After due consideration and deliberation regarding the current Covid-19 pandemic, there is no option but to host the Inter Schools Public Speaking League and Interskole Redenaarsliga SA, digitally this year.

This big change motivated us to develop a brand-new logo and to reduce the entry fee to R150.00 per item for individual entries and R420.00 for team entries.

We confirm that the closing date for ALL regions, both Public Speaking and Redenaars, is 26 June 2020. Because we are still uncertain about the exact dates that ALL grades will be phased in, we will this year as a special Covid-19 condition, except entries from schools, drama schools as well as private entries.

The enclosed entry form must be sent to before or on the closing date. (See Redenaars entry forms attached to the Afrikaans document). These forms are also available on Banking details can be found on the entry form and proof of payment must be enclosed with the entry form.

The digital competition requires each individual participant of the English and Afrikaans Sections, to send a WhatsApp video-recording in portrait format to 063 611 2732 by 8 July 2020. The entire speaker has to be visible. Videos that cut off due to it being longer than 5 minutes, may be submitted in two parts maximum. For unprepared- and team participation, we will use Zoom Sessions. After the closing date of 26 June, a program will be distributed with dates and times for the Zoom sessions.

All individual- and team public speaking participants, will receive a digital PDF certificate with a mark and short feedback by 24 July 2020. The top speakers for Public Speaking and Redenaars in each region, will also be invited to the National Round on 4-6 September, which will be hosted digitally.

We look forward to a SUPERB COMPETITION, in a different format, but with the same standard.

Please refer to the rules and entry forms on the application page.

  • The National Arts Association aims to give more students the opportunity to participate in provincial competitions where they are built up and learn valuable life skills such as debating, logical and critical thinking and the opportunity to let their own voices be heard.
  • Speakers will compete against fellow speakers in their own grade. This means that the competition is age-orientated and gives students the opportunity to develop their talents, improve public speaking skills and to open the art of public performance to more children.
  • The main focus is to equip students to speak their minds on topics that they believe in. This opens the floor for new ideas, creativity and speeches that challenge the norm.
  • Grade winners will receive provincial recognition for public speaking at school level in the form of a prestige badge.
  • The Top 10 speakers per grade will each receive a TOP 10 medal.
  • The Top 10 students also gain points for their school to compete for the overall school award.
  • All other speakers will receive participation certificates.
  • A Top 5 Primary and Top 5 Secondary schools will be announced.

Primary and secondary school: 26 June 2020


  • There are both individual and team sections which may be entered
  • Students may participate in both prepared and unprepared categories
  • Each school may enter their top five students per grade.
  • Studios / Drama schools may enter top four students per grade.
  • Students only compete against learners in their own grade.
  • All students participate in school uniform.
  • There are NO prescribed themes, but students must have an argumentative topic.
  • Time limits as per National competitions (Primary school not exceeding 3-5 minutes / High school not exceeding 5-7 minutes)
  • Entry amount: R 160.00 per student.
  • Only bank deposits are accepted. Proof of payment must accompany entry form
  • Teams pay R160.00 per member
  • Team public speaking may not exceed 10 minutes.


Contact details: | 0824576169 or 0741018165