About Us

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Vibrant, interactive and engaging competition platforms for learners across the world.


Master Spelling Bee seeks to:

  • Influence the educational landscape firstly in South Africa, then Africa and the world by providing a platform for learners to engage with educational material in a competitive space
  • Build professional, intense and enjoyable world class competitions for participants and spectators
  • Instill excellence in participants, organizers and volunteers

Our Purpose: 

  • To set a platform for learners in South Africa to improve skills associated with good spelling habits.
  • To help learners enhance their competitive skills under pressure.
  • To provide an opportunity for learners to understand their skills and capability in spelling.


Who can participate?

  • Learners from grade 4 -12 are eligible to participate. A learner may be younger but may not be more than 2 years older than the genrally expected age of that specific grade. Example: a grade 4 learner is generally expected to be 10 during their grade 4 year so a participant may not be older than 12 years at the end of the calendar year.
  • Although the child must be registered at any school in the Republic of South Africa they do not have to register as part of a school group. Registration can be done individually without the assistance of the school.
  • Learners must however register within the scheduled date and time to be eligible for participation.
  • Participants must have paid required registration fee as mentioned in the Registration & Fees section below.



-Bumble Bees      : grade 4-6

-Honey Bees        : grade 7-9

-Melittidae Bees   : grade 10-12


How does the Competition work?

Every learner can participate in the regional competition. Only the top 10 are invited to the provincial competition. From the provincial competition, only the top 5 are invited to the National competition. There are 3 winners at National level.


Do you have what it takes to be South Africa’s next Master Speller?

Registrations is closed