Semi-Final 2022 Motion

South Africans should vote directly for the president and not vote through political parties.

Resources

Additional Resources

  1. Election types, Independent Electoral Commission, Accessed 16 August 2022
  2. The Parliamentary Sytem vs The Presidential System, The Borgen Project, Accessed 16 August 2022
  3. Government of South Africa, Wikipedia, Accessed 16 August 2022
  4. Politics of Zimbabwe, Wikipedia, Accessed 16 August 2022
  5. Politics of Lesotho, Wikipedia, Accessed 16 August 2022

Round 2 2022 Motion

Unemployment has reached historical highs in South Africa,

The Department of Small Business Development should exempt small and micro businesses from tax and minimum wage regulations.

Resources

  1. Department of Small Business Development, 16 March 2022
  2. Small business regulation, BizNews, 10 March 2022
  3. MP’s Clash On National Minimum Wage During Debate Held To Mark Workers’ Day, The Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, 4 May 2018
  4. Employment Effect of Minimum Wages, IZA World Labour, December 2018
  5. Warning over new minimum wage for South Africa, BusinessTech, 1 Oct 2021

Matsoba Kgopa shares her success

Back in 2020, Matsoba took some time to share her success via video with us. She credits her success to her involvement in debating as a learner and to the support she received from her teacher! Watch the video to hear it from her own mouth.

Round 1/2022 Motion

Considering the ever-changing digital landscape:

The Department of Basic Education should not publish the results of matriculants in local media outlets.

Resources (click on titles to open articles)

  1. Overwhelming support for DBE’s decision over matric result privacy, The Citizen, 11 Jan 2022
  2. Information Regulator supports the move to stop publishing matric results, The Citizen, 13 Jan 2022
  3. Matric Results Won’t Be Published In Newspapers, Skills Portal, 12 Jan 2022
  4. Respect the right to Privacy, Department of Basic Education, 10 Jan 2022
  5. Editors’ forum disappointed by decision not to publish matric results, says media was not consulted, TimesLIVE, 14 Jan 2022
  6. AfriForum says the Department of Basic Education is misapplying the Popi Act, IOL, 18 Jan 2022
  7. Summary of the Protection of Personal Information Act, Nelson Mandela University, 29 Aug 2018

2022 Debate Tournament Begins

Compliments of 2022

It’s that time of the year again, 2022 Debate Tournament.

We have hand delivered and send emails for the preparations, can those who didn’t receive the communique indicate so we can resend or deliver.

Please note the 1st General meeting will be as follows:

Date: 26 January 2022
Time: 14:00
Venue: Polokwane City Library, Auditorium

Let us register early.

For more information, don’t hesitate to call.

Maurdy Dunster

Round 2 Motion 2021

The Pan South African Language Board (PANSALB) together with other parliamentary portfolio committees determine official language status in South Africa.

Motion: The decision to not include Khelobedu as an official language is a counterproductive policy for a democratic country.

Proposed dates for debates:

  • Wednesday, 20 October 2021
  • Wednesday, 27 October 2021

Announcements

Our aim is to identify the Top 8 teams in each division after this round is complete then set a single date for quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals.

We understand that times have been different over the last 21 months but also appreciate that learners enjoy debating. We hope to have a champion for 2021 in both divisions.

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