“South Africa never leaves one indifferent. Its history, its population, its landscapes and cultures - all speak to the visitor, to the student, to the friend of Africa.” – Tariq Ramadan
Welcome to Mzansi The country with a lot of fun South Africa is famous for its endless summer evenings, white sandy beaches, sun-drenched vineyards, abundant wildlife and breathtakingly beautiful scenery, but there is so much more to this one-of-a kind country for you to discover.
like the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in 2006, to social forums like the International AIDS conference in 2000, and major sporting events such as the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup and the 2010 FIFA World Cup.
Located at the southern tip of Africa bordered by the Indian and Atlantic Oceans, South Africa has for centuries been the gateway between east and west. The Rainbow Nation, as it is also know, is a radiant societal mosaic unlike any other, with no fewer than 11 official languages! A unique South African identity has been formed through the celebration of all of its many African and immigrant cultures. With such multiculturalism, anyone can feel at home here.
We invite you to come and experience South Africa for yourself, where you will soon learn that our people are the friendliest, our Nando’s is the cheekiest, and our Yakka is the tastiest!
The South Africa of today was born out of a remarkable ability to put centuries of racial hatred behind it in favour of reconciliation. The transformation was widely considered a social miracle. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission, led by the Archbishop Desmond Tutu, sought to use the power of dialogue to help heal the wounds of Apartheid. We are a nation that recognises the power of debate to change the world, South Africa cherished the openness with which we can discuss social topics most other countries consider taboo. South Africa is the most developed nation on the continent with all the modern conveniences you’ve come to expect. Its excellent tourist infrastructure makes it the perfect holiday destination, with a robust transportation network that makes getting around a breeze. LTE is available throughout all major cities and there is high speed WiFi in most public spaces. South Africa also has some of the cleanest water in the world, it is safe to drink straight from the tap, so feel safe putting (lots) of ice in your drinks! With so many different cultures influencing South African cuisine you’ll never run out of amazing food to try. And whether it is a good old-fashioned braai (barbeque) with all the trimmings, a spicy Cape Malay curry to make your heart sing, or an enormous platter of peri-peri prawns served up with a view of the ocean you can be guaranteed there will be one of our world renowned wines or excellent local beers to accompany it. South Africa has demonstrated an outstanding capability to host international events, ranging from political events
Fast Facts Stuff thats always good to know GENERAL: • Official name: Republic of South Africa • Form of state: A federal state, comprising a national government and nine provincial governments. • Legal system: Based on Roman-Dutch law and the 1996 Constitution. • Population (Census 2011): 51.77-million
MOBILE PHONES • A variety of mobile networks are available in South Africa and local Sim cards are available at airports and major shopping centres. ELECTRIC CURRENT • 240 volts AC • For small appliances, a plug adaptor may be needed for three pin sockets.
CURRENCY • Foreign currency can be exchanged at commercial banks and at various Bureau de Change. • The Rand is the official currency in South Africa. • Banks are open on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday banks typically open between 9am and 3pm; on Saturday opening hours are between 9am and 11am
MEASUREMENTS • Distances are measured in kilometres and metres • Celsuis degrees is most commonly used in South Africa • Kilogrammes and grams are used to indicate weight DRIVING • An international driver’s licence is required when driving around South Africa. • Driving is on the left and speed limits are in kilometres.
CLIMATE • The Cape boasts typical Mediterranean climate – warm summers and mild and cool wet winters. • Summer temperatures range between 15 °C (59 °F) and 27 °C (80.6 °F ) • Winter temperature ranges between 7 °C (44.6 °F) at night and 18°C (64.4 °F) by day.
WATER • The regions superior water supply infrastructure guarantees some of the best water in the world • Spring water is available bottled
LANGUAGE • English is widely spoken and understood. • Most South Africans are bilingual; Afrikaans and Xhosa are two official languages most spoken in the Western Cape
TIME • South African Time is set at GMT +2. • There are no time zone differences within South Africa and there is no daylight saving system in summer. SHOPPING HOURS • Monday to Sunday typically open between 9am – 5.30pm, although the V&A Waterfront and Canal Walk shopping centers in Cape Town are open until 9pm.
CAPITALS: • Pretoria (administrative) • Cape Town (legislative) • Bloemfontein (judicial)
COMMUNICABLE AND TROPICAL DISEASES MANAGEMENT • Cape Town has no risk of tropical diseases. It is not a malaria area. • There are no current vaccine recommendations for the general public (adults) and tourists. • Visitors are encouraged to visit their doctor before travelling to Southern Africa (especially if they are visiting various regions or connecting via different African countries)
PROVINCES: • Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumulanga, Northern Cape, Limpopo, North West, Free State, Western Cape INTERNET & WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY • South Africa offers a sophisticated internet network and Wireless (Wi-Fi) is readily available throughout most cities.
Can You Thetha With Us? Some useful lingo South Africa has 11 official languages: English, Afrikaans (similar to Dutch), Zulu, Xhosa, Ndebele, Southern Sotho, Northern Sotho, Tsonga, Tswana, Venda and Swati. Most people in the urban areas understand and can speak basic English so, if your English is OK, it is not totally essential to learn any of these languages to get by as a tourist.
SOME MORE USEFUL WORDS Ag: Arvie: Babelas: Bakkie: Biltong: Boer: Boerewors: Bottle store: Buck: Bundu: Cape doctor: Cape Dutch: China: Cozzie: Droëwors: Egoli: Fundi: Gogga: Hamba kahle: Howzit: Haibo: Jol: Jozi: Kaapstad: Kif: Lekker: Mealie: Mzanzi: Muti: Rooibos: Samoosa: Sangoma: Sawubona: Shot: Sis: Spoor: Stoep: Takkies: Tassies: Tokoloshe: Toyi toyi: Tsotsi: Veld: Zamalek:
However even English-speaking South Africans have words that are only used in South Africa: A traffic light is known locally as a “robot” and a barbecue is called by the Afrikaans word “braai”. If something is really nice the Afrikaans word “lekker” is used, usually pronounced as “lekka”. A common greeting is “Howzit?” and if something is going to be done fairly soon, it’ll be done “now now” while “just now” is a little later on. Another word often used in South Africa is “shame” which can mean anything from “oh cute’ - usually said “ag shame”, to “you poor thing” to “I feel sorry for you”. An elevator is called a “lift” and “sms” are used instead of a “text” An ethnic word being used by many and really great to say is “eish”, it means lots of things usually when you would like to say “oh no....” or “goodness me” or something to that effect. “eish but the traffic is bad today”! A flash light is known as a torch, your best friend is refferred to as your brah, or bru, (pronounced brew ). A good meal is known as a “lekka chow.”
