Solvista debaters are the KZN champs

Veroshan Chetty, Wyanita Reddy, Mr V Ramothar, Tristine Moodley, Jordan Govender and Nicholas Pather.

The South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement(SAASTA) recently held their annual debate tournament. In the first round of the contest, schools were invited to submit an essay on the chosen theme. Selected on the basis of their winning speeches, SAASTA chose the top 10 schools per province, to compete in the next round.

The provincial debate topic was on whether hydrogen and fuel cell technology can improve the quality of life for all South Africans.

Solvista Secondary School was placed first, while Wingen Heights Secondary bagged second position and Verulam Secondary School was placed third. These top three winning schools out of 10 participating KwaZulu-Natal schools represented the province at the provincial final of the 2016 SAASTA National School Debates Competition which took place on Saturday, May 14, at the Danville Park Girls High. Solvista Secondary School was the overall winning team that will go on to compete against the eight other provincial winners in the national final in Johannesburg on Thursday, October 6.

The Solvista Secondary team of Veroshan Chetty, Jordan Govender, Tristine Moodley, Nicholas Pather and Wyanita Reddy were the victorious team at provincial level. They will now represent KZN at the national competition taking place in Pretoria on the 6th of October.They were coached by Mr V Ramothar.

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