News

2017

The No. 2 Ohio State women’s rowing team claimed two wins over No. 10 Stanford in the Second Varsity Eight and First Varsity Four on the final day of the Pac-12 Challenge with Kimberleigh Warriner (2013) as part of the 2nd 8.

Oliver Messerli (1994 and Tennis Captain), living in Los Angeles, spoke to the Boys’ College in Chapel and spent some time with the tennis players.

Brett Staveley (2006) spoke in Chapel about Mad2Run before they set off on a 7 day long relay-style running adventure from Johannesburg to Cape Town with 2 teams of 12 runners is a fund raising event in support of the MAD Leadership Foundation.

Carel Nolte (1991), Charles Savage (1991) ran in the Paris marathon on 9 April 2017.

Rufaro Sithole (2014 headgirl) introduced Trevor Noah to the “Brown Lecture Board Presents: Trevor Noah” at Brown University where she is studying.

Rowan Spazzoli (2010) and two others submitted their AllSafe project research to two international competitions and have been selected as finalists in both. They were placed as runners up in the Oxford Global Challenge and he also represented the team at the St. Gallen Symposium in Switzerland from 3 to 5 May.  The AllSafe project is a wearable safety device called The Guardian that would alert security services, the police and others close by if the user was in danger.

Lwazi Madi (2013) and Pierre le Roux (Girls’ College coach) were included in the men’s Waterpolo Team for the upcoming EU Nations Cup taking place from 19-21 May in Sczecsin, Poland.

Wiaan Mulder (2016) has been drafted into the SA A four-day squad, vs England Lions.

Micaela Bouter (2013) is part of the team selected for the Diving National Senior Squad and also achieved the selection requirements for the FINA World Aquatic Championships to be held in Budapest, Hungry in July this year.

Holly Norton (2011) was selected to compete in the World Cup 1 in Belgrave for Great Britain. Holly currently trains and competes for the GB squad.

An article about Sarah Hill (2011) and her mountain biking achievements appeared in this month’s Modern Athlete Magazine.   https://www.joomag.com/magazine/modern-athlete-magazine-issue-94-may-2017/0772141001493720978??short

Congratulations to Jeremy Saner (2016) who competed at the Arnold Classic and won silver in the Senior Mens Saber, Gold in the U20 Sabre and bronze in the Senior Mens Foil.

“The Dark Tower” trailer has been released. Robbie Fields (2013) plays the role of Toby with Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey. The movie will be released in SA on 4 August 2017.

Well done to Kevin Anderson for reaching the semis of the Estoril Open.

Kimberleigh Warriner (2013) was part of the Ohio State University first four to earn Big Ten Boat of the Week Honours. The 1st 4 was dominant in both of its races Yale and Harvard.

Innocent Radebe (2013) made his Super Rugby debut for the Sharks vs Lions on Saturday.

There was an article in the Sandton Cronicle about Rob Gautschi (1997) who has been missing since 2001.

John Kinghorn (2013) and team raised the most funds and created the most gees and interest through the race, Champions of the Flyway.  It is an extraordinary bird race for conservation that takes place annually, in the migration hotspot of Eilat Israel.

Candice Drennan (2013) won the Most Outstanding Student prize for International Relations undergraduate from Wits.

Kagiso Rabada (2013) scored a career best 34 vs NZ recently.

Michael Stewart (2016) Dwayne Flatscher (2002) and Claudio Fernandes (2013) and coach Pierre le Roux won Water polo Currie cup gold medals playing for OJ Eagles.

Andrea Dalle Ave (2011) jumped an unofficial African T37 long jump record of 6.18 metres in March at an able-bodied Gauteng Athletics event.  He had chicken pox a month ago and came back in fine style.

Thando Mangcu (2011) received a Special Encore Award as part of the Fleur du Cap Theatre Awards, honouring excellence in theatre.  This special award was presented to the cast of The Fall, a unique production that was the result of real-life, live theatre, performed in real-time.

Piers Cruickshanks (1992 and Deputy Head in charge of Academics at Kingsmead College), spoke to the boys and staff today about the movie – “Beyond the River” recently which will be screened this weekend at an Open Air Cinema at Saints. His brother, Alex (2002) is the MIC of Rowing at the Boys’ College.

Alex and Piers Cruickshanks

25 members of the Carter family came together on Sunday 26 February 2017 to commemorate their involvement with St Stithians. It started with Austin Clark, who taught at Saints under the second Headmaster, Steyn Krige, and stretches over four generations. Michael Carter, the most recent Carter to attend Saints, matriculated in 2014.  The Carter family, led by Bill Carter, sponsored the building of the Honour Circle. Bill is a former Vice Chair of Council and was the school’s architect for many years.