an exclamation of irritation afternoon a hangover a pickup truck dried meat farmer the traditional sausage a retail outlet selling liquor an antelope or a unit of currency (Rand) wild remote country a south east wind, Cape region architecture of the early Western Cape friend, pal, buddy a swimsuit dried sausage, similar to biltong. a common name for Johannesburg expert an insect farewell or goodbye a greeting an exclamation of surprise a party, or a general good time another common name for Johannesburg a common name for Cape Town cool, lekker, nice. As in I went to a kif jol pleasant corn on the cob a common name for South Africa African medicine a herbal tea a triangular Indian curried delicacy a traditional spiritual healer hello, a universal South African greeting thanks an exclamation of disgust the track or footprint of man or animal the verandah of a house sneakers super cheap red wine called Tassenberg a dwarf-like water sprite picketing, protest, a protest dance a criminal gang member South African countryside Black Label Lager
“Perhaps it was history that ordained that it be here, at the Cape of Good Hope that we should lay the foundation stone of our new nation. For it was here at this Cape, over three centuries ago, that there began the fateful convergence of the peoples of Africa, Europe and Asia on these shores.” – Nelson Mandela
Explore Cape Town Its an inspiring place to be The Mother City, nestled against the foot of Table Mountain, is an old pro at capturing people’s hearts. With fashionable cafes, spectacular scenery, perfect beaches and a Mediterranean climate, Cape Town has everything you could ever need in a holiday destination, and it comes as no surprise that Cape Town has been named the best place in the world to visit by both the New York Times and the Telegraph.
fertile winelands and orchards, the penguin colonies at Boulders Beach and the thousands of fynbos plants that found nowhere else on earth. The warm, sunny weather characteristic of Cape Town in December will ensure that the participants are able to fully experience all the natural beauty that Cape Town has to offer.
Cape Town is the second-most populated city in South Africa after Johannesburg, and the provincial capital and primate city of the Western Cape. As the seat of the National Parliament, it is also the legislative capital of the country. With an eclectic blend of cultures and traditions, Cape Town is a modern and cosmopolitan city infused with a rich maritime history that drew people from all over the world to her shores. This multicultural influence can be seen in the stately Cape Dutch manors of the Constantia’s vineyards, the brightly painted facades and aromatic foods of the Bo-Kaap and the captivating combination of Victorian architecture and Afro-chic décor in the bars and restaurants of Long Street. The city, perhaps most famously, offers a remarkable array of natural landscapes, from the Atlantic seaboard with its endless sandy beaches to forests that hug the slopes of the rugged mountains of the Table Mountain National Park,
A Brief History
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The Cape Peninsula has a rich history dating back to early Khoi and San settlements that preceded the arrival of European explorers and settlers in the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries. To this day, Khoi and San fossils, relics and cultural parks are a fundamental part of South Africa’s history. The Portuguese were the first to explore the Cape coastline, but in 1652, the Dutch East India Company formed a refreshment station where modern Cape Town is today.
South Africa since 1994 South Africa has become not only a continental but indeed a world leader in protecting gay rights, though it is still walking a tightrope between its strong constitutional commitment to protect gay rights and its deeply ingrained homophobic past. But it seems to be improving its balance. For example, South Africa’s postapartheid constitution was the first in the world to outlaw discrimination based on sexual orientation, and South Africa was the fifth country in the world, and the first in Africa, to legalise same-sex marriage.
For a century and a half, Company rule saw a fledgling station grow into a thriving settlement that explored further into the mainland. At the same time, Cape Town became a cultural and social collection of people from across the planet as the settlement expanded: slaves and labourers from the Indian Ocean were brought to work on the farms, whilst other European settlers arrived to grow the colony. However, in the late 1700s and early 1800s, the Dutch and British went to war and the Cape Colony was eventually annexed twice by the British Navy, the second time permanently. The Cape was seen as a means towards the British maintaining their colony in India and the government in London sought to build the settlement into a bigger colonial project.
Cape Town, and specifically the areas around UCT, the CBD are incredibly inclusive and safe for queer bodies, boasting a vibrant queer night life community in Greenpoint. However, it would be erasure to not acknowledge that queerness in other parts of Cape Town and South Africa, particularly rural and township areas, can still be a liability to one’s safety. In general though as a tourist, the areas where one frequents will be safe.
As a result, many Dutch settlers felt disenfranchised and, in 1836, the Groot Trek began from Cape Town further inland, ending up around modern Johannesburg and Pretoria. During the 19th century, the city grew, eventually gaining some levels of autonomy and grew economically. However, this could not match the mineral resources discovered on the Witwatersrand and Johannesburg surpassed Cape Town as the economic powerhouse of the South. By the early 20th century, Cape Town had a large population and a thriving economy, but was suffering from severe inequality and poverty on racial lines, much as the same as the rest of the country. During the Apartheid era (19481994), the city was the scene of periodic removals, evictions and anti-Apartheid protest action. This all came to an end when Nelson Mandela was removed from Robben Island, just off the coast of Cape Town, in 1990 and the process of ending apartheid began. Cape Town has been an influential player in South African politics and in hosting international conferences. A strong diplomatic and government core exists in Cape Town and ensures history will always be made in this vibrant, historically rich city, a history rich in adversity, growth and progress.
CCID security officers work in a close partnership with the private sector and all law enforcement agencies by communicating on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. This unique partnership has seen a consistent decrease in the crime rate â€“ and to date, since 2000, the CBD has experienced an astounding 85 percent decrease in crime. centres.
