Learners show spelling skills

2016-07-20 06:00
ATLEHANG MAHLOPHE and Relebohile Masangane with their certificates, medals and trophy that they won at the spelling bee competition.  Photo: Nkareng Moloi

ATLEHANG MAHLOPHE and Relebohile Masangane with their certificates, medals and trophy that they won at the spelling bee competition. Photo: Nkareng Moloi

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

QWAQWA. – The Children of the Dawn (COTD) held the national spelling bee at Ga Mathabatha in Limpopo on Thursday (14/07).

The organisation, which cares for orphaned and vulnerable children in rural areas, had their eight centres participating in the competition.

Children under the age of nine and under 14 from Ermelo, Bushbuckridge, Mangweni (all from Mpumalanga), Lenyenye, Ga Mathabatha (Limpopo), Matatiele (Eastern Cape), Mpumazi (KwaZulu-Natal) and Qwaqwa (Free State) participated.

According to Tendai Mugabe, the organisation’s administrative coordinator, each centre held the regional competition in May.

“The winners of the centres are the ones who represented their centres here at the nationals. We had one speller in u.9 and another in u.14 of each centre. The winners got a team trophy, gold medals and a R300 shopping voucher.

“We had a very competitive competition. We would like to congratulate the winners. The Qwaqwa team is the 2016 champion. Ermelo came second, followed by Matatiele in third position. We would like thank the Kinderfonds MAMAS for making this happen,” she concluded.

Atlehang Mahlophe, a beneficiary and a team member of the winning team, said he was very happy for winning the competition.

“I am very happy that we won and hope that our peers, caregivers and families will appreciate this. I am so delighted. I would love to defend this trophy next year, but I can’t, because of age. But I am confident that whoever is going to represent us will make sure it remains in Qwaqwa,” said the delighted Mahlophe.

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.

Inside News24

INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.


Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

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


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.


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.