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Year of 2017

Vera Scott

Vera Scott Class of 1987 has been appointed as Extraordinary Associate Professor in Public Health at UWC.  Congratulations for your hard work!

Bev Hancock (Steer)

Bev Hancock (Steer) Class of 1981 is a conversational catalyst.  She inspires people and companies to use words to create the world that they desire.  Bev has worked with many multinationals and currently plays a leadership role in the Smart City Initiative in Nelson Mandela Bay. Bev says small business growth is in her view the key success factor to economic growth and empowerment.

Kevin Benkenstein

Kevin Benkenstein  Grade 7 (1998) a cyclist trying to make a difference in other lives.  Kevin supports a fund raising event called Qhubeka where funds are raised to purchase bicycles for  families.  Kevin has covered over 3000kms of Australian territory and plans to gain 8,848m of elevation (which is the height of Mr Everest) on the beautiful slopes of South Africa during this year.   Kevin says that he has to do a lot of mental preparation for these challenges and says it’s not the climb he has to conquer but his mind.  We are so proud of you Kevin.

Abby Solms (Adie)

In the toughest conditions in over a decade, Abby Solms (Addie) class of 2007 managed to claim the title after three flawless days of paddling at the 2017 FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon.  In the Ladies race of the Fish River Marathon, Abby powered her way to victory with confidence. Won Fish River Canoe Marathon (October 2016) making me the first lady to have 5 consecutive wins Won Drak challenge 2017 and first person to have won 7 Drak challenger titles Won Dusi canoe marathon 2017.

Gabi Kietzka

Gabi Kietzka Class of 2009 is a researcher, currently doing her PhD in Conservation and Ecology at the University of Stellenbosch. Gabi explains the importance of dragonflies, nature’s messenger, in indicating the health of an ecosystem.

Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki

Thandeka Gqubule-Mbeki 1983 writes a compelling story about Thuli Madonsela and reminds us of Madonsela’s moral compass and dignity, both during her role as Public Protector and in her private life.

Amy Webster

Amy Webster 2007 at the KwaZulu-Natal Young Achievers Wildlands Awards was nominated and WON in the Environment category for her work on the Sustainable Schools Program with Wildlands and the YouthForLions campaign with Blood Lions. Pictured with Ms Simone Dale 1997

Lana Kruger

Lana Kruger 2010 named woman of the month August by Tazzy Untangled (for the modern woman) blog. Lana a passionate entrepreneur who followed her dreams with her love of baking. Her amazing energy and strong will have helped her achieve her dreams of a successful business. Please click here for more information.


Candice Sessions (Mills)

Candice Sessions (Mills) 2002 Marketing Manager recently interviewed on Expresso breakfast show as part of a PR campaign for the launch of Tetley Green Tea.

Mpumelelo Maphumulo

Congratulations to Mpumelelo Maphumulo who was selected for the SA hockey u16 high performance squad at the conclusion of the u16 IPT.

Brittany Petersen

Brittany Petersen 2012 Cyclist and Paddler. She won the KZN Cycling Road Race Time Trials and placed 4th in the KZN Cycling Road Race.

Mbali Matandela

Mbali Matandela 2011 Studied Gender and Transformation at Rhodes University and has been awarded a scholarship by the Rhodes Trust to study at Oxford University.

Robyn Owen (Kime)

Robyn Owen (Kime) 2007 Canoeist and top Trail Runner. She recently completed the 3100m Rhino Peak Challenge in the southern Drakensberg. Robyn has won: 2 K1 & 3 K2 Dusi titles, 1 Drak Challenge title and a K1 & K2 Fish River title.

Julie Lee

Julie Lee 2011 Squash Player and Cyclist. She placed 2nd in the KZN Road Race Time Trials in January and placed 5th in the KZN Cycling Road Race.

Caitlin Peters

Caitlin Peters 2013 Studying Civil Engineering at UCT and is on the Dean’s Merit List for 2016.

Year of 2016

Nonjabulo Ndwandwe

Listen and watch: remember this name Nonjabulo Ndwande Class of 2014.
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Zuki Mzozoyana

Zuki Mzozoyana Epworth Class of 1997 Head of the Young Entrepreneur Foundation. Offering financial literacy and enterprise programmes to children from previously disadvantaged communities and has joined up with Danie Jacobs the Founder of The Young Entrepreneur Foundation

“When you are 7 years old – believe it or not – you can learn how to start and run your own micro-enterprise. You can also learn financial literacy.” Click Here for more information.

