Combined Provincials 2021!

Over the weekend of the 24th to the 26th of September 2021, the SASDB held a combined provincial tournament for the Free Sate, Northern Cape, North West and Mpumalanga.

This has been a significant milestone for the SASDB as all 9 provinces are now set to attend the South African National Schools’ Debating Championship in December of 2021!

A massive congratulations to all the speakers and teams, and especially to their support systems and the judges!

Also, thank you to our development officer, Anna von Willingh, for being pivotal in this milestone, as well as to your operations and fundraising officers, Rimbilana Shingange and Bettina Buabeng-Baidoo, for their support and guidance.

‘Social justice stories: No longer silent on GBV’ is out now!

After a memorable, exciting submission and editing process, we are proud to announce that in collaboration with the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Sexualities, AIDS and Gender, the second edition of Social Justice Stories is now out!

You can access the book at

A huge congratulations to all our writers, their support systems and editors!

The Weekend Academy

The Weekend Academy was a World Schools’ Debating Board, South African Schools’ Debating Board and African Schools’ Debating Council initiative aimed at providing practice for, primarily, Macau Online WSDC 2021 teams, and secondly, development teams, that facilitates access to robust, useful feedback and adjudication. This ran from the 3-4 July 2021.

In addition, The Weekend Academy hosted a Coaches Q&A Workshop on the 26th of June 2021 aimed at providing coaches with an opportunity to share knowledge and address issues in the coaching space.

Singapore Pre-Worlds Debating Championships 2021

The SA WSDC Team 2021 took part in the Singapore Pre-Worlds Debating Championships which was the official Pre-WSDC tournament organized by the Macau WSDC Convener and CAP members.

After 8 rounds, the team had 6/8 wins & 17 ballots which meant that they ranked 5th and missed the break to semis by 1 ballot and 1 speaker point.

Speaker Achievements 🗣

Joseph ranked 9th
Joshua ranked 14th
Eugene ranked 18th

We are extremely proud of your achievements! 🏆🇿🇦