Welcome to ...The South African Literacy Association
Good public speaking skills are the easiest and most crucial skill that most of us need to take into the real world. One may not be expected to make ridiculous claims about a number of issues. However, one may be expected from time to time to make a speech that will really endear you to your target audience. Thus any form of persuasive/public speaking is an art and should be refined.
The Emalahleni English Orators NPC was founded in 2012, after 3 years of planning by the Incorporator, Mr. K. Du Plessis an English Teacher of profession.
The idea came about when numerous English and Afrikaans learners in the Mpumalanga Province in South Africa, liked to know why there are only Afrikaans Public Speaking competitions.
This Company is registered with CIPRO as a non-profit company, where we would like to give the youth of South Africa the opportunity to better themselves in the art of Public Speaking, as the youth of today, are tomorrows leaders.
The Emalahleni English Orators had great success with their competition during 2013 in Mpumalanga. In 2014 the competition was spread out over Mpumalanga, KZN Midlands and Gauteng with great success. During 2015 this competition had participants from Mpumalanga, Gauteng, KZN-Midlands, KZN-Coastal and Free State. We are proud to announce that our competition will also go as far as Limpopo in 2016. And 2016 was a fantastic year for the Emalahleni English Orators. We also introduced a reading competition which was an enormous success during 2016.
We would also like to inform you that we will be undergoing a name change during 2016/2017. All schools will be informed when this has been done. Only our Competition Name will change. Our competition will be known as The South African Literacy Association (SALA) as of 2017.
Competition Divisions for 2017:
Public Speaking Grade 1 – 12 (Only in English)
Reading Competition Grade 3 – 7 (English or Afrikaans)
Spelling BEE competition Grade 3 – 8 (Only in English)
Creative Writing: Short Paragraph or Short Essay Grade 4 – 12 (English or Afrikaans)