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Ramaphosa Hails SA Learners Who Won International Moot Court Competition

President Cyril Ramaphosa has hailed the team of South African Grade 11 learners, who won the 5th International School Moot Court Competition in Gdynia, Poland. 

Ramaphosa said the learners’ victory is an achievement to be celebrated by all South Africans. 

“Team South Africa has made our country proud again and our learners’ triumph demonstrates that when learners, educators and parents work together, we can achieve great things.”

The human rights-centred contest saw South Africa edge out USA in the final round after earlier wins against competitors from Bulgaria, Romania, Mongolia, St Maarten and Venezuela. 

The contest simulated litigation before an international tribunal under the moot fact: “Scene of conflict over the past decade in Tabanath.” 

“This victory also tells us that our schools are effective in preparing young South Africans for life beyond the classroom and beyond the borders of our country,” said Ramaphosa.

South Africa has won this competition on three occasions before the most recent victory. 

Team members for 2020 were Sureshka Naidoo and Caitlin Schwarer of Eden College; Nondumiso Ntshangase and Nosipho Dube of Mathubesizwe High School in KwaZulu-Natal; Mihlali Precious Stotile and Ondele Bede of Holy Cross, and Okhela Sigwela and Lizalise Dlomo of Hudson Park High School in the Eastern Cape. 

The South African team was chosen from a number of contestants who participated in the national schools moot court competition in September 2019.

The contest produced a high level of research and public presentation by learners from a broad range of schools and backgrounds. 

This should inspire all of us to work even harder to secure better education outcomes for all learners across our country,”  the President added. 

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