CPUT Debate Society 

Reason our supreme scepter

Ideo nostrum summum sceptra

About Us

"It is absurd to hold that a man ought to be ashamed of being unable to defend himself with his limbs but not of being unable to defend himself with speech and reason, when the use of reason is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs" Aristotle

The CPUT Debate Society (DS) advances the belief that free and open discussion is essential to the establishment and preservation of open, democratic societies.

Through debate - a powerful means of encouraging critical thinking, personal expression and tolerance for the opinions of others, the DS provides students the opportunity to examine issues affecting their lives and their communities. To this end day the DS creates broad and inclusive debate clubs that encourage participation by all students of CPUT.