Category Archives: News
ESA: “MiniChess takes the world by storm”
"MiniChess takes the world by storm" Education Southern Africa wrote a ‘special focus’ article a while back (July 2015) on the MiniChess program and how it is becoming internationally recognized as a game-changer in early childhood education and development. The article also highlights the great success MiniChess has been achieving world-wide. Please read this stunning [...]
SAOU 2016 Conference
MiniChess was very well received at SAOU Conference in Port Elizabeth ( PE)  at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Univerity . 900+ Headmasters and education leaders attended and we would like to thank you for the interest at the MiniChess table during the SAOU 2016 Conference!!!
MiniChess CEO nominated as ASHOKA fellow

Ashoka is the association of leading social entrepreneurs in the world and fellowship is by nomination only. MiniChess is proud to announce that our CEO and Founder Marisa van der Merwe is now one of only 3000 official Ashoka fellows in 70 countries. We wish her well on her Ashoka journey: “Innovators for the public”

MiniChess Franchise strides into AFRICA

MiniChess Franchise is making BIG STRIDES into the African Continent – on Thursday 10 September 2015 we signed the MiniChess Master Franchise Agreement for Africa with Kasparov Chess Holdings Africa, and expect the first Countries to come on board within weeks: Kenya, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Madagascar, Tanzania and others to follow soon!

Inspired Teachers Conference 2015

MiniChess was at the Inspired Teachers Conference at Varsity College, Sandton on the 18th of August 2015. The Conference recognizes and learns from teachers who know how to light up a classroom; shares leadership lessons and inspiration and focuses on celebrating excellence in teaching -Which is what MiniChess is all about! MiniChess was very well […]

BIG NEWS: MiniChess in Australia!
CONGRATULATIONS AUSTRALIA !!!! The long road to the launch of the MiniChess program in Australia is finally over, the MiniChess pilot program started running on 1st August 2015. MiniChess wishes to congratulate everyone who is taking part in this journey, we know the program is going to make a huge difference to the lives of [...]
ESA: MiniChess Making Global Strides
Education Southern Africa wrote a ‘special focus’ article in their June 2015 magazine on the MiniChess in-school programme  and how it is becoming an international recognized educational program. Heading: MiniChess making global strides! For your pleasure, read the full June 2015 edition of the Education Southern Africa magazine (with MiniChess featuring article) here…
MiniChess in action at Elarduspark Preschool
Read this wonderful (translated) comment by Elarduspark preschool. We are so glad the MINICHESS PROGRAM is uplifting and empowering their learners. Here you see some photos of "Lardie" learners interacting and having fun!!! A BIG THANK YOU to our STUNNING MiniChess teacher and Franchise-owner in Pretoria Engela du Toit.  
MiniChess Franchise Business Development Symposium 2015
MiniChess Franchise Business Development Symposium 2015 Review: MiniChess offers a unique business opportunity for franchises (for the community, by the community!!!) and we strive to support and empower our new franchisees as they journey towards a successful business. Watch the video below for a summary on the event that took place 29-30 June 2015 in [...]
“MiniChess makes a real difference in Education” Article
MiniChess made a special appearance in Education Southern Africa magazine recently on page 11. Titled: "MiniChess makes a real difference in Education". Enjoy the article! To download or read the full May edition magazine of Education Southern Africa, please press here.