Inkamana High School
Old Boys' and Girls' Page
- Mbongiseni Patrick Buthelezi - "Patrick was born in Ulundi
where he received his primary education before moving to the Inkamana High
School in Vryheid. He was always a top student, despite the fact that his
father left school after Standard Two and his mother is illiterate. As well
as his mother tongue of isiZulu, he has an impeccable command of English, a
knowledge of Afrikaans and German and he is currently studying Italian!"
[from: artsmart arts news from kwazulu-natal dance]
- Khumbulani Dladla: "I'm so happy for INKAMANA. I also didn't
know that the school has the website. This is Khumbulani Dladla, who went to
the school in 2000, unfortunately I left after grade 10. But, I learnt a lot
there during these three years I spent there, ACTUALLY THAT'S WHERE I LEARNT
THE BEST WAY OF LIVING THE REAL LIFE, And there are people I would like to
thank the most, those are Mrs Johnson and Bro. Placidus Makhanya. Thanks a
lot, I wish what u've done you could do to others. Right now I'm in
University of KwaZulu Natal doing Computer Science,2nd year of course. THANK
YOU ALL." email@example.com
- Nokwazi Dlamini, 433 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30312 USA:
Matriculated in 1994.
- Samvu Gumede:
"Samvu matriculated from Inkamana High School
in Vryheid in 1985 and obtained a B Proc and LLB degree from the University of
Natal. He commenced articles with our Durban associates, Garlicke & Bousfield,
in June 1994 but interrupted his articles at the end of June 1994 after he was awarded a
scholarship to Georgetown University (Washington DC). Samvu read for a Masters
in International and Comparative Law at Georgetown, with a focus on international business
transactions, and he completed his studies in May 1995. He worked in the
international department of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in their Washington office for a
year. Thereafter he completed his articles at Garlicke & Bousfield, working
initially in the shipping and international trade department and then moving to the
commercial department for the duration of his articles. He joined our Commercial
Department in July."
[from: Bowman Gilfillan Hayman Godfrey Inc. - Website]
- Sinotho Nosihawu Khumalo, P O Box 831, Nqutu 3135
Matriculated in 2003
- Buyisile Kubheka,
"It's so nice to see something from Inkamana since I was a student there once.
Please try put something in about students GOOD JOB!!!!"
- Cassius Reginald Lubisi, Department of Education,
University of Natal,
Private Bag X01,
"I moved to Inkamana High School, a Benedictine school
in Vryheid in the province of KwaZulu-Natal for my secondary schooling (Grades 8 to 12).
It is at Inkamana, under the mentorship of Sister Dorothea Derse (OSB), that I
strengthened my interest in Mathematics." Matric: 1984
- Themba G Mathe, Durban:
"I matriculted at Inkamana in 1982. It was so thrilling to read and hear about
what is taking place there. The site is so informative and well designed - Typical of
- Sphesihle Mathenjwa from Ingwavuma Ekuhlehleni:
"I matriculated at Inkamana in 2006 now I am in Durban (UKZN). I was so
happy to read about Inkamana because at Inkamana I Learnt a lot of important
things about life and that is why I am able to cope at university, Inkamana
taught me that a candle looses nothing of its light by lighting another
candle, I miss all the staff members and how can I forget the CHOIR".
- Mthembeni Mbatha, Principal of Mathunjwa Secondary School:
"The first is the calibre and dedication of its principal, Mthembeni
Mbatha, a former pupil of another miracle school nearby, Inkamana Secondary,
and a graduate of the University of Zululand. "I decided to put
policies similar to those at Inkamana in place," says Mbatha.
"There they trained us in many things, they made us work." [from:
school shines amid neglect]
- Lulama Mkosana - Molotsi:
"This is so unbelievable that I came across this website by
chance!!! This is so good. I am proudly Inkamanian. Thanks to
all the teachers and the whole of Inkamana community that played a major
role in my life. Keep up the good work. Kindly keep us posted on
the whereabouts of Sisters, Brothers, Teachers and Fathers also mention
those that have passed on. God Bless you all! Lulama Mkosana - Molotsi HR
Executive Siyahamba Engineering (PTY) LTD Tel # 011-824 2183 Fax # 011-824
- Xolani Osborne Mnyandu, Durban
"I'd like to congratulate and extend my most sincere gratitude to
the community of Inkamana, for being able to attempt a link with ex-scholars
of the school. The website consoles the nostalgic episodes that I suffer
from having had to leave a community I knew and loved after completing my
matric. Thank you everybody, thank you Sr. Mary-George (Std6 class-teacher)
for bridging religion and our everyday lives, thank you Br. Placid for
molding our emotions and opinions into focus, thank you Sr. Francis for
having always reminded us the beautiful nature of God, thank you Sr.
Athanasia for being the example of how loyalty and pragmatism is a necessity,
thank you Mr. Gregory for challenging my mathematics skills so much I felt
depressed having had a "B" matric higher grade (is he good or
what!!!), thank you also for making me realise how much quality there is in
this life we're living- you gave me an ear for Bach, Strauss, Handel,
Beethoven and Mozart only to name a few, dankie Mevrou Steenkamp u was die
beste Afrikaans onderwyseris, so goed dat ek luister na radio twee-duisend
net om daardie (passionate) taal te hoor. I will never forget the late Sr.