Safety and Security Making safety a priority Despite perceptions to the contrary, Cape Town is as safe as most international cities, and this is in no small measure due to the efforts of organisations such as the Central City Improvement District (CCID) and the Rondebosch Community Improvement District (RCID)
A mobile Safety Kiosks, set up last year by the CCID Security Department, which provides visible security in a range of locations, has made a huge contribution to security in the city. The kiosk provides visible policing in key locations, events, hotspot areas and problematic locations.
One of the main drivers behind the establishment of the these organisations was to make Cape Town the safest city in the country. The vision was to set up effective preventive and reactive security measures through highly visible police officers, mobile vehicles and a bicycle squad twenty four hours a day.
At the heart of all of this is the vision to ensure that Cape Town is a safe, clean and caring city. To date, thanks to the work of the CCID, the Central City is now a place where the people of Cape Town can work, live, relax and experience a unique, pleasant urban environment.
The CCID employs over 200 security officers to keep the streets of the CBD safe, day and night, for all those who work in, live in or visit the city. The dedicated team of security managers and foot officers, who are highly visible, patrol the streets on a 24-hour basis.
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Multi-lingual officers with all officers fluent in English. The other languages widely spoken are Afrikaans and Xhosa. A CCTV surveillance network, paid for by the City of Cape Town, assists in keeping crime at bay. In addition, Cape Town now also boasts a municipal police force. Three hundred and fifty officers have already been trained, 35 of whom are allocated to the central city specifically.
The Organising Committee is committed to making sure that delegates in need of medical assistance will have expeditious access to hospitals and clinics. In the cases of an emergency a first aider will be present at all times during the tournament. UCT is situated five minutes away from the world-renowned Groote Schuur Hospital, which is mandated to treat patients regardless of nationality and/or financial status. In addition, Student Wellness Services including a clinic are available during the day-time and are also in close proximity to the campus. Student Wellness is able to cater for a variety of medical needs.
Day Tours There are many facets of Cape Town and a holiday could centre on any number of activities from sight-seeing to relaxing, shopping to wine-tasting, hiking to golfing ... the list goes on. It is safe to say that whatever your interest, you are sure to find something just right for you in Cape Town. CAPE POINT Drive along the breathtaking coast to Cape Point, the most southern tip of the Cape Peninsula via Chapman’s Peak. Take the funicular to the old lighthouse overlooking this wild coast. The drive there passes steep mountains, secluded coves and stunning scenery, beaches, as well as villages and fishing communities. The Cape of Good Hope section of the Table Mountain National Park’s flora is something to behold, with its fynbos species found nowhere else in the world. Here you can see a variety of wildlife that includes baboons, rhebok, Cape Mountain zebra, bontebok and the elusive eland. The reserve is also one of the world’s largest breeding grounds for tortoises. Following the coastline along False Bay, return to Cape Town by way of the Simon’s Town naval base and stop at Boulders Beach to view African penguins. PANORAMIC CAPE TOWN CITY TOUR See the highlights of Cape Town, start with its history with visit to the Castle, the oldest building in South Africa. Enjoy the Cape Malay quarter and its rich musical heritage. View majestic Houses of Parliament. Drive along Adderley Street, the lively centre of town, past the historic Groote Kerk – literally meaning Big Church – which first opened its doors in January 1704, and St. George’s Cathedral, the Anglican Diocese of Nobel peace laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The City Hall is in Darling Street, opposite the Grand Parade. At the South African Museum, the oldest and largest museum in the country, you can visit a fossil gallery that traces the evolution of life. Wander through the four-story exhibition hall dominated by the huge suspended skeleton of a blue whale. See specimens of rock art and enjoy the interactive Sunlit Sea Exhibition. CAPE TOWN & TABLE MOUNTAIN A cable car ride to top of Table Mountain, a World Heritage Site, is a highlight of any Cape Town visit. The cableway takes you to the summit in under ten minutes whilst rotating gondola’s ensure that visitors enjoy a 360 degree view of Cape Town and Table Bay. Visitors can stroll along 2km of pathways and enjoy magnificent views from over 12 viewing sites and decks. Facilities on the mountain include a selfservice restaurant, bistro, and a shop selling gifts and curios. WINELANDS TOUR Wine lover or not, a visit to the Cape Winelands is an absolute must as the region is one of breathtaking vistas and majestic mountain backdrops while being steeped in rich culture and history. Rolling vineyards and quaint Cape Dutch homesteads await you, as well as award-wining wine farms offering some of the country’s best wines. The winelands are divided into various different regions, each offering their own ‘wine route’. The most popular and well-known are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, Wellington and Paarl. Not to be forgotten are the highly acclaimed wine estates in the Constantia Valley. Also located in beautiful surroundings with stunning mountain backdrops, the Constantia Valley boasts some of the oldest estates and homesteads along with award winning wines.
