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. This year the branch will be hosting the event:

South African National Schools Debating Championship 2016

When: 10-15 December 2016

Where: Hans Merensky Hotel and Spa in Phalaborwa

For more information contact Tlou Mashitisho on 072 910 9910

5th SACEE Limpopo Championships 2016

10 September 2016:

To download the Senior Team Rankings please click here

To download the Junior Team Rankings please click here

Speakers Selected for Provincial Team 2016

Senior Limpopo Provincial Team for 2016

  1. Chico Vicente, Northern Academy
  2. Boikokobetjo Ledwaba, PEPPS
  3. Dimpho Matli, Capricorn
  4. Malahlela Bohlokwa, Ramathope
  5. Maphuti Maloba, Northern Academy
  6. Motloutsi Mapula, Ramathope
  7. Nomphumelelo Mahlangu, Mountain View
  8. Phuti Senyatsi, Northern Academy
  9. Seabi Tsoseletso, Ramathope
  10. Sweetness Thamae, Louis Trichardt
  11. Tebogo Mamabolo, Taxila
  12. Vhudi Motabatsindi, PEPPS
  13. Violet Letsoalo, Taxila

Junior Limpopo Provincial Team for 2016

  1. Best Nkhumeleni, Thengwe
  2. Hunadi Hlahla, Northern Academy
  3. Kganthe Legodi, Taxila
  4. Madzanga Ramabulana, Pepps
  5. Mahlako Kgomoeswana, Capricorn
  6. Makgato Ofentse, Bokamoso
  7. Munaka Munyai, Pepps
  8. Ntirhisano Mabunda, Hanyani Thomo
  9. Poroma Hlaka, Taxila
  10. Reitumetsi Kganyago, Pepps
  11. Thabang Maisela, Taxila
  12. Tsebo Sekole, Capricorn

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

Chairperson’s Report 2015


9th SACEE PDL Tournament

The branch hosted the 9th SACEE PDL tournament on 7th March 2015 and comprised of three rounds. This tournament was one of the largest tournaments the branch has ever hosted.

Grade Teams Speakers Winners
Grade 8-9 14 54 Capricorn High School
Grade 10-12 16 64 PEPPS College, Polokwane
30 118

10th SACEE PDL Tournament

The torunament took place on the 2nd May 2015 and had three rounds.

Grade Teams Speakers Winners
Grade 8-9 13 55 PEPPS College, Polokwane
Grade 10-12 9 44 Hoerskool Louis Trichardt
22 99

It is expected that future PDl tournaments will attract a slightly higher attendance, because many schools in the area are now beginning to seek out regular tournaments and practice for their debaters.

4th Limpopo Provincial Debating Tournament

The tournament took place on the 12th September 2015 and had three rounds. Selection of speakers for the provincial team was done by a single selection panel that consisted of adjudicators and teachers. Sixteen learners were selected to represent the province at the national tournament: 2 junior teams and 2 senior teams.

Grade Teams Speakers Winners
Grade 8-9 10 44 Hoerskool Noorderland
Grade 10-12 14 60 Hoerskool Louis Trichardt
24 104

Provincial Speakers Training Programme

The training programme lasted 10 weeks with practice starting 09h00 and ending at 14h00. The learners were coached by 7 coaches which reduced the burden of coaching and supervision. One notable difference was the presence of the former SA coach, Brandon Almeida, at all practice sessions. His input was greatly appreciated.

Exhibition Debate

The Exhibition Debate Fundraiser took place on the 28th November 2015. All four teams presented a debate for parents and friends to watch. The fundraiser raised R880.00. Positive feedback was received from all parents and they also appreciated the efforts made in developing and refining their children’s speaking skills.

National Schools Debating Championships

This year’s tournament was hosted at Treverton College in Mooiriver, Kwa-Zulu Natal from Saturday, 12th December – Thursday 17th December. Our best junior team made it to the semi-finals of the junior division thus maintaining our ranking in the Top 8 teams of the tournament. Our senior teams did not fare as well despite a record performance on the first day of the tournament. Our adjudicators performed well too. I was a panellist for the senior semi-final and Thabo Phala was a panellist for the 2nd division finals. It was a good tournament overall.

Tlou Mashitisho


Polokwane Branch.

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