The SASDB membership is made up of the official debating federations of each province, where such an organisation exists. The provincial debating structures are the source of the lifeblood of the SASDB: the speakers, the coaches, the teachers and the leagues. Provincial debating federations have a large degree of autonomy. The only requirements imposed upon them by the SASDB is that they report regularly to the SASDB, hold a provincial tournament each year, and adhere to the development quotas imposed for the national competition.

This section will tell you more about the debating structures in each member province of the SASDB. It also includes contact details for the provincial debating boards.