National Schools Debating Championships

Stellenbosch 2014

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Final Results Announced at Closing Function

Team Mareep from Gauteng win the senior open finals, with numerous other results revealed. The closing function of the National Schools Debating Championships 2014 saw a range of impressive results being revealed across team, individual, and judging awards. We bring you a summary of these results, which were announced to participants minutes ago in Stellenbosch. The…

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Nationals Set for Final Rounds with Release of Break Round Results

Following yesterday’s exciting announcement of the tournament break, knock-out rounds have determined the teams set to compete in the final rounds of Nationals 2014.  At the time of publication, the junior final between Electabuzz (GP) and Shieldon (KZN) and junior plate final between Shelgon (LP) and Swampert (WC) had taken place, with the results to be announced this evening….

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Preliminary Rounds End, Break Announced

Eight rounds of debating ended with cheers as the teams progressing to the break (knock-out) rounds of Nationals 2014 were announced. In both the junior and senior divisions, two breaks are announced: an open break, comprising of the top teams in that division, and a plate break, comprising of the next best ranked teams after…

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Day 3 Continues Preliminary Rounds

Nationals 2014 day 3 saw another three rounds of competitive debating, with the tournament’s first ‘blind’ round creating a new dimension to the competition. Blind rounds are rounds where results are not announced until after the tournament break (teams that proceed to the knock-out rounds) is revealed. Debates were followed by a hotly contested quiz evening…

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Debating Kicks Off with Rounds 1-3

In a day that ran perfectly to schedule – the first three rounds of Nationals 2014 today saw fierce competition between teams. We bring you the results of all debates. Following the debate, speakers enjoyed a movie night at the local Stellenbosch University cinema Pulp with the obligatory cool drink and popcorn. Monday sees rounds 4-6 taking place….

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Nationals Begins with Warm Welcoming Function

The 2014 edition of the National Schools Debating Championships officially began last night with a relaxed and friendly welcoming function at Stellenbosch University. The event allowed for settling in, the scoping of competition, and reconnecting with friends from other provinces. Ms Hlanga Mnqushulu, of the National Youth Development Agency, welcomed participants and wished them all…

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Excitement Builds ahead of Nationals

With less than 24 hours until teams arrive in Stellenbosch, the excitement ahead of the National Schools Debating Championships 2014 is palatable. “The only thing I’ve ever been both this anxious and excited for is the World Cup final,” says Michaela Ho, aged 15, of the Western Cape. Saturday evening sees teams meet for the first time…

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Announcing Nationals 2014

The NSDC 2014 Organising Committee is pleased to announce that this year’s national championships will take place in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch. Nationals last took place here in 2007, and we are proud to see it return. Nationals is the premier schools debating tournament in South Africa and will see the crowning of the…

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Watch the SA Team in Action

With the South African National Debating Championships fast approaching, the SASDB is holding an exhibition debate fundraiser in order to ensure that no speaker is prevented from attending the tournament due to his/her financial means. If you are based in Gauteng, we strongly encourage you to join us for this event.

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