Debating in KwaZulu-Natal is run by the KwaZulu-Natal Schools Debating Association (KZNSDA). Schools participate in one of five leagues: Durban Coastal Debating League (DCDL), Midlands, Phoenix, Pietermaritzburg and South Coast. As well as competing in these leagues, schools and speakers also participate in inter-league tournaments during the year. The top speakers from the regional leagues progress to the provincial championships.