Terms &

General terms and conditions for www.dhsfoundation.co.za website: DHS Foundation Trust (“DHSFT”)

Any services or offerings (collectively, the “Services”) provided or offered by or through the DHSFT website are made available subject to the following Terms and Conditions. By using the DHSFT website, you agree to be bound by, and to comply with, these Terms and Conditions and any further Terms & Conditions that DHSFT may prescribe from time to time. DHSFT reserves the right to make changes to this site and these disclaimers, terms, and conditions at any time.


All content included on this website, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, databases and software, is the property of DHSFT or its content suppliers and protected by South African and international copyright laws. Furthermore, the compilation (meaning the collection, arrangement, and assembly) of all content on this website is the exclusive property of DHSFT and protected by South Africa and  international copyright laws. Without derogating from the above, DHSFT
authorises you to view, copy, download to a local drive, print and distribute the content of this website, or parts thereof, provided that:

1. Such content is used for information purposes only;
2. Such content is used for non-commercial purposes. You are expressly prohibited from incorporating any of the material from this web site in any other work, publication or website of your own or belonging to another;
3. Any reproduction of material from this website or portion thereof must include this notice in its entirety.

Liability Disclaimer

The information, content, services, products and materials published on this website, including without limitation, text, graphics and links are provided on an “as is” basis. DHSFT makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the operation of this web site or the accuracy, correctness or completeness of the information, contents, materials, or products included on this site.

Without limiting the generality of the aforegoing:

1. DHSFT does not warrant that this website, will be error free, or will meet any particular criteria of accuracy, completeness or reliability of information, performance or quality; and
2. Whilst DHSFT has taken reasonable measures to ensure the integrity of this website and its contents, no warranty, whether express or implied, is given that any files, downloads or applications available via this website are free of viruses, Trojans, bombs, time-locks or any other date or code which has the ability to corrupt or affect the operation of your system.

Limitation of Liability

In no event shall DHSFT and its suppliers/affiliates be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this website. Such limitation shall also apply with respect to damages resulting from the inability to use this website, the operational failure of this website, or for any information, data, products, and services obtained through this website, or otherwise arising out of the use of this website, whether based on contract, delict, strict liability or otherwise, even if DHSFT and/or any of its suppliers has been advised of the possibility of damages.

Professional Information

Although reasonable step have been taken to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the contents, data and information on this site, there may be instances where such information proves inaccurate or incomplete. Before placing any reliance on the data and information provided on this site please consult DHSFT directly or approach your own professional advisors. You should take all reasonable steps to ensure and verify the accuracy of the contents, data and information obtained from this site.
Violation and Waiver Should you violate these Terms and Conditions or any other rights of DHSFT, we reserve the right to pursue any and all legal and equitable remedies against you. If we should fail to enforce any right or provision in these Terms and Conditions, you agree that this failure does not constitute a waiver of such right or provision or of any other rights or provisions in these Terms and Conditions. If a court should
find that one or more rights or provisions set forth in these Terms and Conditions are invalid, you agree that the remainder of the Terms and Conditions shall be enforceable and that, to the extent permitted by law, the court shall give effect to the parties’ intentions, as reflected in any such right or provision that has been declared invalid or unenforceable.

Applicable Law

These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the Republic of South Africa without giving effect to the principles of conflicts of laws. You hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa in respect of any disputes arising in connection with this website.

Acceptable Use

You agree to act responsibly when using the site. Your use of the site may not be for any purpose that may be illegal in South Africa or within the jurisdiction from which you are accessing the site. You may not introduce viruses or code with destructive or contaminating properties or anything of a nature that may damage, place unreasonable burdens on, or interfere with, the operation of the site or the systems on which it runs, nor may you attempt to gain access to any restricted areas of the site without the
permission of DHSFT. You may not collect any information about other users of the site without their consent.

Links to other websites

This site may contain links to third-party websites. Those sites are independently managed and maintained by such third-party companies or individuals. DHSFT does not control those linked sites. DHSFT bears no responsibilities for any loss or damage caused by using any websites that are linked to our site and you use such websites at your own discretion and risk.

Our Mission

We live in a country in which access to quality education, and the opportunity to attend a school such as Durban High School is an honour and a privilege.

