first Ward 17 (New Brighton) Mandela Month School’s Debate will take
place at the Small Centenary Hall on Friday the 24th of July. The event
is part of a series of Mandela Month activities supported by the MBDA. The first of these activities was the free Route 67 tour and charity drive on Friday the 17th.
Three schools from Ward 17 – Phillip Nikiwe, Stephen Mazungula and
Lamani Primary schools – will debate the life and times of Tata Nelson
Mandela, his values and struggles for freedom. The debate is a
collaboration between the ward councillor, Cllr Ncediso Captain, the
three Primary schools and the MBDA. The partners have pulled resources
to organise this event in recognition of Nelson Mandela’s love for
In preparing for the debate, the three schools were each provided
with learning material including videos and a biography of Nelson
Mandela. Each school will field 25 scholars with 5 participating in the
debate at a time. The debate is scheduled to start at 10am at the Small
Centenary (Nangoza Jebe) Hall. The programme will finish at 12h00.
All are welcome to attend.