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2015-05-01 06:00
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Paul Theron and Thato Moshesh with Mrs and Mr van Rooyen.

PHOTO: supplied Paul Theron and Thato Moshesh with Mrs and Mr van Rooyen.

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ON Monday 23 March two Grade 11 pupils - Paul Theron and Thato Moshesh - took part in a debate hosted by Alfred Nzo Community Radio Station in Mount Ayliff. This debate’s aim was to enlighten the youth about possible careers in agriculture and to teach them about existing agricultural co-ops and advances in agriculture. It was also aimed at encouraging young people to think of entering the agricultural sector after school.

The nine young people who took part were from schools in Matatiele, Maluti and Mount Ayliff.

Pupils had to discuss and debate their opinions on the following topics:

Can new technologies assist in the development of the agricultural sector?

Is the youth of today interested in pursuing a career in the agricultural sector?

Do we have enough resources and institutions to assist in the agricultural sector?

The pupils competed as individuals and each had three minutes to give their opinion on each of the questions. Thereafter the floor was opened to questions from the debaters as well as from the floor.

Paul and Thato were well spoken and brought forward good arguments and suggestions. At the end of the debate, Thato was announced the winner of the debate. We are very proud of both these boys.

We thank Alfred Nzo Community Radio and stakeholders for a well organised and informative evening. - Supplied

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