Eight learners to represent the province in the National Finals

Author: Thando Ngcume
Date: 13 September 2022

Eight out of forty learners were selected from the competition and will represent the Province in the National Finals in October 2022.

The eight learners are Alubone Masa, Thimna Dlova from Ndabankulu Senior Secondary School, Kungawo Phandle and Unesongo Matikinca from Zingisa Comprehensive High School, Siyilise Mhlaluka, Unam Mooi from Lamplough Senior Secondary School, Avuzwa Malamlela and Sange Dingezweni from Umthatha High School.

Giving the background of the Moot Court was the Provincial Coach and Facilitator of the National Schools Moot Court Competition was, Mthokozisi, he said "The moot court competition simulates a court hearing (usually an appeal against a final decision), in which participants analyse a problem, research the relevant law, prepare written submissions, and present oral argument, Moot problems are typically set in areas of law that are unsettled or that have been subject to recent developments. They usually involve two grounds of appeal, argued by each side."

Speaking on behalf of the Department was the ECDoE Senior Education Specialist Funeka Jwaai, she said, " The Programme is meant to equip learners with the policies of the school, rights and responsibilities of the learners and to empower them with the reconstruction of South Africa, therefore I would like to spread the words of encouragement, the learners that have dedicated themselves in this programme, this can not be without the guidance of their teachers we wish them all the best to Nationals on the 5-6 October in Johannesburg constitutional court."

Addressing the importance of the event was the ECDoE OR Tambo Inland Education District Senior Education Specialist for Life Skills and Life Orientation, Tandazile Kundla, "The program also paves way for learners to consider careers in law, therefore hosting such an event is such an honour as it serves as a means of marketing Moot Court to the district, rectifying myths about the program like thinking it is only meant for history learners and promoting  expansion of the program."

Message from the learners was done by Unesongo Matikinca, Grade 11 she said "I am very honored to be in the team that will represent my Province in the National Rounds and I am sure that we will do our best to lift the dignity of our Eastern Cape Province."