Mini Debating Tournament - St Andrew's College

Mini Debating Tournament

Information Evening in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) – 15 March 2022
March 8, 2022
Sunset Music Concert
March 11, 2022
Information Evening in Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth) – 15 March 2022
March 8, 2022
Sunset Music Concert
March 11, 2022

Mini Debating Tournament

Recently the St Andrew’s College senior debate team participated in a mini tournament hosted by our sister school Diocesan School for Girls, joined by Pearson High School and Merrifield College. The boys and girls were entertained with three inspiring talks on Gender and Power, being the overall theme of the weekend.
The speakers included: Mathabo Mahlo,a recipient of the Deputy Vice Chancellor’s scholarship and masters student at Rhodes University, Cindy Fumbata who is the Director of Pupil Development at DSG and Nombulelo Gongqa the Director of Transformation and People Development at DSG. The three talks challenged gender stereotypes that have become prevalent in modern society and gave the boys and girls a history lesson on the laws that governed our country many years ago and that have engraved the gender stereotypes we experience today. Ms Nombulelo Gongqa dug deeper into the gender roles and the power dynamics in our societies.
The motions for the weekend further gave the debaters an opportunity to engage with these topics.
Some of the motions debated over the course of the weekend included:
● This house would ban same-sex schools.
● This house would make development aid conditional upon the improvement of women’s rights.
● In social justice movements this house believes that decorum is censorship.
● This house would ban all TV shows that objectify women.
● In regions with severe and widespread violence against women, this house supports the acts of vigilante justice in response to gender assault.
The senior boys enjoyed being back to the conventional way of debating and made meaningful connections with their Eastern Cape school peers. We look forward to another competitive round of debates in two weeks’ time at the Jeppe Boys Annual Debate tournament in Johannesburg.
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