbaijan
- Trailblazers: Michelle Marder