HIGH SCHOOL LEARNERS TO DEBATE SOLUTIONS TO COMBAT SOUTH AFRICA'S ROAD CARNAGES
GAUTENG-: The Road Traffic Management Corporation (RTMC) in partnership with the National Department of Basic Education will host a National Participatory Educational Techniques (PET) Competition and Road Safety
Debate from 1-5 October 2018 at The Lakes Hotels in Benoni, Johannesburg.
Approximately 250 learners from all provinces, including learners with disabilities will compete to become the national champions in debate and design of the best road safety model.
The National Participatory Educational Techniques is a knowledge transfer project aimed at changing learners' attitude towards road safety issues by means of participatory education.
Informed by the National Road Safety Strategy (NRSS), the project is directed at high schools (particularly grade
10 and 11) and encourages learners to identify road safety problems within their communities and to find solutions by way of research into the problems and thereby providing them with a hands-on opportunity in solving their own community's road safety problems.
On 5 October 2018 the project will culminate in a national competition where winning schools will be awarded prizes by the Minister of Transport, Dr Bonginkosi Nzimande.