VIDEO: No punches pulled in east debate competition

Learners from a school in Mamelodi took part in the debate tournament this past weekend. Photo: Supplied

No punches were pulled during a school debate competition held on Saturday, 14 April in Mamelodi.

This, as learners from different schools, took part in the robust third annual Piet Hloki Debate Tournament.

Topics ranged from issues such as land expropriation without compensation, the criminalisation of racism, the effectiveness of public protests and strikes, and undocumented foreigners.

The tournament is one of several activities and projects held by local non-profit organisation, Heirs of the World.

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“The tournament was organised to find ways to improve critical thinking,” organiser Piet Mabaso told Rekord.

“Debate is still one of the most effective ways to improve critical thinking,” he said.

“It is for this reason we were excited to have this tournament.”

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The tournament is in its final round after two preliminary and qualification rounds in the two weeks leading up to the finals.

Secondary school participating were: Lethlabile, Stanza Bopape, Mahube Valley, and Dansa International College.

Dansa came out tops, with students Israel Domingoes winning the best introduction award and Rossy Manana winning the best conclusion and overall best speaker awards.

Mahube Valley finished as runners-up. A learner from the school was awarded the most valuable speaker award.

Heirs of the World is a non-profit organisation which focuses on eradicating poverty through education and social entrepreneurship.

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Learners from a school in Mamelodi took part in the debate tournament this past weekend. Photo: Supplied

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