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.

2020 Mayors Cup Registration Is Open

We would like to start the debating tournament as early as possible in the new school year; therefore, registration should take place without any delay, before or as soon as the schools open in January 2020.

Please take note of the following:

  • Registration fee will be R300 per team for 2020
  • If you have more than 20 learners interested in taking part, consider to register two teams: an experienced and inexperienced team for newcomers to become familiar with rules and research.  New teams will compete against each other.
  • You can start registering immediately until 07 February 2020 after which the schedule will be fixed and no late registration will be accommodated.

Please come with suggestions for debating topics – we want all to be involved in determining suitable and challenging topics.  The registration form for 2020 goes with this letter.  Please contact us if you need any more information.

Please make the debate part of your year plan and budget for 2020.

Debating coordinator:-

Maurdy Dunster – 081 321 1378/015 290 2165
maurdyD@polokwane.gov.za

Below are the links for registration documents.

Downloads

LETTER REGISTRATION FOR 2020
DEBATE REGISTRATION FORM NEW 2020
LETTER FOR DEBATING GENERAL MEETING 2020

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.

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