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.

Round 6 2019 (Final)

The Smart City vision and policy will propel the infrastructure development in the City of Polokwane.

Junior Final will take place on Wednesday, 28 August 2019 15:00 at the Polokwane City Library Auditorium.

Grand Finale will take place on Wednesday, 3 September 2019 14:00 at the Jack Botes Hall.

Round 5 2019 (Semi-Final)

In light of the high crime rates and gangsterism throughout the country, government should deploy the military to affected areas.

Round will take place at Taxila Secondary School, Nirvana on Wednesday, 14 August 2019.

Round 4 2019

The rise of individuals without a political background running for office does more harm than good (e.g. Donald Trump and Volodymyr Zelensky).

Round will take place on Wednesday, 07 August 2019. Venue will be confirmed.

Round 3 2019

After 25 years of democracy, Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s conception of a rainbow nation is a myth.

Round starts Wednesday, 17 July 2019. Venue will be confirmed.

Round 2 2019

With a view to improve incomes and quality of life: Government should allow citizens to occupy land owned by the state.

Round starts Wednesday, 24 April 2019 at Frans Mohlala Secondary School.

Round 1 2019

The continued existence of independent schools in South Africa undermines efforts towards equal access to education for all.

Round starts Wednesday, 13 March 2019.