Maria for her excellent skills in teaching, as well as her witty ways of
getting us to work on a hot Summer afternoon. How can I forget a great
friend of mine and English teacher Mrs. Gregory, did I mention that she was
just too great- God bless you Chris. Mrs Grobelaar, a real lady, soft-spoken
and could contain her anger and irritability so much you would bet she was
living in the 19th century. Mrs Johnstone, tough as nails but jolly. Thank
you so much guys, I'll always be thankful to you. Now, how can I forget Fr.
Abbot- Thank you for allowing me to attend Verspers with the monks, it made
me find things I may have never known I had in me, like my sincere urge to
communicate with God! Br. Bernard, you were a real monk, and us boys admired
that, Br. Andrew nothing would have changed without you, I bet this website
has something to do with you, ..... yes, yes, Inkamana was great, and I'll
always feel indebted to her. Your loyal ex-scholar Osborne"
- Cynthia Mpati,
Umlazi College of Further Education,
Private Bag X08,
Mobeni, KwaZulu Natal 4060, South Africa,
"Drawing on her own experiences growing up in a family that placed great emphasis on
education, Mr. Mpati said her schooling at Inanda Seminary in Durban and at the Roman
Catholic Inkamana High School in Vryheid had made her aware of the bigger challenges
From Preachers to Teachers New Techniques in KwaZulu Natal]
- Dr. Vincent E. Msibi, Heatherdale, Pretoria:
"I was a student at Inkamana from 1973. It was wonderful being a member of that
family . I think we should also have an Old Girl 's Page. Is it possible to catologue a
full list of former Inkamana and St Joseph students ? Keep up the good work . God
- Lionel Percival Hercules Mbeki Mtshali, Premier of KwaZulu-Natal
- Professor LBG Ndabandaba, Minister of Education and Culture in the KwaZulu-Natal Cabinet:
"Professor LBG Ndabandaba was educated at the following schools: Vryheid
Government Primary School and Inkamana High School in KwaZulu-Natal."
- Nhlanhla Gregory Ngcobo, P.O.Box 498, Clernaville 3602,
matriculated in 1996
- Nokuthula Ngubane
"I am an alumni of Inkamana High School who graduated in 1987.
would like to be included in the alumni section of Inkamana's website.
... I spent some of the best years of my life at Inkamana. The values that
were reinforced at Inkamana, i.e hard-work, discipline, and the belief in
the Christian Faith, have served me well over the years. Since my days at
Inkamana I went on to attain a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Politics
and Government from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, USA and a
Masters Degree in Public Affairs Journalism from the University of Illinois
at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Presently, I serve as the Chief Executive Officer
of the Jacob G Zuma RDP Education Trust.
With best wishes,
Catherine Hazel Nokuthula Ngubane ...
Jacob G Zuma RDP Education Trust
031 332 6561 (Tel)
031 332 6241 (Fax)
071 970 3652 (Mobile)"
- Sicelo Ntuli:
"Before coming to UCT, Mr Ntuli completed
Grades 8 to 11 at a Roman Catholic school, Inkamana, in Pietermaritzburg."
- Thabani Phiri, P.O Box 9609, Vryheid 3100:
matriculated in 2002.
- Generous Mabutho Shangase,
Wits University, Johannesburg:
"Congratulations!!! I didn't know my school was this advanced, I was just surfing
and I came across our website. I am also proud to be the first Inkamana Student to sign
the page. God bless you all Peace!!"
- Mfanafuthi Sithole
"I would like to thank all the teachers for their support, and for
showing quite a great deal of dedication. I will forever be grateful for
everything u did for me.I would also like to thank the following teachers,
for helping me to be where I am today; Bro.Placidus, Mr. John Gregory, Mrs.
A Johnstone( you taught me a great deal of respect, thank you) and last but
not least Mev. I Steenkamp."
- Sinenhlanhla Sithole (nee Khuzwayo)
"Greetings to you. I accidentally came across
this webpage while checking something completely different!!! You cannot
believe my excitement when I found it. I am Sinenhlanhla Sithole (nee
Khuzwayo), who matriculated from Inkamana in 1981 – (I was known as S’ne).
It was such a great honour being a part of such a wonderful family and I
hope one day we will have a big reunion as Inkamana former students – before
we become all grey and wrinkly… It would be interesting though to see if we
would still recognize one another. All the best! S’ne Sithole Midrand,
- Thembinkosi Zondi, University of Cape Town, Leo Marquad Room No.
720, Rondebosch firstname.lastname@example.org
matriculated in 2003
- Prince Gideon Layukona Zulu, Minister For Social Welfare and Population Development, Government of the
Province of KwaZulu-Natal (RSA):
"Attended Inkamana High School - passed Matriculation in 1956."
- Siphesihle G. Zwane. Matriculated 2003. University of KwaZulu
Mrs Pamela Ashcroft
Abbot Francis Benedict, O.S.B.
"In order to
maintain a link with Valyermo's missionary origins he assisted the Benedictine
Missionary Abbey of Inkamana in South Africa as high school teacher,
novicemaster, and director of vocations from January, 1983 to January, 1984."
[from: mnk-fra1] email@example.com
Sister Frances Betz O.S.B. · Teacher from 1989 to 2000 ·
St. Augustine Indian Mission PO Box GG Winnebago NE 68071 U.S.A.
Sr. Dorothea Derse O.S.B. · Peramiho
What is this page all about?
- Two of the alumni of Inkamana High School contacted us (see above), asking to create an
internet page for former students of Inkamana High School.
- We think, this is a good idea.
- Please contact all the old boys (and girls) who would like to contribute
to this page and ask them to send an e-mail to webmasterinkamana.org
The web servant of Inkamana.
For further comments and suggestions send an e-mail to the
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