important dates

02 February 2013

Gudicator workshop and test (TBA)

02 February 2013

CLosing date for registration, SACEE debating league 2013

01 - 03 March 2013

SACEE Senior debating (Round 1 - 3)

05 March 2013

English Olympiad exam ( 2 - 5 PM)

08 - 10 March 2013

SACEE Junior debating (Rounds 1 - 2)

01 April 2013

Closing date, SACEE English Alive (Creative writing)

01 May 2013

Late Closing date, SACEE English Alive (Creative writing))

10 - 12 May 2013

SACEE Senior debating (Rounds 4 - 6)

17 - 19 May 2013

SACEE Junior debating (Rounds 2 - 4)

26 - 26 May 2013

SACEEE Senior league championships (Rounds 1 - 6)

31 - 02 June 2013

SACEE Junior league championships (Rounds 1 -6)

02 -04 August 2013

SACEE Senior and Junior league championships (Quarter finals to finals)

other information


Schools grouped by region 2013

Prepared motions will be provided to schools by the SACEE secretary once registration has been completed.

Motions : Used at National School CHampionship 2007


  • This house supports an international boycott of the 2008 Beijing Olympics in protest of Chinaís human rights abuse.

  • This house believes that the use of torture is justified in the war against terror.

  • This house believes that the Sam public should vote for the State President directly.

  • This house would make holocasts denial a criminal offence.

  • This house believes that convicted petty criminals be sentenced by the community in which they committed the crimes.

  • This house would ban AIDS during trials in impovished communities.

  • This house believes that African peace keepers should be used for African conflicts.

  • This house would have the United States suspend aid to Pakistan.

  • This House would give fathers the right to veto abortions.

  • This House believes that B.E.E. only benefits a select few.

  • This House believes that the United States of America should lead the world.

  • This House believes that South Africa should never have diverted scarce resources towards the World Cup.

  • This House believes that social grants are detrimental to the development of society.

  • Medium:

  • This house would lower the minimum legal working ago to 12.

  • This house would make the names and addresses of convicted paedophiles publically available.

  • This house would ban polygamy for all forms of legally recognised marriage.

  • This house believes that violent and destructive protest action is response to poor service delivery is justifiable.

  • This house would make all university graduates complete 1 year of community service upon completing their degree.

  • This house supports the decriminalisation of prostitution.

  • This house would make voting in national elections compulsory.

  • Junior:

  • This house supports the use of racial quotas in national sports.

  • This house would censor violence and discriminating rap lyrics.

  • This house would make physical recreation in state schools compulsory.

  • This house would abolish trade unions.

  • This house would make South Africa companies withdraw from Zimbabwe.

  • This House would legalise prostitution.

  • This House believes that it is not the responsibility of the education system to provide sex education.

  • This House would tax religious organisations

  • This House believes that a lack of corporal punishment has led to poor academic development.

  • This House believes that the United States of America is not ready for a black president.

  • Addition Topics:

  • This house would make illegal all forms of commercial and private hunting.

  • This house would remove all restrictions from the Internet.

  • This house believes that all forms of copyright piracy benefits the consumer.

  • This house would ban the use of human embryos for scientific testing.

  • This house would hold soccer clubs responsible for the behaviour of the fans.

  • Enviromental preservation should take precedence over human development.

  • This house believes the media pays lip service to feminism.

  • This house would regulate foreign ownership of S.A. land.

  • This house believes that the morals of South African should not relfect in the laws.

  • That teachers should be allowed to strike.

  • The developing world cannot afford enviromental protection. (topical)

  • This house believes that all ..

  • Junior Quarter Finals:

  • This House believes that the Government does not do enough to protect homosexuals.

  • Senior Quarter Finals:

  • This House would support the disbandment of the Scorpions.

  • Junior Semi-Finals:

  • This House condemns violence against foreigners but supports xenophobic sentiments.

  • Senior Semi-Finals:

  • This House would forced businesses which benefited from the Apartheid regime to pay reparations.

