The 2012 SAASTA National Schools Debates Competition kicked off in March this year with the Provincial Workshops held in each province, followed by the Provincial Competitions in May. It was decided that the overarching theme for the 2012 Debates Competition will be the same as the United Nations International Year i.e. International Year of Sustainable Energy for All.

Essay Topic

Can genetic engineering make biofuels a sustainable alternative energy for the future?

The winners for the 2012 National School Debates

1stplace–Crawford College Pretoria (Gauteng)
2nd place – St Mary’s DSG (KwaZulu-Natal)
3rd place – Northern Cape High School (Northern Cape)


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