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Posted on: March 21, 2018


The 2015 SAMUN Cape Town International Conference, held from 15 – 19 October, once again proved to be a resounding success. The winning teams from each of the nine provinces competed, as well as a school from the United States. The Model UN style debates took place at the Cape Town Metro Council and the following topics were debated:

  • Terrorism: Protecting cultural artefacts and heritage sites
  • The International Criminal Court: An anti-African bias?

The winners were:

1st Place: Washington DC, (representing China)

School Without Walls

2nd Place: Limpopo (representing France)

Dendron Secondary School & S.J Van Der Merwe

3rd Place: Eastern Cape (representing Turkey)

Kingsridge High School for Girls & Hector Petersen High School


The 12 delegates who will represent South Africa in New York in April next year are:

Eastern Cape: Luyolo Mtetandaba (Hector Petersen High School)

Free State: Keasha Masuabi  (St Michaels School for Girls)

Gauteng: Karabo Nkoana  (Crawford College Pretoria)

Kwa-Zulu Natal: Pamela Mkhwanazi  (JG Zuma High School)

Limpopo: Tumiso Modiba & Jacquin Talane  (S.J Van Der Merwe); Mercy Mathiba & Karabo Moremi  (Dendron Secondary)

Mpumalanga: Lerato Mnisi  (Skhila Secondary School)

Northern Cape: Boitumelo Oliphant (Tetlanyo High School)

North West: Franscois Crewe  (Ferdinand Postma High School)

Western Cape: Nicole Petersen  (New Orleans Secondary School)

Feedback received from the adjudicators:

“I can’t thank you enough for including me in this amazing experience.  I was so impressed by the learners – they were smart, confident, showing such leadership potential – as well as the programme as a whole and Education Africa and all of you connected with it in particular.  You all inspire me and I felt so fortunate to have this opportunity to see this view into a slice of the new South Africa.  I was impressed with the SAMUN from the way it was conceived, organized, implemented to the way is has influenced the lives of so many young people.  I will take away rich memories as well as a new level of information.  Talk about learning!  I think I was the biggest learner of all.” – Stephanie Urdang, Adjudicator