The WSDC Team competed in the Christ University Parliamentary Debate (CUPD) Tournament which followed the Asian Parliamentary Format over the weekend of the 19th of February.
Our very own team which comprised of Faye Crawford, Eugene Cloete and Joshua Hendricks made it to the Novice Final and unanimously won the Novice Final with Eugene ranking 9th Best Speaker at the Tournament!
A massive shout out to the SA Head Coaches and the rest of the speakers for this amazing achievement! We are extremely proud of you!
Last year the SASDB partnered with the Afrika Tikkun Organisation to facilitate a debate development project for their learners. Afrika Tikkun aims to develop and uplift young people in under-privileged communities in South Africa.
The debate project was attended by a team of 5 learners from 5 Afrika Tikkun Centres: Orange Farm, Alexandra, Braamfontein, Diepsloot and Mfuleni. The learners were trained by volunteers from the SASDB ahead of the competition. The SASDB also facilitated the semi-finals and finals of the competition.
This was a phenomenal opportunity for all involved. The learners left us in awe with the level of skill and dedication they displayed throughout the tournament. In the space of a few weeks, the teams were able to argue on complex motions and present their speeches in a world class manner. The overall winners of the tournament was Orange Farm.
The South African Schools Debating Board (SASDB) is proud to announce the first annual National on-line debating tournament. You are invited to join this exciting new tournament which will bring schools from across the country “virtually” together. This tournament provides school level debaters with an exciting opportunity to develop their analytical skills. Detailed, quality adjudications will guide teams towards better arguments and debate strategy. Unlike normal debates, this is a written competition which will promote clear and concise writing skills.