|Colin Webster (President of Mind Sports South Africa) encouraged the implementation of the awards in 2009 and all subsequent developments.
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.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.
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.
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
- 2022 Calendar of Events
- Affiliation: Private Clubs
- Affiliation - School
- Awards: Nominations required by 31 August 2022 for MSSA's Management Board Awards.
- Events: North West Online Esports Championships - 27 August 2022
- IDF: MSO Grand Prix 2022
- IESF: All revved up and ready to go.
- IESF: Bali Confirmed as Host of the 2022 World Esports Championships Finals
- IESF: Charl triumphs at the South African Qualifiers for the MONACO SIM RACING WORLD CUP 2022
- IESF: IESF TO HOST CSGO EVENT FOR FEMALES.
- IESF: MSSA officially enters Protea Team
- IESF: Six Game Titles for IESF's 2022 World Esports Championships
- Ladder: Clash Royale
- National Team Trials: 30 July 2022
- Notices: Calling all volunteers
- Notices - Advertise your club
- Notices: Learners may play for both private and school clubs
- Notices: The Student's Representative
- Notices - Transfer season
- NWU Online School league: R65,000.00 in prizes for esports league
- NWU Online School league: Distribution of prizes to overall winners for 2022 NWU Online School League
- NWU Online School League: For the first time, female learners shall earn pize money for esports.
- Nwu Online School League: Reallocation of prize money to the FIFA esports title.
- NWU Online School League: Six esports titles to receive share of R65,000.00 in 2022 NWU Online School League.
- NWU Online School League: Start of MSSA's NWU Online School League delayed to 1 August 2022.
- NWU Online School League: Top school to earn a boost to its esport programme.
- Protea Colours: Qualifying for Protea Colours
- Rankings: South Africa's Top Ten esports schools
- Rankings: South Africa's Top Ten Premier Esports Clubs
- Results: 2022 Online Western Cape Championships
- Results: Combined Online Provincial Championships for Schools
- Results: Results: Gauteng Provincial Championships
- Results: Tshwarelo Tshwane of Montanus Primary School earns National Primary School Colours for Primary School
- Titles: With immediate effect.
- Titles - esports: High School Championships
- Titles - esports: Premier Championships
- Titles - esports: Student Championships