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.

Round 6 2018 (Grand Finale – 20th Year Celebration)

Polokwane Debating Society (under the Patron of Executive Mayor) wishes to invite you to attend the Final for the 2018 Mayor’s Trophy tournament which will be held as follows:-

Date: 30 January 2019
Time: 09:00 – 16:00
Venue: Jack Botes Hall

The schools that have made it to the finals are:

Junior Teams:

  • Noorderland High School (Proposition Team)
  • St. Brendans High School (Opposition Team)

Motion:
The free movement of people, goods and services between Polokwane and Gauteng does more harm than good.

Senior Teams:

  • Motse Maria High School (Proposition Team)
  • Capricorn High School (Opposition Team)

Motion:
Polokwane Municipality should prioritise economic developments that employ youth over the provision of learnerships.

Please note the event will run for the whole day.

Your presence will be highly appreciated as this will be one of the highly contested encounter which will also make us aware of how the young community feels about our City.

Thank you again for all your support and dedication to the tournament.

Round 4 2018

African states should prioritise African Union (AU) affiliation over United Nations (UN) affiliation.

Round starts on Wednesday, 08 August 2018.

Round 3 2018

Mama Winnie’s passing has highlighted the plight of women in a patriarchal society.

Women should form independent political parties rather than vote or campaign for existing political parties to strengthen the feminist agenda in South Africa.

Round starts on Wednesday, 27 July 2018

Round 2 2018

South Africans are renowned for their low savings rate.

The economic circumstances of the country would improve if we allow the national lottery to co-exist with a national prize-linked savings scheme.

Round starts on Wednesday, 18 April 2018.

Round 1 2018

Bearing in mind that other official languages may be taught as school subjects

English as the common language of learning and teaching ensures the development of economic and social relations for the future of all South Africans.

Round starts on Wednesday, 28 February 2018.

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