BACKGROUND TO THE EDUCATION AFRICA SOUTH AFRICAN MODEL UN:
The South African Model UN was first held in 1995 as part of the United Nations’ 50th anniversary celebrations. Following the South African conference, a group of delegates accompanied former President Nelson Mandela on his trip to New York for the United Nations’ 50th anniversary celebrations.
In 1998 Education Africa took The South Africa Model UN under its wing and has developed it into one of the most credible Model UN programmes in the world. At a provincial level, over 500 South African High Schools participate in Education Africa’s Model UN project. The SAMUN is the only truly national Model UN in the world which does not preclude learners from participating due to financial constraints.
Xolani Senior Secondary School is part of this debate and is partnering with Hoerskool De Vos Malan and will be debating around August and we will be debating at The Bisho Legislature on a provisional level.
We would like to congratulate Zubenathi Gquzawe from Grade 10 and Aviwe Sijentu from grade 11 who were chosen to represent Xolani Senior Secondary School at this debate.
By: Aviwe Sijentu
Location: Location: Xolani Senior Secondary School
Zwelitsha, Eastern Cape, South Africa