Micaela Bouter (2013), studying at the University of Houston, won the 3m Southern Eastern Conference final and was named the American Athletic Conference’s most outstanding diver of the year.  She was also named American Athletic Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and earned a $4,000 postgraduate scholarship.

Congratulations to Jason Smith (2009) who passed his CA (SA) board exams (APC) with honours – one of top 13 in the country!

Five Old Stithians on SA TV :

Danilo Acquisto (2009) on Afternoon Express.

Ayanda Nyathi (2014) on Exfrontiers Techshow.

Jonathan Boyton-Lee (1998) on Top Billing.

Loyiso Bala (1998) featured on Varsity Sing.

Kabelo Mabalane (1995) will be hosting Iwisa No 1 Legends show from 10 November.

Old Stithian Cricketers to watch out for (apart from Kagiso) :

Ricardo Vasconcelos (2015) made his first class debut for Boland vs Northern Cape in the 2016–17 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup on 10 November 2016.

Brandon Glover (2015) made his first class debut for Boland in the 2016–17 Sunfoil 3-Day Cup on 20 October 2016.

Yassar Cook (2011) is a first class cricketer who was included in the Gauteng cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.

Marques Ackerman (2014) made his first class debut for North West in November 2015 and his Twenty20 debut in October 2015.

Ryan Rickelton (2014) made his first class debut for Gauteng in November 2015.

Wiaan Mulder (2016) made his first class debut on 5 October 2016 for the Lions.

Patrick Cooke (1971) joined Rockwell Diamonds as Chief Financial Officer. He has wide industry experience, having been involved over the years in mineral resources, information technology, wholesale fast moving consumer goods, financial services and professional services companies.

Congratulations to Ciara Murphy (2015) who has made the Senior Squad of the Irish Netball Team!

The CMA presents its Comrades Marathon Top Fundraiser Award to the person who has raised the most funds for the Comrades Charities. The winner of the prized accolade was Carel Nolte.

Congratulations Christopher Harrison (2006) who has been elevated to the level of Fifa referee and will be included on the international panel from next year onwards.

Carol Howard nee Blignaut (1998) won the Volunteer of the Year Award at the Rowing South Africa inaugural Sports Awards. Carol was also nominated as Volunteer of the Year for the SA Sports Awards. She is the UJ Rowing Club Manager & UJ sports manager.

Natasha Loring received her USA Green Card for your “Extraordinary Film Acting Talent”.

Congratulations Jay Caboz (2005) for winning the Science and Technology award at the Zimeo Excellence in Journalism Awards organised by the African Media Initiative, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Our congratulations go to Kerryn Murray (2012) who qualified with a BSc Health Sciences and Ashley Murray (2010) who qualified in medicine (MBBCh). In addition Ashley achieved her degree Cum Laude. Ashley also won the prize for Orthopedic Medicine.

Lee Astfalck (1991) who is now a Director at Norton Rose Fulbright.

Wiaan Mulder (2016) was selected as SA Schools’ captain – the last Saints captain of an SA Schools’ side was Phillip Hearle 20 years ago.  Wandile Makwetu, Joshua Richards and Curtis Campher who were selected for the CSA Cubs Week in Stellenbosch from 4-8 January 2017.

Wiaan Mulder and Wandile Makwetu have been selected for the South African U19 side to play in a triangular series against Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe from 14-28 January, as well as a separate three-match Youth ODI series against Sri Lanka from 01-05 February. Wiaan was also selected as Captain.

Kagiso Rabada reached a significant milestone against Sri Lanka when took 50 wickets in 13 matches. He also got the Man of the Match award for his 10 wickets in the Test!  It is Rabada’s fifth five-wicket haul in Tests and his second 10-wicket match haul.  He also received the International Achievement trophy at the SA Sports Awards.  Kagiso attained career-best rankings in the latest ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowler at fifth position in the ICC player rankings for Test bowlers and is now South Africa’s highest-ranked bowler at No 1.

Shannon Kook (2001) is part of the movie The Conjuring 2 which was nominated for The Peoples’ Choice Awards.

Mike Bothma (1982), a fire fighting helicopter pilot, who lost his home in a fire. A crowdfunding initiative was set up for him.

Congratulations to John Huggett (1989) on his appointment as Headmaster of Treverton Prep. John is the son of Hugh Huggett (past teacher at St Stithians Boys’ College)

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Michael Ventre (1995) is going to attempt swimming from NY to London in April.

