Namibia shines at debate competition

By Confidente Reporter

THE Namibia High School Debating team was sponsored by Kalahari Holdings to attend the inaugural Pan-African Schools’ Debating Championships 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The tournament took place from the 27 June to 6 July and the Namibian delegation resided at the National School of Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg South Africa.   Namibian A and B qualified to the quarter finals and Namibia A made it all the way to the final where they lost against Sacred Heart College, a  high school from Johannesburg and won silver.

Abraham Angula was best novice speaker and was the 8th best overall speaker at the tournament while Christiaan Prinsloo was best Namibian Speaker and ranked 4th best overall speaker.

Twapewa-Ashihe Mungoba was 5th best overall speaker while Ernst Calietz and Mercy Fabianus were tied at 9th best overall speakers.  Namibia at the tournament had five speakers who made the overall top 10 speaking categories.

There were close to a 100 participating teams all over the world including , the United Arab Emirates, South Africa, Tanzania, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Botswana.

“Therefore Namibia did quite well to achieve the aforementioned. Thank you to Kalahari Holding for sponsoring our National Debating team,” said Clinton Muinjo and Ivan Limbo the National Team Debate Head Coaches.