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Wordbooks are available - sent via email once registration is complete
Registration and payment questions
How do I register?
I have completed the registration form. How can I make payment?
*Make sure you used the correct reference
How can I pay? What options will PayFast give me?
Debit Card, Credit Card, SCode (cash deposits), Instant EFT, MasterPass and Bitcoin
How can I make a cash deposit?
PayFast has an option to pay using a cash deposit, please activate this by selecting SCode. SCode payments can be made at any Checkers, Checkers Hyper, Shoprite, Usave, House & Home, Post Office, and OK Furniture.
Follow the steps above and upon checkout, press the SCode option.
Competition logistic questions
When and where is the competition held?
The competition dates and times can be found on the Calendar page. Venues will be released by the stipulated date every year.
What time does it start?
Bumble Bees registration starts at 8am - competition starts at 8.30am
Honey Bees registration starts at 10am - competition starts after Bumble Bees prize giving
Melittidae Bees registration starts at 12am - competition starts after Honey Bees prize giving
Who qualifies for provincials?
The top 10 from each region qualify to go through to the provincial competition
Who qualifies for nationals?
The top 5 from each province qualify for the national competition
Who must pay for travel and accommodation?
All travel costs are covered by the participants themselves. Master Spelling Bee can suggest accommodation for the national competition, but they are not required to provide travel and accommodation for participants for any level of competition. We continue to work on obtaining sponsorships/partnerships that can subsidise this cost.
I did not get my wordbook?
Wordbooks are sent via email once your registration is complete. If you would like Master Spelling Bee to print and send you a word book, there is an extra fee of R200 per book. If you have misplaced your email, use the contact us form and request the confirmation email be resent. It can only be resent to the email address that is registered.
I am running late on competition day?
Unfortunately, once registration check ins close on competition day, you are no longer able to compete, and you forfeit your registration fees.
I am no longer able to attend my allocated regional/provincial/national competition?
Please let us know so that we can extend the invite to the next runner up.
At regional level, if you are not able to attend your region, you are able to compete at another region within the same province to try and qualify for provincials.
At provincial level, if you are not able to attend the competition then you fall out of the competition and forfeit your place.
At national level, if you are not able to attend the competition then you fall out of the competition and forfeit your place.
What must I wear to competition?
Participants should please wear their school uniform. It is the right of the judges to disqualify a participant for not wearing their school uniform.