Monday 22 April 2024

Volunteer for a Provincial Directorship

The success of a province rests heavily on the shoulders of the Provincial Director.

Members are aware that there are criteria that need to be fulfilled in order to stand  for a position on Mind Sports South Africa's (MSSA's) 
Board. The criteria ensure that there is continuity on the Board as well as that there is a greater understanding of the culture within MSSA, and an understanding of the issues surrounding the administration of MSSA and to provide an upward path to those who wish to eventually serve on MSSA's Board.

Strong provincial leadership in organizations like the Mind Sorts South Africa (MSSA) is vital for several reasons:'

  1. Strategic Direction: Provincial leaders provide strategic direction and vision for the MSSA, ensuring that its goals and objectives align with the broader educational priorities and needs of the province.
  2. Resource Allocation: They oversee the allocation of resources, including funding, personnel, and infrastructure, to support the effective functioning of the MSSA and its programs at the provincial level.
  3. Policy Development: Provincial leaders play a key role in develo
    ping policies and guidelines that govern the operations of the MSSA within the province. These policies ensure consistency, fairness, and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  4. Advocacy: They serve as advocates for the interests of MSSA within their province, representing their needs and concerns at provincial government and within the MSSA itself.
  5. Capacity Building: Strong provincial leadership facilitates capacity building initiatives within the MSSA, including training programs to enhance skills and competencies in areas such as leadership, governance.
  6. Quality Assurance: Provincial leaders oversee quality assurance mechanisms to monitor and evaluate the performance of member clubs and MSSA programs within their jurisdiction, ensuring adherence to standards of excellence and continuous improvement.
  7. Collaboration: They foster collaboration and partnerships with other stakeholders, including government agencies, school boards, parent organizations, and community groups, to leverage resources and expertise.
  8. Innovation and Adaptation: Strong provincial leadership promotes innovation and adaptation within the MSSA, enabling it to respond effectively to changing trends, the needs of the athletes, and societal challenges.
  9. Accountability: Provincial leaders are accountable for the performance and outcomes of the MSSA to the Board, ensuring transparency, integrity, and responsible stewardship of resources.

Overall, strong provincial leadership is essential for ensuring the effectiveness, relevance, and impact of the MSSA in promoting quality secondary education and supporting the holistic development of students across the province.

Their are nine Provincial Directorships available and are
 elected in for two year terms at the AGM, although, since Registered Players will be co-opted, he term of office shall be from the day of co-option until the 2024 Annual General Meeting (AGM).

However it should be noted that only Registered Players who meet the following criteria may be co-opted:

  1. A member club has nominated the Registered Player, and
  2. The Nomination Form has been submitted to MSSA on or before 26 April 2024, and
  3. Letter of Undertaking has been submitted by the nominee, and
  4. The Registered Player is fully-paid-up for the 2023/2024 year as at the date of nomination, and
  5. The club nominating the Registered Player has paid its affiliation fees for the 2023/2024 season.

            Please note that only Registered Players may stand for the position in the province in which they live.

            If you want to be a Provincial Director, ask your club to nominate you to the Management Board as soon as possible at

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