Ryan Rickelton (2014), playing for UJ in the Varsity Cup Competition, scored 95 from 105 vs Old Selbornians and the highest partnership with Stefan Klopper for 167 runs vs Tuks, surpassing the previous best of 144.

Yassar Cook (2011) is also part of this team – he was the Edgars Active Best Batsman and Samsun Man of the Match vs Kovsies.

Brandon Glover (2015) is in the Maties team.

2016

Jay Caboz (2005) won the energy and infrastructure award at the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist 2016 awards and the Merit Award for Written Media 2016 at the SAB Environmental Media Awards.

Purplegroup with CEO Charles Savage (1991) was the overall winner of the 2016 African FinTech Awards at the Finance Indaba Africa in October.  Also, Fintech Innovators, have revealed a list of the world’s leading financial technology firms for 2016 – with three SA companies. The annual list includes 50 ‘established’ companies across the globe, as well as 50 ’emerging stars’ and this is where EasyEquities features.

Brett St Clair (1992), Head of Digital Products Barclays Africa Group, won the Absa Banking, Website and Digital Marketing Awards at the New Generation Social and Digital Media Awards.

Thando Mangcu (2011) directed and acted in a collaborative-style theatre work at the Baxter Theatre in CT, called “The Fall”, a production centred around the fees must fall campaign.

Lucky Du Plessis (2005) Comedian and Radio DJ on 947, came to speak to the Boys’ College last week. His words on not blaming anyone else in our lives and to “Get up and Go!” is a fantastic message for the boys as examinations are just around the corner.

Andrea dalle Ave (2011) and Declan Williams (2011) were both nominated for UJ Sportsman of the year where Andrea placed 2nd.

Grant Elliott (1997) is joining Lahore Qalandars, Pakistan.

Carel Nolte (1991) received the award for Charity Fundraiser of the Year from Comrades marathon. accepts the award for Charity Fundraiser of the

Conrad Asman (2014) has been named by The Esoterics, a professional choir based in Seattle, as its Young Composer 2017 winner of the POLYPHONOS 2017 annual choral composition competition!

Michelle Knowles (2013) has been appointed Vice-President and Rain de Jager (2015) as Women’s Captain of Wits University Boat Club.

Ayanda Nyathi (2014) is a presenter on SABC3’s Exfrontiers Techshow on Sunday’s at 09h30.

Danilo Acquisto (2009) featured in Glamour magazine and Fastcompany Magazine, where he is on the list of young people to watch.

Cathy Qama (Deputy Headgirl 2002)  handed over the KFC So Good Award at the Cricket SA awards.

Congratulations to Aline and Shaun Edmeston (1998) on the birth of their son Michael Kingsley Edmeston on 29 September.

Congratulations to Roxanne (2002) and Jono Dale (2000) on the birth of their 2nd son Luke Kingsley Dale on 14 September 2016.

Haydn Porteous (2012) played in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships from 6-9 October 2016.

Yassar Cook (2011) and Wiaan Mulder (2016), (who made his debut) are playing for the Lions.

Gauteng Sports Awards : Kagiso Rabada (2013) won ‘Sportsman of the Year Award’ and Andrea dalle Ave (2011) won ‘Personality of the Year Award’.

Daniel Buys (2003) in Saturday night fever at the State Theatre.

Lawrence Brittain and Andrew Grant (1989), National Rowing Coach, visited the Boys’ College.

Ryan Keys (2009) – his designs were shown at SA Fashion week again this year.

Mark Tatham (2009) was a finalist in the 2016 SCrIBE scriptwriting competition with his play “Man Up” and he also performed his play “Burn” in Mears Hall on 22 September 2016.

Jono Ross (2008) is playing for Stade Francais again after an injury.

Cameron Scott (2013) is part of the movie ‘The Journey Is The Destination’ which was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on 14 September 2016.

Nicole Bruton (2013) is taking on Kilimanjaro in a challenge to raise funds for the Smile Foundation.

Doug Hoernle (2008), owner of Rethink Education, also featured in Fastcompany magazine.

Kyler Mintah (2015 – Deputy Headboy) spoke to the boys during Chapel.  He will be joining the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia, USA in August.