Siseko Jafta (Prep School 2004) – new General Manager of the KZN Rugby Union

Durban – The KwaZulu-Natal Rugby Union and the Sharks have announced the appointment of 24-year-old Siseko Jafta as general manager of the KZNRU, effective from January 1, 2017.

There have been some structural changes within the KZNRU as both the amateur and professional bodies at the union have committed to closely aligning themselves to further strengthen and grow the game in KZN.

Jafta takes over the reins from current KZNRU CEO, Pete Smith, 62, who after close-on 25 years of service, is retiring at the end December 2016.

Margie van Zyl Chapman

Margie van Zyl Chapman is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at Geratec in Capetown, South Africa. A social worker by profession, she has worked for many years in the field of ageing, with a particular interest in long-term care and partnership development. She is passionate about networking, helping organisations to share their stories, and partnership development for the greater good. Margie has served as on the IAHSA Board of Directors since 2009. She served as IAHSA Board Chair from 2014 through 2015.

Nono Sekhoto

Nono live on BBC Channel 400
Nono Sekhoto (Class of 1999) was identified as one of three interesting young farmers on the African continent and featured on Focus on Africa, BBC Channel 400, on 28 July. The interviewees were a farmer from Ghana, another from Kenya and our Nono, who farms in South Africa. The BBC team flew from London and spent two days with Nono on the farm to do a story on her experience as a young female commercial farmer.

Emma Boreham

Saving Lives

Emma Boreham (2004) is an Advanced Life Support (ALS) paramedic who has been saving lives in PMB for 13 years. Last year, Emma accepted a contract as a paramedic in Afghanistan based at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) airfield. She is now working in Ghana as part of a private clinic group that has a 911 service. Emma’s ultimate dream is to work on the New Zealand northern island rescue helicopter as she enjoys aviation medicine and search and rescue operations.



Brenda Gourley Scholarship for the 2nd ranked undergraduate student on all five campuses. Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for the top ranked Humanities undergraduate proceeding from 2 year to 3 year of study. Townley Williams Scholarship for the best student entering the final year of study in a first degree (excluding Medicine)


Malegapuru W Makgoba Scholarship for being the 3rd top ranked undergraduate in Humanities.


  • ANELE NGUBANE (2012): SA U19 squash
  • ZIYANDA NGCOBO (2010):  KZN U19 netball
  • NOLWAZI NJILO (2012): KZN U18 netball

The Jarvis Kaplan Cup

The Jarvis Kaplan Cup (adult version of the Interprovincial Squash Tournament) was held in Pietermaritzburg from 11-15 July 2016.

The Midlands team, which came second in the Ladies B section, consisted of one current Epworth pupil, Noël Lee, and four past pupils, namely Maxine Gouweloos (nee Windelberg-2007), Ashton O’Neill (2008), Heather Mullon (O’Neill-2007) and Shannon van Der Merwe (Zwart-2002).

The KZN team consisted of Samantha Kassner (Herbert- 1992) and Kate Rowe (1998).

Nono Sekhoto represented Central Gauteng at this tournament, and sisters Kim (2013) and Jess (2015) McDonald represented Northern Gauteng.

All these ladies have been coached by Sally White.

Well done to all!  You make us so very proud.

Marguerite (Osler) van der Merwe

Marguerite (Osler) van der Merwe, a resident of Kleinmond, near Cape Town, was awarded the prestigious CHANCELLOR’S MEDALLION at a graduation ceremony, University of the Free State, Bloemfontein, on Thursday 30 June, 2016, for “Exceptional service to South Africa and the world beyond our borders.” The award is in recognition of her many years of dedicated work in teaching and promoting the F.M. Alexander Technique in this country.

Says Cheryl Herbert, chairperson of SASTAT (South African Society of Teachers of the Alexander Technique) “I am so gladdened by the news of Marguerite’s extraordinary achievement in recognition of her work as an Alexander Technique teacher, and how this has met with who she is, how it has been assimilated and then lived out in all that she does as a Tai Chi instructor, poet, retreat and workshop leader, wife and mother, friend, author, walker and more besides.”

Scilla Edmonds Posthumus

Scilla Edmonds Posthumus  1973 writes eco-friendly children’s book click here to view.

