The Beyers Naude Schools Development Debate Competition Finals

On 4 October 2012, Community Engagement partnered with the English Department at the UFS to host the Kagiso Trust Beyers Naude Schools Development Programme (BNSDP) debate competition finals.

The BNSDP debate started with nine schools competing amongst themselves, namely:

• Sasamala Secondary School.
• Harrismith Secondary School.
• Mathatisi Secondary School.
• Sekgutlong Secondary School.
• Lerato-Uthando Secondary School.
• Kgolathuto secondary School.
• Mohaladitwe Secondary School.
• Clubview Secondary School.
• Bluegumbosch Secondary School.

The two schools that made it to the finals were the Harrismith and Lerato-Uthando Secondary Schools, both from the Intabazwe Township.

The debate finals were held in the Senate hall with the two schools competing for a trophy.

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With the motion being: “The emergence of Facebook, Twitter, Whatsapp and Mxit doing more good than harm to our lives”, a lot was to be said with Lerato-Uthando being the opposition and Harrismith being the proposition.

The debate finals were graced by the MEC of Education, Tate Mekgoe, Kagiso Trust CEO and COO, respectively, and other delegates from both the Department of Education (DoE) and Kagiso Trust.

The Harrismith Secondary School won the debate competition going away with the trophy and a prize for the most effervescent speaker, whereas Lerato-Uthando won the best speaker of the day section. Both the speakers, effervescent and best, received shopping vouchers worth R250.

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