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.

Round 1 Motion 2021

The first round of the Mayor’s Cup will take place over two Wednesdays in May. Juniors will debate on Wednesday, 12 May 2021 and the senior teams will debate on Wednesday, 19 May 2021. The debates will be in-person debates and covid regulations will be followed.

The motion

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said that Africa could host the Olympics for the first time as early as 2032. The statement came after the IOC approved plans to target Africa to host the fourth Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022.

In light of this, South Africa should bid to host the 2032 Olympics.

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Important Rule Changes For 2020 Tournament

The Polokwane Mayors Cup General Meeting took place on Wednesday, 29 January 2020.

During the meeting, Rule 11 came up for discussion. The rule pertains to the minimum number of floor members a team may field for a debate. After lengthy discussion, it was decided to reduce the minimum number of floor members to six.

The reduction will make it easier for teachers to find the necessary members for a Mayors Cup debate and give the floor members more time to raise points in their favour.

The general debate rules may be found here: General Rules

Round 2 2020

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach said that Africa could host the Olympics for the first time as early as 2032. The statement came after the IOC approved plans to target Africa to host the fourth Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in 2022.

In light of this, South Africa should bid to host the 2032 Olympics.

Round 1 2020

South Africa’s Mathematics pass rate is not improving:

The Department of Basic Education should allow learners to matriculate without Mathematics or Mathematical Literacy as compulsory subjects.

Fixture will be released once registration closes.