Lynn Lillie

Lynn Lillie (Jefferson) 1980 inducted as Epworthian President by Epworth Chaplain Rebecca Schultz (Mills) 1994 assisted by outgoing Epworthian President Cathy Mc Donald (Dicks) 1988.

Honorary Life Membership

Honorary Life Membership bestowed on Pat Korte (Sykes) 1958. Past Parent, Board Member, Epworthian Executive and Museum Volunteer and Freda Waygood (Sports Coach since 1988). Click Here for more information.

Karin Slater

Karin Slater 1987 won the New York Festival International Best TV and Film award for the Al Jazeera documentary “Kenya Water Women”. Click here to view

Jenna Lambert

Jenna Lambert 2012 received her Bachelor of Sport Science degree cum laude.
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Isla Galloway

Isla Galloway 1978 recently interviewed by the Sunday Times Careers.
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Jen Thorpe

Jen Thorpe 2002 novel “The Peculiars” recently published.


Jordan Peek

Jordan Peek 2013 and mother Kim Peek (Epworth Sports Department Canoeing Coach) completed the “Dusi in a day ” gruelling 120 kms canoe marathon! Congratulations !

Yolande Nomoyi

Yolande Nomoyi (Dlamini) 2002 entrepreneur chef click here for more information.

Sarah Jayne Kelly

Sarah Jayne Kelly 2009 look out for this beautifully illustrated article in the March issue of SA Garden and Home.

Zama Memela

Zama Memela 2010 interviewed on Morning Live about her Easy Eating Taste Experience click here to view, she is also recently featured in Mercury supplement.

Eve Poplett

Eve Poplett 1999 Featured on Top Billing early February for planning celebrity weddings.

Year of 2015

Mapaseka Mokwele (Makoti)

Mapaseka Mokwele 1994 Journalist, Television and Radio Host, Entrepreneur and Speech Night Guest speaker.

Former Epworth boys excel

Four former Epworth Prep School boys, Martin Gill, James Patrick, Francis Makkink and Simon Krone, were amongst the top achievers at the 2015 St Charles College Speech Night. Their accomplishments are testimony to both the calibre of boys Epworth attracts and the quality of education it provides. There can’t be much more satisfying for a preparatory school than to see its former pupils featuring among the top scholars at a prestigious high school.

Grade 12 pupil, Martin Gill, was named Dux for 2015 and also received Honours for academics as well as trophies for Maths, Physics and Chemistry. He is also a valuable member of the St Charles first Golf team. Martin plans to study Actuarial Science at the University of Pretoria in 2016.

James Patrick, Francis Makkink and Simon Krone, who are currently in Grade 11, were selected as prefects for 2016. They were all recognised for academic excellence, receiving full academic colours. In addition, James was named Head of Culture Council. Simon Krone’s skills also extend to the sports field and he plays first team basketball and football for St Charles.

Nono Sekhoto

Nono Sekhoto Class of 1999 nominated by African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) to represent them as a board member of the National Farmer’s Co-Operative Bank of South Africa (NAFCOBSA).

Murray Starr

Murray Starr came 11th in the Dusi Canoe marathon

Nosipo Mgojo

Venns Attorneys is proud to announce the appointment of Nosipo Mgojo 1987, the current head of the firm’s Conveyancing Division, as chairperson of the firm from 1 May 2015. She started her career with the firm in 1997 and is a KwaZulu-Natal examiner for the national conveyancing examinations. Nosipo sits on the Epworth School Board and is a member of the Governing Council of the Seth Mokitini Methodist Seminary. She is pictured with out-going Chairman, Guy Smith (right) and Managing Director, Rob Stuart-Hill.

Bianca Haw

Bianca Haw 2013 Cover of Tread Magazine

Sanani Mangisa

Sanani Mangisa 2005 South African Ladies Hockey Team 100th Cap

Amy Greaves & Faye Cooper

Amy Greaves (no. 3) 2011  & Faye Cooper (no.2) 1999
Members of the South African Ladies Indoor Hockey Team

Year of 2014

Andrea Oellermann

Andrea Oellermann 2013 was selected to join the Cape Town City Ballet’s graduate programme. She is pictured with her ballet teacher, Brenda McLachlan.

Robyn Kime

Ladies Dusi Canoe Marathon winner, Robyn Kime 2007, with keen paddlers form Epworth’s Preparatory School.

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