KZN Chess Academy

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Chess Classroom

Best Award Winning Academy of the Year!


Unit 18, Kensington Boulevard 54 Adelaide Tambo Drive Durban North

"The problem is not lack of resources, its lack of management"
- Garry Kasparov

Established 2015

KZN Chess Academy

KZN Chess Academy is a registered Non-Profit Organization and FIDE Academy founded in 2015 by National Master Erick Takawira as a platform to teach and promote chess to all communities in KwaZulu Natal. 

Our mission is to “develop young minds” by using chess as a tool of learning and achieving life skills. we empower people and uplift communities by teaching skills necessary to succeed in life through Chess educational and training programmes. Since we started, thousands have been trained through our various programmes.

We run a number of programs which include Chess in School, Chess in the Community, Chess for Girls, Club Development, Social Action and Talent Identification & High Performance. We also run tournaments and conduct Chess camps for school kids and workshops/clinics for teachers, coaches and arbiters.


Our Recent

Workshop, Clinics and Tournaments

Every Game Counts

Why Join Us!


Every student is different, so do we. We planned our lessons specifically to them so they can learn at a very effective way


Play tournaments across the country with top players.

Convinient Venue

Our venue is convinient and you can also join us online and study at your own pace.


We have workshops designed for teachers as well coaches to improve how they teach chess.

Online Chess

Interact with other students online to test how much you have learnt and the progress.

Free Consultation

Arbiter Training, Clinics, FIDE Training and many more

What Our

Students Say.

"When KZN Chess Academy started in 2015, I was just a beginner and taking lessons, today I am proudly one of the best player in KZN"
Maharaj H.
"I was given a responsibility to take care of the extra curriculum activities, chess. I was able to join KZN Chess Academy and learnt chess to a professional level"
Rolex AR.
"As a prank star, my husband plays professional chess. I trained with KZN Chess Academy for a year secretly and I was able to beat him several time while I record it for my fan"
Michelle P.

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