High school pupils throughout South Africa will soon be vying for provincial and national honours in the yearly Anglo American and Sowetan Young Communicators Awards.
This nation-building project, held in association with the nine provincial education departments, helps pupils in Grades 11 and 12 to become critical, analytical thinkers and competitive public speakers. Education Minister Naledi Pandor is the project's proud patron.
Provincial heats will be held in:
l Johannesburg, Gauteng, on March 1;
l Kimberley, Northern Cape, on March 8;
l Worcester, Western Cape, on March 15;
l Bloemfontein, Free State, on April 19;
l Polokwane, Limpopo, on May 3;
l East London, Eastern Cape, on May 10;
l Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, on May 17;
l Mmabatho, North West, on May 24;
l Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, on May 31;
l The finals of the competition will be held in Johannesburg on June 14.
The prize money for the three provincial winners has been raised to R2000, R1000 and R500. The three national winners will win R35000, R25000 and R20000 and the three national winners' schools will get R12000, R9000 and R7000.