This year’s Womxn’s Month Derby was held from the 21st to the 22nd of August on Discord, and what an event it was!
Congratulations to all the speakers and teams, and we hope to see you at our next tournament!
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 https://issuu.com/csagup/docs/social_justice_stories_no_longer_silent_on_gbv_ebo
A huge congratulations to all our writers, their support systems and editors!
After a 4-3 split, Team SA Junior won the Vocalize UAE Schools’ Debating Championship tournament! To top it all off, the team dominated the Top 10 speaker tab with Khumo Kumalo being ranked the best speaker at the tournament!
Watch the team’s interview here: https://fb.watch/7DtrYHWNQE/
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.
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.
Joseph ranked 9th
Joshua ranked 14th
Eugene ranked 18th
We are extremely proud of your achievements!
The SA WSDC Team participated in the 7th Oldham Cup International League this past weekend and the results are as follows:
South Africa HNZ (consisting of Joshua Hendricks, Lwandle Ntshangase, Joseph Zelezniak) broke 6th at the tournament.
South Africa CCC (Consisting of Faye Crawford, Eugene Cloete and Marcus Cordeiro) broke 9th at the tournament.
Both team were unfortunately knocked out in the Quarterfinals of the tournament.
Speaker Rankings (Top 20)
Joseph Zelezniak ranked 10th.
Faye Crawford ranked 15th.
Eric Kazadi, Co-SA WSDC Head Coach, and Thamera Naicker, SA A-Team coach, adjudicated at the 7th Oldham Cup International League and they both broke as Adjudicators.
Thamera Naicker was a panelist in the Octofinals. Eric Kazadi chaired the Octofinals and was a panelist in the Grand Final.
We are really proud of your achievements. Keep doing amazing things in the international debating circuit!