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05 July 2017

Onkabetse Thuto Secondary to battle for National championship on Road Safety Schools Debate

After locking horns on debate, the team of five learners from Onkabetse Thuto Secondary school from Setlagole emerged as the champions of the 2017 Road Safety Schools Debate, following their total display of enthusiasm and passion when they eliminate three other schools on the first category.

The five-member team of Onkabetse Thuto Secondary from the Ngaka Modiri Molema District, clinched position one after defeating three other schools which represented their respective district at this Provincial level.
Ticking their presence in the competition, the Tiger Kloof High secured themselves position two, while the Tiragalo Secondary and Loane Secondary schools consoled themselves to have reached and represented their Districts at the Provincial level.

“On the special category of learners living with disability, the Tlamelang special school from Gelukspan found themselves a place in the national competition when they defeated the Christiana School for the Blind.
Addressing the six teams that participated at the provincial competition, Community Safety and Transport Management’s Chief Director for Transport Regulation, Mr Molefi Morule congratulated two champion teams and wished them the best for the up-coming national competition.

“You have elevated the level of this competition and we are looking forward for more than this performance at the national debate to ensure that the national championship remains in our province,” said Morule.

The Chief Director said the debate is critical as they have a role to play in advocating and networking with their peers on the Global Plan of Road Safety which focuses on road safety management

“It is through programmes like these where as a province we work towards empowering future generation towards creating safer roads and further reduce death toll on our roads.

“All of you here, you are ambassadors of road safety and you must continue to educate community members and your fellow learners about road safety and by working together we can make change in our communities and schools,” said Mr Morule.

He said, learners continue to play a vital role in the road safety education awareness and their points will be considered in the department road safety improvement decision.

The Road Safety Campaign debate competition is aimed at encouraging learners to be aware of road safety issues, teach learners to take responsibility of road safety issues that affect their communities and to develop and enhance the learners’ presentation, communication and listening skills.

The two teams will represent the province during the national road safety debate competition that will be held in the Province in the first week of the 2017 October Transport Month.


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