Don’t miss-out on this UNIQUE BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY – for the community, by the community!!!

  • Flexi time.
  • Excellent remuneration.
  • Sustainable growth potential.
  • Support structures: Business development, Marketing & Admin.
  • Very reasonable start-up opportunity in 2014.
  • Countrywide franchise-territories available.
  • Early Childhood Development impact.
  • Empowering start-up with training and all equipment – no pre-knowledge needed.

Why MiniChess?

The award winning MiniChess educational program, achieving stunning results in bettering maths and life skills in young learners in schools around all communities of SA. Let’s look at the impact of this program:

Table of SA-learners’ average performance in Math testing from grade 1- 4, below:

Table 1: Performance spread across levels of achievement for Grade 1 – 4 in % achievement levels

- Annual National Assessment (ANA), SA Dept. of Basic Education 2011:8.


Compare the improvement in Math (Numeracy) and Language ANA-results at Dr.Monare Primary School, outside Pretoria, where gr.1-3 learners did the MiniChessTM program for 1 year, while gr.4 & 5 learners did not:


Also see the University of Pretoria study results below – illustrating the impact (%) on holistic early childhood development, doing the MiniChess program at a poor township school, once per week over a 5 month period:


The MiniChess program is currently being implemented at 200+ schools in South Africa with 50,000+ learners doing it every week in school time. We expect to triple the number of participants within the next year, with many more sponsors and universities now showing interest – University of Stellenbosch, University of Johannesburg and the North West University are starting with studies in 2013/14.

Marisa van der Merwe won the Shoprite Checkers Women of the Year Award 2012 for the MiniChess program, in the category Education (top-educational program for 2012). It is also accredited by Chessa, FIDE and many NGO’s using MiniChess as game-changer in early childhood development.

The Kasparov Chess Foundation-Africa endorses the MiniChess program, and also incorporates the program into their roll-outs in various countries. MiniChess is also partnered with the Entrust Foundation.

To date the program enjoys much support in South Africa, with President Zuma as the patron and the Minister of Basic Education, behind it.

Where to begin?

Contact us at and become part of the MiniChess Franchise division, empowering learners and communities for 21st Century education.

Current franchisee areas:



Lynette Steyn - PTA North

Engela du Toit - PTA SOUTH

Swiaka Mirhi (Lindiwe Lekalakala) - PTA NORTH EAST

Marile Coetzee - TBZ RUSTENBURG

Shelanti Private School (Deirdre Kempen ) - CPT TABLE VIEW

Danielle Laubser - WC SOMERSET

Elize Poolman - KATHU

Denise Frick - CPT SOUTH

J.P Wagner and Jennifer van der Merwe  - SPRINGS

Nicholas van der Nat - JHB SANDTON

Waldo Jonker - MIDRAND

Chantelle Ells | Legacy Moves - PTA WESTERN AND HART

S.J Breytenbach - JHB WEST

Patrick Foley - JHB SOUTH EAST

Wyna Roestorff - WESTERN CAPE

Heidi Cilliers – KZN

Fred van der Merwe – LIMPOPO CENTRAL


Hanlie Rudolph – EAST RAND and DELMAS



Graham Jurgensen | KCF-A - Cote d’Ivoire, Lesotho, Madagascar, Kenya

Asel Omuralieva and Bakyt Omurzakov - Central Asia, Kyrgyz, Kazakhstan