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

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

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.

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.

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