The Namibia high school debating team was sponsored by Kalahari Holdings to attend the inaugural Pan-African Schools' Debating Championships 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.
The tournament took place from 27 June to 6 July and the Namibian delegation resided at the National School of the Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Clinton Muinjo and Ivan Limbo were the coaches.
Teams A and B qualified for the quarterfinals and Namibia A made it all the way to the final, where they lost against Sacred Heart College from Johannesburg and won silver.
Abraham Angula was the best novice speaker and was the eighth best overall speaker at the tournament. Christiaan Prinsloo was the best Namibian speaker and ranked fourth best overall speaker at the tournament.
Twapewa-Ashihe Mungoba was the fifth best overall speaker.
Ernst Calietz and Mercy Fabianus were tied for the ninth best overall speakers.
Five Namibians made the overall top 10 rankings in the speaking categories.
There were close to a 100 participating teams from all over the world, including the United Arab Emirates (UAE), South Africa, Tanzania, Liberia, Ghana, Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Botswana.
The team would like to thank Kalahari Holdings for sponsoring them.