KZN pupils can win big in speech contest

2012-08-07 00:00

THE fifth annual Witness Nelson Mandela Speech Contest will be held on September 25 and 26, after contestants have honed their skills at a one-day workshop for a chance to win R20 000 in prize money.

The Witness invites Grade 11 and 12 pupils from schools in KwaZulu-Natal to enter the contest, which will take place in the Victoria Hall at Maritzburg College from 8.30 am.

The prize-giving will be held at the Tatham Art Gallery on October 12 at 6 pm.

The unique speech contest aims to train pupils in both prepared and impromptu public speaking and enable them to develop a public speaking style that is eloquent and convincing.

This year’s contest will be preceded by a workshop at the Hospice conference centre at 200 Zwartkop Road on August 15 from 9 am.

The workshop is sponsored by Somta Tools and will be run by Brian Bassett and Prem Singh, the organisers of the contest.

The workshop will last for most of the day, finishing after lunch.

The participants will learn and practise new oratory skills.

The sponsors advise all the speakers who register for the contest also to attend the workshop, as the skills taught there will help them to become better orators.

The contest will have entries in English and Zulu, and prizes in each section are R10 000 for the outright winner and R2 500 for each of two runners-up.

The Rotary Club of Pietermaritzburg has made a bursary of R5 000 available, which will go to the contestant whom the judges vote the most deserving.

Contestants will be required to make speeches of five to eight minutes in the prepared section and three minutes of impromptu speech.

The Witness Nelson Mandela Speech Contest is organised under the auspices and with the approval of the Mandela Foundation.

Interested pupils should call Prem Singh at 083 527 0986.

The closing date has been extended to tomorrow, August 8.

— Witness Reporter.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.