ROBBEN ISLAND The famous Robben Island, whose prison was once home to former South African president Nelson Mandela as well as many other black political freedom fighters, is now a World Heritage Site and provides stunning views across the bay with Table Mountain as its backdrop. A trip to the island is an unforgettable experience and offers a glimpse into the life and times of the apartheid era. Daily tours to the island include the ferry trip there and back, an island tour and a tour of the prison with a former political prisoner as your guide. Allow three and a half hours for the trip (this includes the 1/2 hour ferry trip each way) and book in advance. Ferries leave at regular intervals throughout the day from the Clock Tower precinct at the V&A Waterfront. KIRSTENBOSCH BOTANICAL GARDENS The beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens cover an area of 528 hectares with 36 hectares of cultivated garden. The gardens are a celebration of South African flora – showcasing only indigenous South African plants. Fynbos, proteas, cycads and rolling lawns are intermingled with streams and ponds and well-laid out pathways for easy walking. A great variety of birds inhabit the gardens and the sweeping views from the upper slopes are spectacular. Whether for a casual stroll, a more strenuous walk or a lazy picnic, the gardens are a must-see when visiting Cape Town. CULTURAL TOURS A visit to one of the many townships surrounding the city is an experience that will open your eyes to the way in which the biggest portion of Cape Town’s population are living. Despite difficult circumstances and poor living conditions, you will experience the vibrancy and spirit of the South African people. Take a township tour of Langa, the oldest township in South Africa or Khayelitsha, the second largest township in South Africa. Township tours will usually be co-led by a resident in the area, showcase local industry and community projects and include a visit to a township bar or ‘shebeen’. GOLF Cape Town and the greater Western Cape Province, with its sprawling and lush green lawns, is a golfer’s paradise. It is here, in Africa’s sport capital that you will find some of the most majestic and scenic championship-status courses in South Africa. Golfing enthusiasts will be pleased to know that Cape Town’s golf courses are highly rated in terms of setting, layout and quality, while the Western Cape’s wide variety of unique top-rated golf courses is guaranteed to meet the needs of any golfer, irrespective of your handicap. VICTORIA & ALFRED WATERFRONT Cape Town’s Victoria and Alfred Waterfront has established itself as a leading world-class waterfront. The unique working harbour with scenic views of Table Mountain combined with entertainment options like shopping, street musicians, museums, an aquarium, boat trips and cinemas promise to make any visit an unforgettable experience. ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES Cape Town and the Western Cape also caters for the more adventurous at hart and some popular activities are: Abseiling from Table Mountain, Hiking, Paragliding, Surfing, Deep sea fishing, Mountain Biking
The University of Cape Town
“Under hot Constantia broad the vineyards lie; Throned and thorned the aching berg props the speckless sky Slow below the Wynberg firs trails the tilted wain; Take the flower and turn the hour, and kiss your love again.” – Rudyard Kipling
Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Bureau, which is a strategic business unit of Wesgro, the Western Cape Destination Marketing, Investment and Trade Promotion Agency. The bureau promotes Cape Town and the Western Cape as a premier destination for meetings, incentives, conferences, events, exhibitions and trade fairs. The bureau provides destination expertise and support to associations, corporates, professional conference organisers, destination management companies and event organisers.
Your Hosts A pretty decent bunch of people The University of Cape Town Debating Union prides itself on being a well-organised and efficient union with over 150 years of institutional experience, capable of managing and hosting world-quality tournaments. It is Africaâ€™s oldest and most successful debating society, having broken at numerous Worlds since South Africaâ€™s reintegration in 1994. In addition to being the host of the annual UCT Open and a founding member of the SANUDC it has hosted both the 2014 South African National Schools Debating Championships and the 2012 World Schools Debating Championships.
The bureau was also a part of the team that brought the 2012 WSDC to Cape Town. Tackling the logistics of the tournament will be the University of Cape Townâ€™s Conference Management Centre. Having successfully hosted the International Maths Olympiad, they have proven themselves capable of running large scale tournaments such as this.
However the UCTDU is not in this alone. We are working closely with other unions in the Western Cape and the rest of Southern Africa in order to share the skills, knowlege and experiences that we have gained as a circuit.
The CMC will be responsible for all the logistical aspects of the tournamnet such as vendor management, event registrations and budget mangement. It is a massive relief having a team so intimately knowledgeable about the functioning of the university working with us to make this bid a success.
The organising committee is working closely with the organisers of the 1997 and 2003 WUDCs which were held in Stellenbosch and the 2012 WSDC which was held in Cape Town. Organising an event of this size will certainty be a challenge and their knowlege will be much appreciated. In order to aide us event planning we have turned to the
Accommodation Somewhere to lay your weary head to rest All delegates will be hosted in the residences conveniently located on the University of Cape Town’s lower campus, just a stone’s throw away from the debating venues and situated in the leafy suburb of Rondebosch. The rooms are spacious and comfortable, and most delegates will be receiving individual living quarters. In addition to standard modern amenities such as high speed internet and satellite television, delegates will also have full access to the swimming pool, gym and other various sporting facilities across the campus. The residences are centrally located between upper campus and the shops and restaurants on Rondebosch’s Main Road, both a quick and easy walk away. They are also adjacent to the lower campus terminus of the Jammie Shuttle, a UCT bus service that will take the delegates to and from the venues. The UCT Residences that will be used include Graça Machel Hall, Baxter Hall, Leo Marquard Hall, Tugwell Hall and Kopano Residence
Venues Where the magic happens The preliminary rounds will be held on the University of Cape Townâ€™s upper campus. The campus is situated at the foot of Devilâ€™s Peak, a prominent feature of Table Mountain and a nature reserve inhabited by zebra and wildebeest, the scenery is nothing short of spectacular. Debates will be held in various classrooms and lecture theatres surrounding the Jameson Hall, the New Lecture Theatre and the Chris Hani Lecture Theatre, which will serve as the central briefing venues. All of the debating venues will be within 300m of the Jameson Plaza which is located at the center of campus and most venues are equipped with air-conditioning, a must for any summer bid!
Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town, and is the second busiest airport in South Africa and third busiest in Africa. Located approximately 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the city centre, AND is the only airport in the Cape Town metropolitan area that offers scheduled passenger services. The airport has domestic and international terminals, linked by a common central terminal.The airport has direct flights from South Africaâ€™s other two main urban areas, Johannesburg and Durban, as well as flights to smaller centres in South Africa. Internationally, it has direct flights to several destinations in Africa, Asia and Europe. The air route between Cape Town and Johannesburg was the worldâ€™s ninth busiest air route in 2011 with an estimated 4,5 million passengers.
Entry Information Getting from A to B to UCT INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS TO AND FROM CAPE TOWN AND JOHANNESBURG SOUTH AFRICA – ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW Delegates to Cape Town mostly arrive and depart by air. Once on the ground, getting around is relatively simple and convenient, with MyCiti bus services, taxis, and hire-cars being the preferred modes of transport for international travellers. The University of Cape Town is a 20-minute drive from Cape Town International Airport and arrangements are being made to provide a dedicated shuttle survice for all delegates.
