SOUTH AFRICAN WARGAMES UNION
DOCUMENTATION FOR THE MEETING WITH THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON SPORT AND RECREATION
17 September 2002

The following information is certified to be true and correct:


________________________________________________

Colin Andrew Webster (President)


INDEX

Pages Item

Message on behalf of the Executive Committee

History of the South African Wargames Union

2 Structure of the South African Wargames Union

2 Definition of the term WARGAMES

3 Participation at championships

Membership

Division of Membership

4 Colours and Team Awards

6 World Champions

6 Updated 3 year development plan

8 3 year strategic plan

9 Past executive members

9 Updated list of office bearers

10 List of International events for 2002 and 2003

MESSAGE ON BEHALF OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

It is with great pleasure, excitement, and just a little trepidation that we accept the invitation to interact with the Portfolio Committee on Sport and recreation.


Rightly or wrongly, the Union sees the invitation to attend the portfolio committee as yet another milestone in having the games that we represent reaching full accreditation in the eyes of all South Africans.


Hopefully today's interaction with the Portfolio Committee on Sport and Recreation will remove any misconceptions that people have about our games and will lead to a closer working relationship with all those concerned.


However, we would like to take this opportunity to point out that we would never have achieved half of what we have without the unstinting support of the Department of Sport and Recreation (SRSA), and of course, the companies that have believed enough in us to have sponsored us over the years, namely:

Air Namibia (1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997)

Harmony Gold Mines Limited (2000, 2001, 2002)

The Sowetan newspaper (1996)


Colin Andrew Webster

President

HISTORY OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WARGAMES UNION

Although attempts were made to form a national wargames body in 1981, it was only on 14 December 1985 that all the wargames clubs that existed in South Africa at that time accepted the Constitution.

In 1991 the Union started promoting Morabaraba to involve the majority of South Africans. It was not however, until 1996 that the Union managed to team up with the SOWETAN which enabled the Union to embark on a major promotion of the game of Morabaraba.

Thanks to the help received from the SOWETAN, the National Sports Council and the Department of Sport and Recreation the Union was enabled to send a team to Bangkok, Thailand to participate in the 2nd World Traditional Games.

With the continual publication of events and results, the existing draughts clubs approached the Union in 1998 and requested the Union to also cater for such clubs.

At the AGM in December 1988 it was unanimously agreed to also promote draughts.

STRUCTURE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN WARGAMES UNION

Due to the nature of the Union, and in an attempt to keep costs to a minimum, the Union has direct representation from all its clubs on both the Council and Executive Committee.

With such direct representation, full transparency is achieved, as all clubs are kept informed on all matters.

For Council Meetings, clubs are further empowered in that clubs receive a proportional vote which depends on the size of the club.

DEFINITION OF THE TERM 'WARGAMES'

The name wargames refers to games that exercise and test tactical knowledge.

PARTICIPATION AT CHAMPIONSHIPS

Category

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

Non white

Females

2

12

34

Males

43

52

159

155

168

White

Females

2

3

3

Males

102

69

71

88

97

MEMBERSHIP

Geographical Province

No of affiliated Clubs/institutions/schools

No of participants

Eastern Cape

2

104

Free State

   

Gauteng

14

824

KwaZulu Natal

4

161

Limpopo

1

4

Mpumalanga

1

79

North West

1

12

Northern Cape

   

Western Cape

1

31

NOTES:

The SPOORNET club has members throughout the country, the breakdown of their players is as follows:

EC

F

G

KZN

L

MP

NW

NC

WC

TOTAL

7

32

28

30

21

35

8

23

22

206

Please note that although our Constitution makes provision for provincial, regional and other associations to affiliate, at the present moment in time all clubs are directly affiliated to the Union. The direct affiliation process has a number of advantages, being;

Costs in running national and provincial programmes are kept to a minimum.

All clubs can participate in the decision making process.

There is complete transparency among all members.

The Regional Directors for each province are elected only by clubs within such province and are accountable to such clubs.

I believe from Gideon Sam that Swimming South Africa intends to a similar system.

Please note that the Union is currently working on improving its representation in the Northern Cape and Free State.

