Tiger Kloof roars to de­bate vic­tory

On their way to vic­tory Tiger Kloof out­wit­ted Mahikeng Com­bined School and will now rep­re­sent the prov­ince at the na­tional de­bate

Afro Voice (Western Cape) - - Kwazulu-natal News - ELFAS TORERAI elfast@afro­tone.co.za

TIGER Kloof Sec­ondary School is this year’s provin­cial win­ners of the road safety de­bate.

The school now car­ries the prov­ince’s hopes at the na­tional leg of the com­pe­ti­tion that will take place in East­ern Cape prov­ince later in the year.

On their way to vic­tory Tiger Kloof out­wit­ted Mahikeng Com­bined School.

JM Nt­sime Sec­ondary and Potchef­stroom Sec­ondary were the two other schools from Bo­janala and Dr Ken­neth Kaunda dis­tricts that par­tic­i­pated in the com­pe­ti­tion.

The provin­cial fi­nals were held at Taung Task ho­tel in the Dr Ruth Se­go­motsi Mom­pati district mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

This year’s de­bate topic was SA is on Course to Achieve the Aus­tain­able De­vel­op­ment Goal to re­duce road Ac­ci­dents by 50% by 2020.

The de­bate is an an­nual show­case where pupils from dif­fer­ent schools de­bate and com­pete against each other to win the over­all prize which is to rep­re­sent their prov­ince at the na­tion­als.

Speak­ing for the win­ners, Keale­boga Mo­gorosi from Tiger Kloof said it was within the abil­ity of peo­ple to work to­gether to make roads safe.

She said the main chal­lenge was the be­hav­iour of road users.

“When all road users abide by the rules of the road, when the roads are prop­erly main­tained, when we stop tex­ting and driv­ing, when we stop drunk driv­ing and lastly when we al­ways put our safety belts on, the 2020 decade of ac­tion is achiev­able,” Keale­boga said.

She said it was im­per­a­tive for young peo­ple work­ing with all stake­hold­ers to re­duce the car­nage and in­juries on the roads.

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