INTERNATIONAL AIRLINES FLYING INTO CAPE TOWN • Air Mauritius • Air Namibia (Regional) • British Airways • Emirates • KLM • Lufthansa • Singapore Airlines • South African Airways • Virgin Atlantic • Turkish Airlines • Qatar Airways
Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town have modern airports with facilities to match. Apart from shops and restaurants, international arrival halls have banks and foreign exchange outlets. Lounges are available for business-class travellers. All of the airports offer WiFi access throughout the building or designated ‘hot spots’ where coverage exists. There are WiFi facilities at both the International and Domestic Terminals at Cape Town International Airport.
In addition, domestic carriers also service Cape Town, with frequent scheduled onward services to other centres in South Africa including Johannesburg, George, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Upington and Nelspruit. • • • • • •
While a number of international and national carriers service Cape Town International Airport direct with the bulk of international carriers flying into Johannesburg. Cape Town is a two-hour domestic flight from Johannesburg and on average there are flights every half hour between the two cities with a variety of domestic carriers. CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT The 2010 FIFA World Cup has resulted in an increase in infrastructure investment and the upgraded airport now offer 4,000 bay multi-storey parkade, new aircraft parking stands, airbridges, a retail shopping mall and a new, state-of-the-art CCTV system, enabling improved security and safety at the airport.
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Cost of Travel Probably the most important factor Below is a list of return flights to Cape Town from various cities during the summer peak season. These were all booked 1 month in advance using the same set of dates. All prices are listed in USD.
ASIA Bangalore: Bangkok: Beijing: Chennai: Delhi: Dhaka: Hanoi: Hong Kong: Jakarta: Kuala Lampur: Lahore: Manila: Seoul: Singapore: Tokyo: AFRICA Accra: Gaborone: Harare: Lagos: Nairobi: Windhoek:
$871 on Air India (2 stops) $628 on Emirates (1 stop) $1366 on Ethiopian Airlines (1 stop) $901 on Air India (2 stops) $909 on Ethiopian Airlines (1 stop) $1852 on Qatar Airways (1 stop) $1398 on Qatar Airways (1 stop) $1409 on Ethiopian Airlines (1 stop) $1396 on Singapore Airlines (1 stop) $918 on Qatar Airways (1 stop) $1071 on Etihad Airways (2 stops) $1341 on Qatar Airways (1 stop) $1531 on Singapore Airlines (1 stop) $901 on Emirates (1 stop) $1216 on Air France (2 stops) $674 on Ethiopian Airlines (2 stops) $337 on South African Airways (1 stop) $475 on South African Airways (1 stop) $429 on Arik Air (1 stop) $486 on Ethiopian Airlines (1 stop) $253 on Air Namibia (1 stop)
MIDDLE EAST Doha: $636 on Emirates (1 stop) Tel Aviv: $724 on Turkish Airlines (1 stop) OCEANIA Auckland: Melbourne: Sydney:
$1725 on Emirates (1 stop) $1078 on South African Airways (2 stops) $1060 on South African Airways (2 stops)
AMERICAS Atlanta: Boston: Dallas: Denver: Kingston: Los Angeles Mexico City: New Orleans: New York: Rio de Janeiro San Francisco: Toronto: Vancouver:
$1084 on Delta Airlines (1 stop) $845 on British Airlines (1 stop) $1260 on Qatar Airways (2 stops) $980 on Iberia (1 stop) $1931 on American Airlines (2 stops) $961 on Turkish Airlines (2 stops) $1640 on Aeromexico (1 stop) $1044 on Delta Airlines (2 stops) $856 on Lufthansa (2 stops) $989 on Latam Airlines (2 stops) $897 on Swiss (2 stops) $963 on British Airways (2 stops) $1296 on KLM (2 stops)
IONA Dublin: Glasgow: London:
$664 on Emirates (1 stop) $662 on Emirates (1 stop) $628 on Emirates (1 stop)
EUROPE Amsterdam: Berlin: Frankfurt: Madrid: Moscow: Paris: Riga: Rome:
$666 on Qatar Airways (1 stop) $736 on Qatar Airways (1 stop) $596 on Ethiopian Airlines (1 stop) $663 on Qatar Airways (2 stops) $657 on Air France (1 stop) $528 on Ethiopian Airlines (1 stop) $950 on Lufthansa (2 stops) $512 on Air France (1 stop)
Star Alliance Travel Discount Making it even cheaper for you to get here We are please to announce that we have partnered with the Star Alliance, the worldâ€™s largest airline alliance, in order to provide all delegates travelling to Cape Town a discount of up to 20% when traveling with their network, depending on fare and class of travel booked. With over 18,500 flights a day to 1,316 destinations across 192 countries connected through their network, finding flights to South Africa will be a breeze. To obtain the Star Alliance Conventions Plus discounts please visit Conventions Plus online booking tool: http://conventionsplusbookings.staralliance.com/trips/StarHome.aspx?meetingcode=SA01S18 The participating airlines for this event are: ANA, Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Avianca, Brussels Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EVA Airways, EgyptAir, Ethiopian Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, SWISS, Scandinavian Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, and United. Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/ internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.
