Polokwane

 

Address P O Box 15307, Florapark, 0700
Contact Person Mr Tlou Mashitisho
Tel Number  
Mobile No 072 910 9910
Email chairperson@saceepolokwane.co.za

SACEE Polokwane set up its new branch in September 2013. The number of member schools is 7. The schools are located in and around Polokwane with the furthest school located in Haenertsburg.

Since its inception , the branch has primarily focused on facilitating debating activities for its members. In 2013 the branch co-ordinated the Limpopo provincial delegation that took part in the National Schools’ Debating Championships. In 2016 the branch hosted the South African National Schools Debating Championship event at the Hans Merensky Hotel in Phalaborwa.

Upcoming Events:

FEBRUARY 2018

15th SACEE PDL Tournament

17 February 2018 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
TBA
 
 
MAY 2018

16th SACEE PDL Tournament

5 May 2018 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
TBA
 
 
SEPTEMBER 2018

7th SACEE Limpopo Championship

8 September 2018 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
TBA
 

6th SACEE Limpopo Championships 2017

Participating Schools

  1. Eagles Nest Christian School
  2. Capricorn High School
  3. Taxila Secondary School
  4. Northern Academy Secondary Schoo
  5. PEPPS College
  6. Hoerskool Noorderland
  7. Ramathope Secondary School
  8. Bokamoso Secondary School
  9. Motse Maria Secondary School
  10. Thengwe Secondary School
  11. Hoerskool Nylstroom
  12. Hanyani Thomo Secondary School
  13. Mitchell House College
  14. Hoerskool Noorderland
  15. Kuschke Agricultural School

Senior Teams (13 Teams Overall)                          

  • Independent Senior, 3 wins, 834 points
  • Eagles Nest, 3 wins, 821.5 points
  • Capricorn, 3 wins, 819 points
  • Taxila, 3 wins, 810 points

Senior Speakers (50 Speakers Overall)

  • Phuti Senyatsi, 71.0
  • Madzanga Ramabulana, 70.5
  • Gabrielle De Necker, 69.6
  • Munaka Munyai, 69.5
  • Bohlokwa Malahlela, 69.1

Junior Teams (14 Teams Overall) 

  • Independent Junior, 4 wins, 810 points
  • ENCS, 3 wins, 815.5 points
  • Motse Maria, 3 wins, 796 points

Junior Speakers (61 Speakers Overall)    

  • Naledi Sebati, 71.0
  • Qasim Osman ,69.5
  • Alicia Mmethie, 69.1
  • Tsebo Sekole, 68.5
  • Tebogo Shamiso, 68.3

9th September 2017:

To download the Senior Team Rankings please click here

To download the Junior Team Rankings please click here


Speakers Selected for Provincial Team 2017

Senior Limpopo Provincial Team for 2017
Madzanga Ramabulana, PEPPS
Lutricia Le Roux, Noorderland
Gabrielle De Necker, ENCS
Tsoseletso Seabi, Ramathope
Munaka Munyai, PEPPS
Mahlako Kgomoeswana, Capricorn
Ofentse Makgato, Bokamoso
Hlengiwe Mashimbye, ENCS

Senior Reserves:
Bohlokwa Malahlela, Independent
Pheladi Dikgale, Capricorn

Junior Limpopo Provincial Team for 2017
Naledi Sebati, Taxila
Qasim Osman, Independent
Alicia Mmethie, ENCS
Shamiso Tebogo, Hanyani Thomo
Michaella De Necker, ENCS
Boitumelo Phalane, Motse Maria
Margaret Libetwa, Mitchell House
Koketjo Maphanga, Motse Maria

Junior Reserves:
Tsebo Sekole, Capricorn
Mahlatse Manabalala, Bokamoso

Congratulations to the learners who have been selected. We will communicate more information to schools in due course.


Chairperson’s Report 2016

Major achievements over the past year:

11th SACEE PDL Schools Tournament –
The tournament took place on the 20th February 2016 and had three rounds. It was hosted by Hoërskool Noorderland.

Top speakers in the junior division were Mahlako Kgomoeswana, Munaka Munyai, Poroma Hlako and Naledi Sebati. Top speakers in the senior division were Tebogo Mamabolo, Vhudi Mothabatsinde and Violet Letsoalo.

 

Grade Teams Speakers Winners
Grade 8-9 12 50 PEPPS College Polokwane
Grade 10-12 10 39 Taxila Secondary School
  22 89  


12th SACEE PDL Schools Tournament –
The tournament took place on the 7th May 2016 and had three rounds. It was hosted by Hoërskool Noorderland. Top speakers in the junior division were Mahlogonolo Nkadimeng, Alicia Mmethie, Mamotale Mankoe and Mahlako Kgomoeswana.  Top speakers in the senior division were Phuti Senyatsi, Bohlokwa Malahlela, Dimpho Matli and Miles Ilorah.

Grade Teams Speakers Winners
Grade 8-9 12 50 PEPPS College Polokwane
Grade 10-12 12 50 PEPPS College Polokwane
  24 100  

SACEE Limpopo Provincial Debating Championship-
The tournament took place on the 9th September 2016 and had four rounds. It was hosted by PEPPS College Polokwane. Top speakers in junior division were Mahlako Kgomoeswana, Ofentse Makgato, Poroma Hlaka. Top speakers in the senior division were Vhudi Mothabatsinde, Tebogo Mamabolo and Phuti Senyatsi. Twelve speaker were selected from each division to represent the province at the national tournament.

Grade Teams Speakers Winners
Grade 8-9 12 50 PEPPS College Polokwane
Grade 10-12 14 39 PEPPS College Polokwane
  26 89  

National Schools Debating Championships –

Our local branch hosted the annual debating championships at the Hans Merensky Hotel and Spa in Phalaborwa. The tournament took place from the 10th December – 15th December. This was the first time that the national tournament came to Limpopo since the South African Schools Debating Board (SASDB) took on the mantle of organising the annual tournament.
The tournament had 7 rounds of debating as opposed to the usual 8 rounds. The Friedrich Naumann Foundation hosted workshops on the first day of the tournament. This was a first for the tournament. Workshop topics were:
 South Africa’s political economy & exploring gender – challenging opinions
 Free speech, hate speech and the South African legal system
 Critical thinking, logic, arguments: doing philosophy by touching on epistemology, philosophy of mind and ethics
 South Africa in facts and stats – making sense of what’s really going on.
The workshops were facilitated by some of South Africa’s leading minds on the topics covered. The learners in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the discussions and it was a welcome primer for the debates over the days ahead.
Our provincial delegation performed well too. Our best senior team was ranked 3rd at the end of the preliminary rounds. This was a record breaking achievement. The junior teams were ranked in the bottom half of the team’s tab. Two of our speakers were selected to trial for positions on the junior and senior national teams respectively: Madzanga Ramabulana and Phuti Senyatsi.
Special thanks to the SASDB and the main tournament sponsor, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, for making the event possible.

Grade Teams Speakers Winners
 Grade 8-9  20  80 Gable: Forseti from Western Cape
Plate: Hades from Gauteng
 Grade 10-12  24  99 Gable: Zeus from Gauteng
Plate: Odin from Western Cape
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Other notable achievements during the year
 Dimpho Rapudi was a junior anchor on the evening news with Cathy Mohlahlana of ENCA for Youth Day
 Tshegofatso Masenya was part of an in-studio discussion panel on ENCA also for Youth Day commemorations.
Both these speakers have been part of our league tournaments and provincial teams.

Tlou Mashitisho
Chairperson
Polokwane Branch.

Polokwane branch has its own blog providing all the information you need about their debating league.
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