Over the weekend of 16-18 December 2016 I visited the South African Junior Chess Championships currently being held at Birchwood in Johannesburg. The event has approximately over 2400 players from across the country. It really is a huge event with many dimensions. I started my day on Friday at 4am to get on the 6:30am flight as the first meeting was being held at 11:00am. Chessa has introduced a FIDE style congress where all the Commissions and Committees now meet prior to Congress so that matters may be thoroughly debated.