DIVISION OF MEMBERSHIP

Spread of total number of affiliated clubs/institutions/schools and individual members

Category

No of clubs

No of members

Male

Female

Total

Non white

white

Non white

white

School level/Juniors only

5

192

35

185

1

413

Other

20

826

98

82

4

1 010

TOTALS

25

1 018

133

267

5

1 423

Please note that all of our coaches, technical officials, and administrators come out of our players. Thus the players who officiate as well are:

Category

No of clubs

No of members

Male

Female

Total

Coaches

 

12

 

12

Technical officials

 

13

1

14

Administrators

 

37

3

40

TOTALS

 

62

4

66

COLOURS AND TEAM AWARDS

The South African Wargames Union has participated fairly successfully in international competitions since 1991.

The ability to award colours has been a major factor in the development of, and increased participation in, the competitive game.

The ability to reward players is directly responsible for the growth in numbers of both membership and participation.

The largest problem that we have at the moment is the South African Sports Commission ability to process applications timeously, as well as the current confusion in terms of awarding Protea Colours to Morabaraba - even though colours were awarded for Morabaraba in both 2000 and 2001.

WORLD CHAMPIONS

Ancients (Junior)

Morabaraba (Junior)

Morabaraba (Senior)

1997

Gilbert Magabotse (SPNT)

1999

Amos Mavuso (SPNT)

2000

Andre Tonkin (KHS)

David Hlophe (LGK)

2001

Matthew Strachan (OE)

David Hlophe (LGK)

2002

Benjamin Shulman (OE)

Innocent Kubeka (LGK)

Simon Skhosana (LGK)

Pike & Shot (Senior)

2002

Edward van Trotsenburg (TWR)

UPDATED 3 YEAR DEVELOPMENT PLAN

MISSION

The SOUTH AFRICAN WARGAMES UNION is dedicated to promoting, and providing facilities, for wargames for all South Africans.

RESPONSIBLE MEMBERS

Due to the nature of development being applicable across the board, that is, to both mass participation as well as to elite sport, responsibility shall rest on the following members:


ELITE SPORT:

Board gaming representative

Computer gaming representative

Figure gaming representative


MASS PARTICIPATION:

The President

The Regional Directors

All players with national and provincial colours

 

KEY RESULT AREAS

KEY RESULT AREA

SUB AREAS

Increase the number of learners playing

Increase the number of traditional sport participants

Improve the average standard of competitive play.

Establishing clubs at schools with associated competitions etc.

Establish clubs among the disadvantaged sector.

Improve the dispersal of information to schools.

 

DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME REVIEW

Programme

Success or failure

Good points

Bad points

Establishing clubs at schools

Success

Participation from learners has increased

Foundations have been laid for the continued success of existing clubs.

Time consuming.

Requires substantial resources.

Requires dedicated officials.

Expensive.

Establishing clubs in disadvantaged areas

Failure

Existing clubs were strengthened.

Many new contacts were made which must be developed.

The Union lacked resources to develop new clubs.

Time consuming.

Requires dedicated officials.

Expensive.

Promoting average standard of competitive play

Success

Loyalty among players is improved.

There was an increase in the number of players who qualified for our National Team Trials.

Created a healthy atmosphere where competitors were willing to participate.

Player's experienced an improved self-image.

Time intensive.

Expensive.

DEVELOPMENT PLAN

Key result area

Objectives

Establishing School Clubs

Develop at least one new school club per annum.

Establishing clubs in disadvantaged areas

Participate in broad awareness campaigns.

Develop at least two new clubs per annum.

Promoting average standard of competitive play

Visible improvement of all players.

FINANCES

20% of all gross income is automatically allocated to development.

 

3 YEAR STRATEGIC PLAN

The South African Wargames Union (SAWU) has set the following objectives for itself for all of its periods being:

Discipline

Periods

Board gaming

Draughts (Anglo-American)

Draughts (Brazil)

Draughts (Continental)

Morabaraba

Moruba

SesothoMorabaraba

Computer gaming

Figure gaming

Ancients (3000 BC to 1500 AD)

Pike & Shot (1500 AD to 1700 AD)

Horse & Musket (1700 AD to 1845 AD)

World War II (1939 AD to 1945 AD)

Ultra Moderns (1945 AD to present)

Establishing School Clubs

Establishing clubs in disadvantaged areas

Promoting average standard of competitive play

To achieve the above objectives the following strategic principles are employed.

