Concordia High School learner, Kudzai Sibanda, has won the provincial YCA contest held in Paarl, on 17 August 2013. YCA – Young Communicators (Ambassadors) Award, sponsored by Anglo American and the Sowetan newspaper, is the most prestigious speech contest for English second language speakers in the country.
As the winner of the Eden and Central Karoo Education district competition, Kudzai competed against 13 district winners in the province. He triumphantly returned as the provincial winner of the YCA speech contest.
Under the tutelage of his teacher, Ms. Verhaelst, Kudzai – a Zimbabwean national – was able to enthrall judges and audience alike with his speech entitled, “I am not a threat”, which focused on his experiences as a foreign refugee.