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Hank McGregor wins ninth World Championship gold medal!

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Oct 2017

Hank McGregor wins ninth World Championship gold medal!

Hank McGregor paid homage to both the home crowd and his supporters after he led compatriot Andy Birkett to a South African one-two in the men’s K1 event at the ICF Canoe World Marathon Championships at Camps Drift on Saturday 9 September 2017. This is McGregor’s ninth World Championship gold medal, his seventh in a K1 and his fifth K1 win in five years to...

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Back to back wins for bodyboarder Iain Campbell

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Oct 2017

Back to back wins for bodyboarder Iain Campbell

Congratulations to Iain Campbell (Class of 2009) for winning the Sintra Portugal Pro 2017 AND the Viana World Bodyboard Championship 2017! The Durban-based bodyboarder conquered his second consecutive APB World Tour event and currently sits on top of the rankings. “I’m honoured to come out victorious! I have been on a mission, and it’s paid off. This sport of bodyboarding is so amazing! It was...

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Gavin Varejes announced as Honorary Vice-Patron to Lifesaving South Africa

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Sep 2017

Gavin Varejes announced as Honorary Vice-Patron to Lifesaving South Africa

Working to save lives and prevent unnecessary deaths from drowning: Mr Gavin Varejes, President of The Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation SA, has been made an honor-ary Vice-Patron of Lifesaving South Africa. This is due to the tireless work that the Prin-cess Charlene of Monaco Foundation has done in the country to promote water safety and teaching children to swim. The appointment follows an event...

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Joshua Smith Sports Scientist Teams Up With Bafana

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Sep 2017

Joshua Smith Sports Scientist Teams Up With Bafana

Joshua Smith (Class of 2004) has recently been appointed as the consultant sports scientist for the South African national soccer team (Bafana Bafana). Joshua was involved in the COSAFA Cup in July, and African Nations Championship (CHAN) qualifiers against Botswana in July and Zambia in August. He will also be involved in the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qualifier against Burkina Faso on Saturday the 7th October...

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Damian Judge Finalist in the SAICA Top 35 Under 35 CA (SA) for 2017.

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Sep 2017

Damian Judge Finalist in the SAICA Top 35 Under 35 CA (SA) for 2017.

Damian Judge (Class of 2001) has been selected, out of hundreds of entries, as a finalist in the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA) Top 35 Under 35 CA (SA) for 2017. He considers this an incredible achievement given the high quality of applicants and is humbled to be selected. It is also a great platform to raise the profile of young leaders with...

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Wine Auction Fundraiser at DHS

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Sep 2017

Wine Auction Fundraiser at DHS

Durban High School will be hosting a Wine Auction on Friday 29 September … a great way to start the holidays! The event, a fundraiser for the School, promises to be a great evening, with great wine on sale, a 3-course meal by Peppers & Pans and entertainment by renowned comedian Carvin H Goldstone. Carvin, a two-time Comedy Show winner, is one of South Africa’s...

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“Climb for K9”

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Aug 2017

“Climb for K9”

On 25 May, the seasoned hikers Grant Melville (DHS Old Boy) of Umhlanga, Robert Schmidt and Ian Shooter from Pietermaritzburg, and Jeffery Mthabela from the tribally owned Mnweni Valley took off on a 230 km trek across the Drakensberg mountain range in support of the SANParks counter-poaching K9 Units, calling their expedition “Climb for K9.” The Drakensberg Grand Traverse has no predetermined routes or even...

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