Long term goals

Key aspects to be considered

Finance

Sustainable sponsorship

Entry fees and affiliation fees

Equipment

Human resources

Development of new administrators

Development of technical officials

Development of club officials

Affirmative action

International Competition

Maintenance of standards

Representation on international levels

Marketing

Promotion of logo

Media coverage

PAST EXECUTIVE MEMBERS

YEAR

1996

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

PRESIDENT

C. Webster

C. Webster

C. Webster

C. Webster

C. Webster

C. Webster

VICE-PRESIDENT

P. Bourne

P. Bourne

P. Bourne

K. Hoyle

K. Hoyle

K. Hoyle

GENERAL SECRETARY

D. Hlophe

D. Hlophe

D. Hlophe

D. Hlophe

D. Hlophe

D. Hlophe

BOARD GAMING REPRESENTATIVE

vacant

J. Dyeyi

P. Mqoshekile

P. Mqoshekile

P. Mqoshekile

P. Mqoshekile

FIGURE GAMING REPRESENTATIVE

P. Rabiner

E. van Trotsenburg

Vacant

vacant

E. Burger

E. Burger

NATIONAL SCHOOLS DIRECTOR

Position not available.

E. van Trotsenburg

C. Holliday

Woman's Desk

L. Khuduge

vacant

E. Schoeman

E. Schoeman

E. Schoeman

Number of clubs

15

30

18

17

21

25

UPDATED LIST OF OFFICE BEARERS

President

Vice President

General Secretary

Colin Webster

P O Box 19275
FISHER'S HILL
1408

Tel: 011 828 4994
Fax: 011 622 6113

Wargames@iafrica.com

Kevin Hoyle
P O Box 5389
RIVONIA
2128

Tel.: 011 656 0470
Cell: 082 459 3933
Kevinhoyle@18global.com

David Hlophe

P O Box 558
LESLIE
2265

Tel:

(h) 017 683 0407
(w) 017 683 0237

Women’s Desk

Board Gaming Rep

Figure Gaming Rep

Era Schoeman

39 Ambush Road
KENSINGTON
2094

Tel: (h) 011 616 6091
(w) 011 828 5019

Eras@discoveryhealth.co.za

Petrus Mqoshekile

P O Box 21
RANDFONTEIN
1760

Cell: 072 146 4640

Eugene Burger

20 Linwood Drive
BOUGHTON
3200

Tel: (h) 033 394 3758
(w) 033 394 3866
Fax: 033 394 3385

Euwie@mweb.co.za

National Schools Director

Hon Vice President

Carl Holliday

P O Box 11148,

QUEENSWOOD,

0121

Tel: 082 331 1929,

e-mail: cholliday@lexpro.co.za

Robert England

P O Box 3488
EDENVALE
1610

Tel: (h) 011 882 3843
(w) 011 465 4775

Pdserv@yebo.co.za

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL EVENTS FOR 2002

 

HOSTING:

Date

Event

Periods

Venue

23 & 24 March 2002

World Individual Championships

(Senior & Junior)

Ancients, Morabaraba, and Pike & Shot

Durban, South Africa

PARTICIPATING:

Date

Event

Periods

Venue

To be advised

World Championship Seniors

Draughts

To be advised

To be advised

World Championship Girls (under 20 years old)

Draughts

To be advised

To be advised

World Championship Juniors (17 - 19 years old)

Draughts

To be advised

LIST OF INTERNATIONAL EVENTS FOR 2003

HOSTING: NONE

PARTICIPATING:

Date

Event

Periods

Venue

March 2003

World Individual Championships (Senior & Junior)

Ancients, Morabaraba, and Pike & Shot

New Orleans, USA

To be advised

World Championship Seniors

Draughts

To be advised

To be advised

World Championship Girls (under 20 years old)

Draughts

To be advised

To be advised

World Championship Juniors (17 - 19 years old)

Draughts

To be advised

The late Hon. S. Tshwete congratulating Gilbert Magabotse on his achievement in becoming South Africa's first world champion for Morabaraba (1997)