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The story of Nzuzo Mthethwa

60km past Vryheid there is a small town called Paulpietersburg. This is where Nzuzo Mthethwa grew up. From Grade 6 his dream had been to attend Westville Boys’ High School. A small boy with big dreams. In the Top 3 academically at the local primary school, Nzuzo studied hard but also trained hard for his […]

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Comments from Old Boy: Greg Foreman

Matric 1988 – Vice President DHL Supply chain North America (World’s largest logistics company) and Board member for Southern California Youth Rugby (SCYR) – happily married with 3 children living in San Clemente California.”I feel very privileged to have spent 5 character forming years at Westville Boys High School. It was at Westville that I […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Craig Duff

In the twelfth edition of Conversations with Old Boys, we chat to Craig Duff, an Old Boy with a considerable entrepreneurial record.  Craig, who matriculated in 1987, founded Varsity College three years after leaving school and helped to build it into a leading private tertiary institution. Varsity College was later bought by Advtech, where Craig […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Adrian Tiplady

In the eleventh edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to Dr Adrian Tiplady, who is a member of the team responsible for South Africa’s successful bid to host the International Square Kilometer Array (SKA) Project. The SKA is expected to become one of the largest and most technologically advanced scientific projects ever built. […]

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Great interest shown in new Westville Boys’ High Foundation

The Westville Boys’ High School Foundation is expected to grow from strength to strength following the overwhelming support expressed at is official launch on Friday 13 March.More than 120 guests packed into the Long Room on Bowden’s Field to hear about the progress of the Foundation thus far and its future plans.Despite the Foundation, a […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Chris Young

In the tenth edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to Dr Chris Young.  Chris, who matriculated from Westville Boys’ High School in 1999. He is a Clinical Fellow in Neurosurgery at Groote Schuur Hospital and the University of Cape Town.  He is a previous winner of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship which allowed him […]

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History & Traditions: The School Houses

Westville Boys’ High School (WBHS) has eight houses into which the pupils are divided for internal school sports and cultural competitions, and for delineating pupils into form classes in each grade. The number of houses has increased as the enrollment of pupils has grown through the history of WBHS and its predecessors. The first two […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Perry Kaye

In the ninth edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to Professor Perry Kaye, the first ever Head Boy of Westville High School.  Perry matriculated in 1959 as a member of the first matriculating class. He is currently the Director of the Centre for Chemico- and Biomedicinal Research at Rhodes University. Perry recently visited […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Richard Payne

In the eighth edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to Richard Payne, the Head Prefect of WBHS in 1991.  Richard is a qualified Chartered Accountant and consults in various fields including post-acquisition integration and change management. He has represented South Africa in both volleyball and beach volleyball.  Richard and his family have recently […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Samir Bhana

In the seventh edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to Samir Bhana, the Deputy Head Prefect from 1998.   Samir, who lives in Ireland, graduated with a MBA from the London Business School, and is currently Sales Manager at Twitter’s European Headquarters in Dublin.  Before moving overseas Samir had a successful career with SAB […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Waylon Murray

In the sixth edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to professional rugby player Waylon Murray.  Waylon, who was Head of School in 2003, played for the Westville 1st XV for three years. He has gone on to play first class rugby for a number of teams, and has played three Test matches for the […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Ken Gillings

In the fifth edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to accomplished author and tour guide, Ken Gillings.  Ken, who matriculated from Westville High School in 1964, worked in sales for most of his life.  He retired in 2003 from his position as the national sales manager for a fruit processing company, and now […]

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Conversations With Old Boys: Glenton Jelbert

In the fourth edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to Glenton Jelbert. Glenton, who matriculated from Westville Boys’ High School in 1994, read for a Phd in Condensed Matter Physics at the University of Cambridge. He has worked for various organisations in South Africa, the UK, Tanzania and Singapore. He was recently appointed […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Michael Ezekowitz

In the third edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to one of the world’s most distinguished noninvasive clinical cardiologists, Michael Ezekowitz, MD, Phd, FACC.  Michael was the guest speaker at the 2013 Prize Giving and Speech Night. He is a previous recipient of a Pro Meritus blazer, the highest award that Westville Boys’ […]

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History & Traditions: Forty Years On

The annual rousing farewell to the School by the matriculating classThe matriculants of Westville Boy’s High School stand. Many are teary-eyed.  All attention is on them, as the memories from their time at the School dart in and out of their minds. The pianist plays the introduction, and then in unison, the boys belt out […]

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Westville Boys’ High set to launch its new Foundation

Following more than 18 months of planning, Westville Boys’ High School (WBHS) is ready to officially launch its new Foundation. The Foundation, which is being launched in the 60th year of the School’s existence, will become the major fundraising vehicle for the institution. It has set itself the ambitious goal of raising R10 million Rand […]

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History & Traditions: The Charles Swain Memorial Bell

History and Traditions: The Charles Swain Memorial BellWestville Boys’ High School’s first memorial dates back to 1957. After the sudden death of Mr Charles Swain, a popular teacher at the school, it was decided to erect a permanent memorial to him.  A memorial bell was erected at the entrance to the school. On the Bell […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: Siya Sangweni-Fyn

In the second edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to Siya Sangweni-Fynn, one our newest old boys.  Siya, who matriculated from Westville Boys’ High School in 2013, is working his way up the ranks of South Africa’s “unscripted, uncensored and unradio” broadcast station, CliffCentral.com. For a young man who just more than a […]

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Conversations with Old Boys: George Earle

In the first edition of Conversations with Old Boys we chat to professional rugby player George Earle. George, who matriculated from Westville Boys’ High School in 2005, played for the Westville 1st XV for three years. He has gone on to play first class rugby for a number of teams. He is currently pursuing his […]

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Funds Raised

#9f3349 Raised 4,400,000 R towards the 10,000,000 R target.

Upcoming Events

Foundation AGM

All Donors will be invited to attend the AGM on Tuesday 25th September. Contact Pam Hayward (phayward@wbhs.co.za) for more information.

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