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Greece Iceland Ireland Israel Italy Jamaica Japan Liechtenstein Luxemburg Malta Monaco Netherlands Norway Paraguay Portugal San Marino Singapore Spain Sweden Switzerland Tanzania (90 days per year) Trinidad & Tobago (only ordinary passport holders) Zambia (90 days per annum) United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland British Islands Bailiwick of Guernsey and Jersey, Isle of Man and Virgin Islands. British Oversees Territories namely: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, St Helena and Dependencies (Ascension Island, Gough Island and Tristan da Cunha), Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie and Oeno Islands, the Sovereign Base Areas of Cyprus South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands and the Turks and Caicos Island. Uruguay Venezuela United States of America Zimbabwe
This information is based on the following assumptions: • This is for non-South African passport holders only • The requirements are based on tourist and not business • applications • Delegates have the necessary funds/ tickets/ paperwork • The applicant’s passport should remain valid for a period of 6 months after the applicant’s departure from South Africa. The citizen who is a holder of a national passport (diplomatic, official and ordinary) of the foreign countries/ territories / international organisations listed below are not required to hold a visa when reporting to an immigration officer for an examination at a South African port of entry, subject to the terms and conditions set out in this list, including inter alia the intended period of stay in the Republic. The holder of a national South African passport, travel document and document for travel purposes. The citizen who is a holder of a national passport (diplomatic, official or ordinary) of the following countries / territories / international organisations is not required to hold a visa in respect of purposes for which a visitor’s permit may be issued or by virtue of being a person contemplated in section 31(3)(b) [diplomatic & official visit] for an intended stay of 90 days or less and when in transit: African Union Laissez Passer Andorra Argentina Australia Austria Belgium Botswana Brazil Canada Chile Czech Republic Denmark Ecuador Finland France Germany
The citizen who is a holder of a national passport diplomatic, official and ordinary) of the following countries / territories / international organisations is not required to hold a visa in respect of purposes for which a visitor’s permit may be issued or by virtue of being a person contemplated in section 31(3)(b) [diplomatic & official visit] for an intended stay of 30 days or less and when in transit: Antigua and Barbuda Bahamas (only ordinary passport holders) Barbados Belize Benin
Agreements have also been concluded with the following countries for holders of diplomatic and official passport holders. Citizens who are holders of diplomatic, official and service passports of the following countries do not require visas in respect of purposes for which a visitorâ€™s permit may be issued or by virtue of being a person contemplated in section 31(3)(b) [diplomatic & official visit] for the period indicated and transit:
Bolivia Cape Verde Costa Rica Cyprus Gabon Guyana Hong Kong [only with regard to holders of Hong Kong British National Overseas passports and Hong Kong Special Administrative region passports] Hungary Jordan Lesotho Macau [only with regard to holders of Macau Special Administrative Region passports (MSAR)] Malaysia Malawi Maldives Mauritius Mozambique Namibia Peru Poland Seychelles Slovak Republic South Korea Swaziland Thailand Turkey
Albania (120 days) Algeria (30 days) Angola (90 days) Belarus (90 days) Bulgaria (90 days) China (PROC) (30 days) (only diplomatic passport holders) Cyprus (90 days) Comoros (90 days) Croatia (90 days) Cuba (diplomatic and official and service) Egypt (30 days) Guinea (90 days) Hungary (120 days) India (90 days) Ivory Coast (30 days) Kenya (30 days) Mexico (90 days) Madagascar (30 days) Morocco (30 days) Mozambique (90 days) Paraguay (120 days) Poland (90 days) Romania (90 days) Russian Federation (90 days) Rwanda (30 days) Slovak (90 days) Slovenia (120 days) Tanzania (90 days) Thailand (90 days) Tunisia (90 days) Vietnam (90 days)
Notwithstanding this Schedule, a foreigner whose visa exemption has been withdrawn shall comply with the visa requirements until notified by the Department that his or her visa exemption has been re-instated by the Department on petition or of its own accord. For detailed information, please visit: http://www.homeaffairs.gov.za/ index.php/applying-for-sa-visa
Chief Adjudication Panel The big bosses Ameera Moore (Asia) and Fanele Mashwama (America) will be heading up the CAP for the Cape Town WUDC. A major focus of our bid has been to make this WUDC as inclusive as possible and the makeup of the adjudication core goes a long way to facilitate this. Ensuring that we have a world class team that is regionally, linguistically and gender diverse will be a priority for us.
INDEPENDENT ADJUDICATORS There is almost R1 million (aprox. $75,000 USD) in subsidies available for independent adjudicators who wish to attend Cape Town Worlds, that is enough to cover 80 fully funded judges. These funds will be allocated with the joint aims of attracting world class international talent as well as increasing the inclusivity of the IA pool by targeting adjudicators from regions historically underrepresented at WUDC for financial and other reasons. Currently this figure is without sponsorship which, since most of the tournament logistics will be handled by the UCT Conference Management Centre, we are confident we will be able to increase this amount
CAP SELECTION PROCESS Having two regions already represented, we would seek to appoint the remaining members of the CAP from IONA, Europe, Africa, The Middle East and Oceania. We would also like to see that any ACAs are appointed from under represented circuits.
CHIEF ADJUDICATOR: AMEERA MOORE Ameera studies law at IIUM. She was an Open Octofinalist at Thessaloniki WUDC (2016), Open Champion of the Cambridge IV (2016), ESL Champion of the Cambridge IV (2015), Open Champion Australasians Debating Championship (2016), Champion of the Asian British Parliamentary Debating Championship (2016), Champion of the United Asians Debating Championship (2015, 2016), and ESL Champion of the Australasians Debating Championship (2013, 2014)
DEPUTY CHIEF ADJUDICATOR: FANELE MASHWAMA Fanele was the open champion of 2016 Thessaloniki WUDC. He won the US national debate championships (APDA) in his sophomore year. He’s CA’d/DCA’d numerous tournaments including: US BP championships (USUs), North American BP championships (NAUDC), the Oxford IV, Yale IV (motion committee in absentia), UFH Centenary Open, the Harvard Invitational and will serve on the Pan American BP Championships adjudication core this spring.
Tab Team We’re not sure exactly what they do either To keep tournaments on track and on time the tab room is where it happens. We have a trio of immigrants to help get the job done; bringing a diverse range of experience across circuits, formats, tab development, and tab logistics. They are keen to bring new levels of art to the trade: spanning from how the draw gets made to arranging the menu, the venue, the seating. Your tab team are committed to researching and planning the competition from the moment the bid is (hopefully!) accepted. As part of this, this plan on investigating every element that goes into a competition, and developing tools to help smooth every step of the way. And if all else fails they have a horde of school children waiting in the wings, ready to be unleashed upon any adjudicator foolish enough to incur the tab room’s wrath
CHUAN-ZHENG LEE Chuan-Zheng is studying towards a PhD in electrical engineering at Stanford University and is an alumnus of the University of Auckland. He was on the tab team for Australs four times (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016), WUDC twice (2015, 2016), and Yale IV (2016). He is a developer of Tabbycat, a highly popular tab system used for all major two-team debate formats in Asia and Oceania, and wrote the Android debate timer app Debatekeeper. As an adjudicator, Chuan-Zheng has chaired an Australs ESL semi-final and WUDC open octo-final, and judged two Australs open semi-finals, an WUDC open quarter-final, NAUDC semi-final, Yale IV semi-final, Hart House IV semi-final and Cambridge IV ESL grand final.
