This prestigious event had more than 500 SA schools participating (at the provincial level).�
At the national event 23 schools competed. Each province’s team competed (i.e. 9 teams, all consisting of a twinning between a ‘resourced’ school and an ‘under-resourced’ school, a total of 18 schools. In addition, the UK, Nigeria & Kenya (3) sent delegations.
All four team members (Noxolo Ntaka and Sadé, Pieterson from OWLAG together with Meyerton High pupils Esther Kgongwane and Balekaofela Mphuthi) will represent South Africa at the annual conference next year in the US.
The Head of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy, Anne van Zyl is extremely proud of how well the team performed. She says, “The volume of work was considerable and time consuming, requiring personal sacrifice.
The maturity and confidence demonstrated by the team is exemplary.” The competition is called the ‘Model United Nations SA’ because it simulates United Nations debates, with each participating team being pre-allocated a country, which they then represent as delegates at the conference.