  • Junior Finals:

  • This House would fear the Zuma presidency.

  • Senior Finals:

  • This House believes that Thabo Mbekiís mediation has had a positive effect upon Zimbabwe.

  • General:

  • School uniforms are not necessary.

  • Terrorism is never justified.

  • The death penalty should be brought back. (never)

  • The use of "dagga" should be legalized.

  • The Goverment should enforce a period of Public Service for all South African youth

  • Personal immorality should not disqualify anyone from Public Office.

  • This House believes that school uniforms are unnecessary.

  • This House believes that terrorism is never justified.

  • This House would bring back the death penalty.

  • This House would legalise the use of marijuana.

  • This House would/should enforce a period of Public/Community service for all South African Youth/ graduates/ matriculants.

  • This House believes that personal immorality should not disqualify anyone from holding public office.

  • This House believes that the pursuit of scientific knowledge should be limited by a concern for societal good.

  • Professionalism in sport undermines the game.

  • The South African Lottery should be abolished.

  • The South African Government has a responsibility to fund the arts.

  • Affluent nations should be compelled more refugees.

  • This house believes that compensation should be made for the injustices of previous generations.

  • Hate speech should be banned.

  • Hiring women is good business.

  • Every pupil should be able to write exams in his or her home language.

  • The physical redistribution of land is the only way to solve the land crisis.

  • Medical personnel should not be forced to perform services against their beliefs.

  • The legalisation of sex work is contrary to the Constitution.

  • Euthenasia is at times the best way to assist chronically ill patients.

  • The needs of humanity should take priority over the needs of other animal species.

  • Reality television is undesirable.

  • Introducing the jury system would benefit South African justice.

  • South Africa should be the policeman of Africa.

  • Initiation schools are undesirable in South Africa.

  • This house deplores the influence of American culture.

  • Monarchism has no place in the contemporary world.

  • Stricter environmental controls make economic sense for South Africa.

  • The very rich give more to society than they take.

  • South African business undervalues the contribution of traditional healers.

  • The United Nation has failed in its task as a keeper of international peace.

  • The visual media is robbing individuals of their ability to think.

  • The South African government is over zealous in its efforts of regulating the private sector.

  • South African employment legislation encourages unemployment.

  • The developing world cannot afford to have environmental protection.

  • The mediaís portrayal of history causes change.

  • The people of today have lost the ability to distinguish between fact and fiction.

  • The parents of today cannot be held accountable for the way they raise their children.

  • The manner in which equality is being promoted is contrary to the spirit in which it is intended/ is being implemented/being protected.

  • The State is not fulfilling its constitutional obligation to protect each individualís inherent human indignity.

  • The South African government has the duty to protect the rights of their citizens even if the citizens are found beyond the national borders.

  • This house would regulate the foreign ownership of South African land.

  • This house believes that the media only pays lip service to feminism.

  • This house believes that the morals of South Africa should not dictate its laws.

  • This house believes that professionals/essential services should be allowed to strike.

  • This House believes that every student should study a black language.

  • This House believes that farm subsidies in developed countries should be eliminated immediately.

  • This house believes that democracy will not work in the Middle East.

  • This house believes that for democracy to truly succeed, capitalism must be succeeded.

  • This house believes that tradition has no place in the modern world.

  • This house believes that South Africa should take care of destitute people before aiding the rest of the world.

  • South African medical aids should recognize traditional medicines.

  • This House believes that South Africa must introduce a basic income grant.

  • This house believes that South Africa should have only 1 official language.

  • This house believes that the South African judiciary is under threat.

  • This house would deny organ transplants to non-organ donors.

  • This house would refuse to play sport against regimes that systematically abuse human rights.

  • This house believes that a lack of service delivery justifies violent protests.

  • This house believes that the ANC has failed the people of South Africa.

  • This house believes that an obsession with the past is holding South Africa/ Africa back.

  • This house would legalise performance enhancing substances.