‘Nkwezela’ is 50 years

2015-07-23 06:00

Fezeka High School in Gugulethu prides itself for producing the likes of Idols finalist and actress Poseletso Sejosingoe, including influential personalities like current auditor general Kimi Makwetu, to name but a few, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

To mark this milestone, alumni and former staff are invited to a plennary session in order to celebrate this achievement.

Formerly situated at the present municipal offices, famously know as iFezeka endala, it was moved to its present site in the 70’s, to the street previously known as NY2, but now bears the school’s name.

Other luminaries from the school include community activist Jeff Mamputha, Rural Development deputy minister Mcebisi Skwatsha, ANC NEC member Tony Yengeni and former MEC Whitey Jacobs.

According to the school’s long standing principal, Bucks Baloyi their proud history of achievement, which includes a trophy collection so large that it is spread over three rooms is deserving of a big spectacle.

“We want everyone that has been a student at this school to come forward and assist us in preparing for this big event.

Fifty decades is a long time and we would really appreciate that our former students can come back to help us with this task,” said Baloyi, who came back from retirement to assist as caretaker head at the school after retiring in 2006.

He had been at the helm since 1991 after beginning his career as a teacher at the same school in the ‘70s. Over the years, the school gained a reputation as one of the best in producing the best academic results.

Baloyi reminisced about the school’s days of glory.

“The school received its first piece of silverware in 1968 when it produced the best academic among other black schools in the country. It was called the Phindakhethe Trophy and since then we have never looked back,” Baloyi remembered.

In 2003 learner Nothemba Khontyo was crowned the best science student in the country scoring herself a visit by the then president Thabo Mbeki and a trip to USA’s Nasa. Baloyi said that there were many proud moments for the school outside of the classroom. “We were also very competitive in sports and athletics. We were one of the first schools to introduce a girl’s football team in 2000. Most of the trophies at school were collected by our choirs and is one of the well known in the choral music sector,” he said.

. The meeting will take place on Sunday 26 July at 14:00 at the school

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