PHILIP BELESKY Philip Belesky is studying towards a PhD in landscape architecture, often described as “kinda like SimCity except disappointing” at RMIT University and is an alumnus of the Victoria University of Wellington. He was on the tab team for Australs four times (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016) and Australian Easters twice (2015, 2016), as well as for many smaller tournaments. In addition, he has judged a pair of semi-finals at WUDC and grand-finals at the Oxford IV, Sydney IV, and New Zealand Easters. A recovering web developer and designer, he is also a developer of Tabbycat, alongside other debating software projects such as the Timekept iOS debate timer app and the debatingballot.com website.
VALERIE TIERNEY Valerie is studying veterinary science at the University College Dublin. As a judge she has broken at 17 tournaments and has tabbed at over 30 competitions, including the London Pro-Am, UCD IV, UCC IV, and the 116 – team SOAS Schools (2015), the KCL Pro-Am, Oxford Women’s, the Maastricht Open, the Warsaw EUDC (2016) and the Women’s EUDC (2016). We are very excited for her to bring her extensive competition coordination experience to the team.
POFELA NDZOZI Pofela is a passionate debater with a focus on developing debating skills in Africa. He has been active in the Zimbabwean circuit since 2010 and helped found the Lupane State University Debate Society. Notably he was the best adjudicator at the ZNDC (2011), Tab Master at the ZNDC (2012), the SANUDC (2016), the PAUDC (2014, 2015, 2016), the NUST Open Debate Challenge (2015), Tournament Director at the ZNDC (2013) and a volunteer at the WUDC Berlin (2012). He has been CA at more than ten tournaments and tab master at more than thirty.
TIM DE WET Timothy is a UCT medical student, currently doing an MSc on the Bacterial Cell Biology of TB and likely to never leave university. Initially introduced to the UCTDU while still in high school, Timothy’s university debating experience has included adjudicating and breaking at the SANUDC (2013), PAUDC (2014) and Western Cape Provincials (2014), as well as judging at the WUDC Malaysia (2015) Timothy is an incredibly experienced adjudicator and accomplished public speaker. Timothy has acted as Tab Master for the UCT Open (2015, 2016) and UCT 150th Year Open (2015) and has received rave reviews for his calm and trusted speed and efficiency. He is looking forward to spending his December 2019 holidays involved in intensive admin.
Organising Committee Youâ€™re in safe hands CONVENER: MATTHEW BARRY Matthew is a fourth year Mechanical Engineering student from the University of Cape Town. Matthew has been debating since 2008 having spoken at both the SANSDC and the SANUDC. Since 2014 he has decided to focus on debating administration and during his career he has served on numerous committees, most recently as convener of the UCT Open (2015, 2016), the UCT 150th Year Open (2015), and socials director of the SANUDC (2016) and the former Treasurer of the UCT Debating Union. A tireless perfectionist, Matthew is committed to ensuring that the 2019 WUDC will be one of the best run tournaments ever. Trust him, heâ€™s an engineer.
CONVENER: MARCUS GAWRONSKY Marcus is currently in his fourth year of studies at the University of Cape Town, pursuing a Business Science degree in Finance with Accounting. He is the outgoing Treasurer-General of the Student Representative Council and the current Treasurer of the UCT Debating Union. Marcus has competed on Provincial schools teams 4 years in a row and has served as both Finance Director and a Provincial Coach for the Western Cape Schools Debating Board. Recently, he has have served as convener of the UCT Open (2015, 2016) and the UCT 150th Year Open (2015), as well as Finance Director of the SANSDC (2014).
TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR: EMMA TIFFIN Emma is a graduate science student majoring in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Cape Town and will be pursuing her honours in 2017. A relatively latecomer to the debate scene, she enjoys adjudicating and speaking, and has served as a DCA for UCT Internal League (2016). She judged at the UCT Open (2015) and the UCT 150th Year Open (2015). Having recently help run the UCT Open (2016), Emma is now in the Netherlands judging at the WUDC (2017). Mother City born and bred she has the uncanny know-how of a native Capetonian to ensure all everything goes off without a hitch.
SPONSORSHIP: MATTHEW GRANELLI Matthew is currently pursuing his honours at the University of Cape Town having just completed a Bachelor of Commerce in Politics, Philosophy and Economics. Matthew is a commited member of the UCT Debating Union and was responsible for directing the UCT Consulting Clubâ€™s 2016 Case Competition and is more experienced than most university students when it comes to working with the corporate sector. He also holds a position on the executive committee of the Gender and Sex Project (GASP), a recently founded organisation that facilitates discussions with high school learners about a variety of gender and sex issues, a topic that he is passionate about. LOGISTICS AND VOLUNTEERS: NTHULANE PHATHUTSHEDZO EMMANUEL Phathu started debating on the rural comprehensive institution know as the University of Venda. Passionate about the sport he is one that will put everything in the backseat to see a tournament through. Some of his accolades includes being in a few debate invitational finals in the South African debating community and his most recent accolade is being second best speaker in PAUDC (2016). He was also a tournament director for SAUNDC in (2015). His dream is to see Africa offer one of the best WUDC there has ever been, from cultural experiences, debates and to the efficiency of the tournament. The WUDC has never been in safer hands
MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS: TAYLA BLUFF Tayla is a 3rd year student at UCT studying towards a B.SocSci in Neuropsychology and Organisational Psychology. She has been a member of the UCTDU Exuctive Committee as the Socials Director and is passionate about schools debating, particulary as the Funding Director of the Tethani Debating League, who works with schools in the underprivilaged areas of Cape Town. She also involved with campus radio as a producer and content manager. Taylaâ€™s passion for people is evident in everything she does, she is dedicated and hardworking and we are very excited to have her on the team.