Our informative years will no doubt always stir memories for us. Each one of us that attended school at 255 St Thomas Road will have carried experiences, and the privileged education we received, into our adulthood. In a modern world where the gap between the “haves” and the “have nots” has continually widened globally over the past three decades, the relevance of an exceptional state school in Africa has never been greater. Most of the school’s old boys went into a world, which post the Great War, gave more equal opportunities across the classes – and prospered. It is just as important a century later for young people with the potential to be given an opportunity to achieve their potential.

The Foundation has been instrumental in maintaining and improving the school facilities, and in establishing bursaries to enable deserving learners to attend DHS who would otherwise not have had the means to do so. As a result of these efforts, DHS maintains its preeminent position as one of the top schools in the country, based on its academic, sporting, extra mural, cultural and other accomplishments.

DHS now offers the Cambridge learning system, as well as an extension learning programme, nonpareil. This makes DHS unique amongst the other leading government schools and private schools is Kwa-Zulu Natal & South Africa.

Among the improvements made to the school by various Old Boys and the Foundation:

• the refurbishment of Blackmore House,
• a world class music centre which is Trinity Internationally accredited,
• the revamping of the Seabrooke Theatre,
• the establishment of the Victor Daitz Mathematics and Science facility,
• the upgrade of our Media Centre as well as the DHS Museum,
• the Cambridge Academy, and
• the Indoor Cricket Centre.

Future projects include:

• a hockey AstroTurf,
• an Old Boys Pavilion, and
• an extension of the Cambridge Academy.

There has probably been no time in South Africa’s history when the kind of individual that DHS produces can make a greater contribution to the country, in the fields of politics, government service, education, the professions, business, and society generally. Indeed, the very viability of democracy in South Africa may depend on it.

DHS and the Foundation need your help to achieve our mission.

Trust Commitment
DHS Foundation

The DHS Foundation Trust and its Board of Trustees welcome the support and involvement of the DHS Old Boys Community, parents, staff, and learners.

Our main purpose is to maintain and strengthen the heritage, tradition, and legacy of Durban High School and provide boys the opportunity to enhance these beliefs, by providing them with a sound education and schooling.


Chairman – DHS Old Boy


Sizwe matriculated in 1999 and was a member of Blackmore House. He was a keen sportsman who participated in Athletics, Rugby and Basketball. Sizwe represented KZN at U16 and U18 School Rugby levels.

Trustee – DHS Old Boy


Damian Judge CA (SA) (Fincom) matriculated in 2001. He was Head Boy of Blackmore House, a School Prefect, a member of the Learner Representative Council and played 1st team Waterpolo.

Trustee – DHS Old Boy


Linda is the current Chairman of the South African cricket selectors.

Trustee – DHS Old Boy


Dr Suliman holds a MBBCh degree from WITS, Diploma in Anaesthesia from the College of Medicine and a MBA cum laude from UKZN(UDW). He is in private medical practice in Durban.

The Team


Andrew Shedlock

Andrew “Shedders” Shedlock, the Director of Cricket at Durban High School, is a University of Stellenbosch sports science graduate and internationally respected coach and cricket-specific fitness and conditioning consultant, with the CV to prove it. Andrew is a DHS Old Boy (Class of 1981) and was a top international sportsman in his day, captaining the SA Schools Water Polo team and representing South Africa in Men’s Water Polo. His name can be found on the honours’ board in the Hall foyer.

In April 2019 “Shedders” came on board as the new CEO of the DHS Foundation Trust. With his experience and as an Old Boys himself, he was the perfect candidate to take over from his predecessor Louis Arde. Andrew has made incredible progress in increasing support structures through his relationships with Old Boys who are in a position to help DHS financially.

Foundation Office Manager

Liezl Basson

Liezl Basson completed her National Executive Secretarial Diploma at the Technikon Pretoria and has an open and clear communication style. She has 25 years experience in the corporate world!

Liezl started at the DHS Foundation as Office Manager in January 2020 and is looking forward to this exciting challenge and is making a difference!

She hopes to bring renewed energy to the Foundation along with her colleague and CEO of the Foundation, Andrew Shedlock where they intend to make great strides in the betterment of the foundation and support of the DHS School.