Time to communicate

Victor Mecoamere

Victor Mecoamere

High school pupils will soon compete for spots in the national finals of the Anglo American and Sowetan Young Communicators Awards.

This popular nation-building project, held in all nine provinces to help pupils to become public speakers, is open for participants in grades 11 and 12 for whom English is a second language.

Each entrant has to give a prepared speech and a short, impromptu speech. Elimination rounds are held in each province.

The provincial heat is scheduled for Johannesburg on Saturday March 1 then:

lKimberley, 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.

The finals will be held in Johannesburg on June 14.