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Black and White into Gold – Jeppe High School for Boys

Sat Jun 1, 14:00 - Sat Jun 1, 16:00

Jeppe High School for Boys Entrance Gate


Jeppe High School for Boys is the oldest State School in Johannesburg and its history is inextricably tied to that of the city. It has survived wars, economic crises, and robust social change; entrenching itself as a highly-respected and much-treasured institution with a long list of illustrious alumni spanning over 100 years.

The school started its life as St Michael’s College in 1890 and briefly shut down during the South African / Anglo-Boer War before reopening as one of the Milner Schools in 1902 - accessible to both boys and girls until ‘Jeppe Girls’ opened in 1918. 

For much of the 20th century, ‘Jeppe Boys’ enjoyed a reputation as one of Joburg’s top schools but struggled to maintain its high standards during the democratic transition. Now, under the stewardship of Anton Demspey and the current headmaster, Dale Jackson, ‘Jeppe Boys’ has undergone something of a transformation and it is once again considered one of the country’s leading educational institutions - a great example of government-school exceptionalism, with a very diverse student body who demonstrate a fierce pride in their school.

So, don’t miss this rare opportunity to explore the hallowed halls of Jeppe Boys with your guides, Wade and Yvonne Venter. It’s a revealing journey across the campus of this remarkable educational institution that will appeal to old boys and newcomers alike!

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and bring along a sun hat, sunblock and drinking water.


Black and White into Gold – Jeppe High School for Boys
Jeppe High School for Boys Entrance Gate
Roberts Ave & Good Hope St, Kensington, Johannesburg, 2101
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