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18 February 2007


The annual BOLESWA games held on a rotational basis between the University of Botswana, National University of Lesotho and National University of Swaziland will include debating in BP for the first time. This comes as a result of growing interest in debating in Southern Africa. For the first time in history National University of Lesotho sent more than three teams to the just ended world championships in Vancouver. Last year in July Lesotho again sent teams to the South African debating championships. This then encouraged the inclusion of debating as a new code in the annual BOLESWA intervarsity games. Previously only Zambia, Namibia, South Africa and Botswana have been the only African participants at worlds with South Africa dominating the region. The BOLESWA intervarsity games will be held in the city of Mbabane in Swaziland. The three sister universities hope to make debating an annual event during this games. It is expected that each university will bring 4 teams and that they will be four preliminary rounds of debating with a break to the finals.

Justice Motlhabani

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