Legacy of high standards

2008-01-16 00:00

It is common to say that our children are the nation’s future. Yet to give expression to such a sentiment, we might do well to look into the past for instruction and inspiration.

Taylor Street School, so named because it was located on then Jeff Taylor Crescent (later NMR, now Masabalala Yengwa Road), was founded in 1921 as a school for the children of the Married Quarters, a set of 120 houses set aside for African Christian families, that was positioned between the Magazine Barracks, inhabited by people of Indian descent, and migrant labour barracks for single Zulu-speaking men known to locals as “Msizini”.

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