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Cape Town Open Results

Cape Town Open 2017


CA: Michael Dunn Goekjian, Lehakoe Masedi

Convener: Matthew Barry, Marcus Gawronsky

Tabmaster: Tim de Wet

 

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Cape Town Open 2016


CA: Yashodhan Nair

DCA: Paidamwoyo Mangondo (Tuks), Charity Makhala (UB)

ACA: Mu’azzam Takolia (Wits), Inga Macingwane (UFH – EL), Adam Kleinschmidt

Convener: Matthew Barry, Marcus Gawronsky

Tabmaster: Tim de Wet

Winner: UCT (Brynde Kreft and Tharin Pillay)

Novice Winner: UCT (Sindi Nkosi and Justin Winchester)

Top 3 Speakers

  1. Elisha Troy Kunene
  2. Dan Jeff Corder
  3. Kate Dewey

Top 3 Adjudicators

  1. David Harris
  2. Ansuya Rungasamy
  3. Katherine Harris

Motions

  1. This House Would Ban Professional Modelling
  2. This House Would Disband University SRCs and Replace Them With Direct Democracy Initiatives
  3. This House Would Abolish Practices that Serve as a Rite of Passage from Childhood into Adulthood
  4. This House Would Allow Voters to Sell Their Votes in National Elections
  5. This House Believes that States Should Collaborate with Hacktivist Groups to Combat Cyberterrorism
  6. This House Would Not Criminally Prosecute Hate Speech
  7. This House Believes that Having Children is Not Morally Justified
  8. Partial Quarterfinal –
  9. Semifinal – THBT Facebook should manipulate users’ newsfeeds in order to shift public opinion away from prejudiced political candidates.
  10. Novice Final – THBT female popstars who identify as feminist ought to produce content that challenges the conventional views of women rather than align with existing narratives
  11. Final – THBT decolonisation requires the decline of Christianity in Africa.

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Cape Town Open 2015


CA: Sarah Balakrishnan (Harvard)

DCA: Elisha Kunene (UKZN), Palesa Sera (Wits), Dan Corder, Lolwethu Luthuli (CPUT – Shadow)

Convener: Matthew Barry, Marcus Gawronsky

Tabmaster: Tim de Wet

Winner: Stellenbosch (Neil Du Toit and Wiaan Visser)

Top 3 Speakers

1. Neil Du Toit
1. Wiaan Visser
3. Yashodhan Nair

Top 3 Adjudicators

  1. Matt Granelli
  2. Landile Mchunu
  3. Sonakshi Srivastava

Motions

  1. In an ideal feminist world, this house prefers a societal norm of having stay at home dads to a societal norm of having both parents working
  2. This house supports a heavy-handed military response to xenophobic violence
  3. TH regrets the rise of the certified artist (as certified through official art schools, degrees, or programmes)
  4. As a black middle-class South African, this house would vote ANC
  5. Assuming that technology existed that would allow one to transfer years of their natural life (the time one would live, if not cut down unnaturally by disease or accident) to another, THW would legalise the sale of years of life
  6. This house would not use images of gratuitous violence as means for political mobilisation
  7. This house believes that foreign mercenaries, employed by the West, should unionise
  8. THBT nearby mens and womens prisons should set up regularly scheduled inter-prison activities, including the provision of private rooms for sexual intercourse.
  9. THW grant independence to [OG picks]

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Cape Town WUPID Open 2014


CAs: Brett Frazer (Alaska), Kimera Chetty (UKZN)

DCAs: Amber Knox, Kira Düsterwald, Sniko Mthimde (CUT – Shadow)

Winner: UCT (David Harris and James Wink)

Top 3 Speakers

  1. David Harris
  2. Yash Nair
  3. Michael Macklin

Top 3 Adjudicators

  1. Ansuya Rungasamy
  2. Comine Howe
  3. Timothy de Wet

Motions

  1. In instances where utterances of a minor amount to hate speech, THS the public shaming of the parent rather than the minor.
  2. THBT developing countries should hold the Catholic church financially liable for the medical expenses of AIDS victims in areas where the church campaigns against condom use.
  3. As the South African government, THW explicity oppose the use of the word “apartheid” in describing the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.
  4. THW, by worker referendum, allow employees to set the salaries of their top executives.
  5. THW create an age-restricted rating that warns the audience when a film has failed the Bechdel Test.
  6. THBT gay judges or legal experts who meaningfully contribute to legalizing gay marriage are morally obligated to publicly reveal their sexual orientation.
  7. THW ban all private campaign contributions and instead implement a voucher system, wherein every citizen of voting age would receive a R600 voucher that can only be used to finance political campaigns of the citizen’s choosing.
  8. THW require universities to write-off the student debt of any student who graduates in good academic standing but is unable to find a job despite actively seeking employment.
  9. THR Americans’ recent and unprecedented opposition to military intervention.

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