Noorderland 2013

Date: Saturday, 31st August 2013
Location: Hoërskool Noorderland, Polokwane
Organiser: Tlou Mashitisho
Chief Adjudicators: Isaac Moselana and Kgaogelo Mpya



  • This house would introduce special schools for LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender individuals). (Prepared)
  • This house would require all girls by the age of thirteen to receive contraceptives. (Prepared)
  • The impact of social networking (i.e. Consequences, possible advantages, relevance). (Unprepared topic)
  • Wildlife conservation efforts vs The display of animals for public enjoyment (edu-tainment). (Unprepared topic)


  • This house would impose a mandatory minimum sentence for all jailable offences. (Prepared)
  • This house would ban religious organisations from claiming the ability to heal without scientific proof. (Prepared)
  • The world of superheroes  vs  Reality. Can the two intertwine? And can one (i.e. The government, perhaps) impose certain obligations over the other (i.e. Superheroes). (Unprepared topic)
  • Western principles and ideologies on what constitutes beauty vs Pan-African principles on beauty. (Unprepared topic)


Hall of Fame – Junior

  • Champions Eagle’s Nest Christian School
  • 1st Runner-up Florapark Comprehensive High School
  • 2nd Runner-up Hoërskool Louis Trichardt
  • Best Speaker Phuti Senyatsi (Northern Academy Secondary School)
  • 1st Runner-up Lethabo Kekana (Eagle’s Nest Christian School)
  • 2nd Runner-up James Bopape (PEPPS Polokwane)

Hall of Fame – Senior

  • Champions Eagle’s Nest Christian School
  • 1st Runner-up Hoërskool Noorderland
  • 2nd Runner-up Northern Academy Secondary School
  • Best Speaker Victoria Mothapo (Hoërskool Noorderland)
  • 1st Runner-up Mapitsi Tladi (Eagle’s Nest Christian School)
  • 2nd Runner-up Dire Masebe (Eagle’s Nest Christian School)