Even More Organising Committee Look, more hands! REGISTRATION: LUCHULUMANCO NANTO Luchulumanco, believes that community development is about the active involvement of people with issues that affect their lives. It is a process based on the sharing of power, skills, knowledge and experience. Debate is a way of empowering and transforming the youth in and out of school. During his debating career Luchulumanco has been awarded best adjudicator at the Western Cape University Debating Championships (2015), was the registration director of the SANUDC (2016), a DCA at the Western Cape Schools Debating Championships (2016), finalist judge at the UCT Open (2016), and a DCA at the Western Cape University Debating Championships (2016)
ACCOMMODATION AND HOSPITALITY: CHARITY MAKHALA Charity Makhala is a post graduate Linguistics student at the university of Botswana. She has always been passionate about developing both University and schools debate in Africa. She has served in numerous CAPs including CAâ€™ing the Pan African Universities Debate Championships (2012 & 2015), Zanzibar Open (2016), South African National Universities Debate Championships (2014) to mention but a few. As a member of the organizing committee she has served as convener for Books Botswana Schools Championships (2015) - now known as Orate Africa, Impact Africa Schools (2017) convener. She plans to ensure that you have a comfortable and fun stay at Cape Town.
ACCOMMODATION AND HOSPITALITY: LOLWETHU LUTHULI Lolwethu is a Financial Information Systems Student at the Cape Peninsular University of Technology. She has served as the Cottage Debate Society secretary (2014, 2015), the UCT Open ACA (2015), and octo-finalist adjudicator at the SANUDC (2015), DCA at the Stellenbosch Novice Tournament (2016), novice final judge at the UCT Open (2016), convener of the SANUDC (2016), quarter finalist judge at the PAUDC (2016) a peer educator (2016) and a CPA Youth Parliament member.
INTERNAL EQUITY OFFICER: QAQAMBA QANGULE Qaqamba Qangule has served the secretary general of both the University of the Western Cape and Wits University debating unions as well as Vice President of the Pan-African University Debating Queer Forum and the Activate Executive (the queer rights group at the University of Witwatersrand). She also works as a schools coach in Gauteng. She has also served as equity officer at 5 tournaments, including the PAUDC (2016). She is a black polyamorous pansexual womxn that is passionate in pushing black radical feminism and creating safe spaces of engagement for all.
GENERAL MEMBER: ADAM KLEINSCHMIDT
GENERAL MEMBER: GREG MULLER
GENERAL MEMBER: DESMOND FAIRALL
GENERAL MEMBER: GUSTAV MBEHA
Budget Background How it was made and the sponsorship outlook THE CONFERNCE MANAGEMENT CENTRE The UCT Conference Management Centre will be responsible for handling all finances during the tournament. They will collect registration fees, liase with sponsors, pay vendors and ensure that everything stays within budget.
THE BUDGET The budget has been drawn up between the Orgcomm and the CMC and should accurately reflect what it will cost to host the WUDC in Cape Town in 2019. All amounts have taken inflation (10% year-on-year) into account and the tournament is possible without any sponsorship at a cost R8800 (aprox. $650) per person.
The CMC falls under the umbrella of the universityâ€™s central finance body which allows us to easily work with the various other service providers at UCT, where the majority of budget is spent. There are numerous other advantages to this relationship, most notably with regards to potential sponsors
Should the previously mentioned discounts from the university be secured we should be able to charge a registration fee of R6500 (aprox. $480). We are expecting to be able to finalise those details with the University in January 2017.
SPONSORSHIP OPPURTUNITIES There are three major sources of sponsorship we expect to secure, discounts on university services, government grants and corporate donations.
Any other sponsorship we receive will be used in two ways: Some funds will be specifically earmarked for debating development and inclusivity and this will be channeled towards a scholarship programme in order to help subsidise delegates from regions historically underrepresented at WUDC for financial and other reasons.
With regards to discounts on university services we are very optimistic. Our current budget assumes that we will be paying the full internal rate, however many of these items can be significantly reduced. We have already recived positive indications that we may be charged the academic rate for accommodation, an almost 100% reduction in cost, and that venue hire may be waived (which it already is for all UCT societies under normal conditions). Working with the CMC will help us in this regard.
Any other funds will be used to improve the quality of the tournament and lower the registration fee further.
The likely hood of securing government grantâ€™s is also very strong, although the amounts are not normally as large. We have received some firm offers from the Cape Town and Western Cape Convention Center, and they are going to be assisting us in sourcing more funding should the bid be successful. Finally corporate donors will be more willing to sponsor our tournament with us being attached to the university and having the funds managed by a university entity. The Conference Management Center managed to successfully raise all the funds required for the 2014 International Maths Olympiad and are confident that they can assist us in securing sponsorship for this tournament as well.
Tournament Budget Zero Sponsorship INCOME Registration fees
Observers Officials and IAs
1460 TOTAL INCOME
UCT CMC Flat Rate
Vat On The Co-Ord Fee
UCT Venue Hire
Jameson Bus Shuttles
1,400,000.00 50,000.00 Subtotal
Accommodation Single Room In UCT Residence
Breakfast: Meals In UCT Residence
Lunch Meals In UCT Residence
Dinner Meals In UCT Residence
Org Comm Meals (27th Dec)
Council Meals (1st Jan)
Technical & Computer Requirements Audiovisual Equipment And Technicians
UCT IT Services
Flights & Transport Travel Subsidies
Petrol Allowance For Organising Committee
1,200,000.00 10,000.00 Subtotal
Registration Material Tournament Pack: Includes Accreditation
Promotional & Printed Material Banners For Jameson Hall
Printing: Ballots, Signage
Opening Ceremony 28th Dec Catering (Finger Food) in Leslie Social
Entertainment (incl Marimba Band)
DĂŠcor & AV
New Years Event Catering (Braai) Sports Centre & Rugby Field
Closing Ceremony 3rd Jan Catering: Dinner in Leslie Social Entertainment and Mc
DĂŠcor & AV
General Expenses Communications, Walkie Talkies, etc.
Admin/Onsite Staff & Transport of Reg Material
UCT Supercare (Cleaning & Set-Up)
UCT Traffic Services
VCS Charges (Virtual Card Services)
Bank Charges UCT
Credit Card Charges
Appendix: Conference Management Centre
Offcial bid document for the Cape Town WUDC 2019