Siobhan Scallan (2004) featured in an article of Love Life, Give Life about organ donors. She was born with cystic fibrosis and she received a lung transplant in 2015.  She recently celebrated her  thirtieth birthday – a very important milestone for someone who was initially not expected to live beyond seventeen.                                     https://www.facebook.com/lovelifegiftlife/photos/a.165635030496991.1073741828.165329420527552/221269994933494/?type=3&theater

Congratulations to Andrew Grant (1994) has been selected as Coach/Manager for the SA Olympic Rowing Team! http://www.sport24.co.za/OtherSport/South-Africa/sa-announces-team-for-rio-olympics-20160714 

Michael Lumb (1998) was in the news scoring 184 in a 342 partnership (with Riki Wessels 146) – the highest-ever stand in one-day cricket vs Northamptonshire (also a new record for most runs scored in a 50 over match in England of a total 445) and a week later he scored 133 against Warwickshire.  http://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/36460075

Loyiso Bala’s (1998) has a new gospel album out and will also be hosting a new singing completion, Varsity Sing.

Haydn Porteous (2010) has played in the 100th Open De France and Scottish Open this past month on the European Tour.

Ben Kodisang (1987) is the new CEO of Sanlam Investments.

The Conjuring 2 is now out in cinemas with Shannon Cook (2001) in the role as Drew.

Declan Williams (2011) was selected for the SA National Varsities team going to the World Champs.

Kagiso Rabada (2013) has moved to seventh in the latest ODI bowlers’ rankings.  He has also been nominated for the Cricket South Africa Awards in the following categories: SA Cricketer of the Year, Castle Lager Test Cricketer of the Year, Castle Lager ODI Cricketer of the Year, KFC So Good Award and RAM Delivery of the Year.

David Wessels (Deputy Headboy 2000) has been appointed interim coach of the Western Force.

Ryan Falkenberg (1988) has developed “Clevva” which is a Web-based platform that allows companies to build, manage, track and deploy their own “virtual advisers” or “bots”, which then act as online experts, helping staff or customers make the right decisions and take the right actions in line with policy and procedural rules.

Wiaan Mulder, Wandile Makwetu and Ricardo Vasconcelos (2015) are currently playing in the U19 side vs Sri Lanka.

Tinashe Chandauka (Headboy 2007) features as one of the Mail & Guardian’s 200 notable South Africans under the age of 35.

Allan Gray Fellow Caroline Murray was a top 10 SAICA candidate.

Terry Kyriazis (2006) got married in Greece in May.

Wiaan Mulder, Wandile Makwetu and Ricardo Vasconcelos (2015) have been included in the SAU19 to play Sri Lanka in June. Wiaan is also the captain.

Holly Norton (2011) has graduated from Ohio State University.

Jessica Wohlfarth 2013 presented at the international conference of community psychology in Durban in May on PTSC and culture, discrimination and disadvantage.

The Arnold Classic and Youth South African Championship was held at the Sandton Convention Centre with Arnold Schwarzenegger attending.  Amongst others, Gilad Katzav (2014) received a Bronze medal Arnold Classic 69kg Division.

Dylan Hyslop (2010) was on Radio 702 about his app Tuta-Me connecting students and teachers.

Loyiso Bala’s (1998) programme The Open Book is nominated for an award for Best Online Gospel Platform.

Haydn Porteous (2010) played in the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club recently as well as the Nordea masters in Switzerland.

Michael Carter (2014) – his short film “fragments of Affection” won best picture at the UCT Shotties 2016 short film competition.

Graeme Dott (1972) was part of the South African 60 side at the Grand Masters Hockey World Cup in Newcastle, NSW, Australia in May 2016.

The play “The Wonderful World of Fok’s Park” was conceived, written and performed by Old Stithians (all matric 2014) Winnie Moni, Stuart Young, Kirsten Segeren, Tshekiso Kepadisa and Jake Nathane, who is also the show’s director at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in July, with sponsorship from CN&CO’s Carel Nolte (1991).

Ryan Keys (2009) of Keys Fashion showcased his designs at SA Fashion Week.

Craig Robinson (1996), visiting SA as part of the 1996 Reunion, took time to speak to the boys in chapel  about his job at Google in California, more specifically about his work in developing the Google self-drive car.

Asante Nxumalo, Headboy 2015, and Nicholas Archibald, Deputy Headboy 2015, with the Head of the Boys’ College, David Knowles at the Saints Easter Sports Festival.

Alexander Braczkowski (2006), Big Cat Biologist, spoke at the Boys’ College about Leopard  Conservation.  Alex completed his Masters at the University of Oxford on the sustainability of leopard hunting in Africa. He has researched leopards in Zululand and the Cape and filmed them in Zambia,  India and Sri Lanka. He has also worked at the National  Geographic Magazine and Television, as an assistant to Steve Winter on a worldwide story about leopards.  He is currently a doctoral researcher at   the University of Queensland in Australia.  Humanity has an  obligation to protect that which cannot protect  itself and it is clear, that Alex, has made a formidable impact on conservation both in South Africa and abroad. His insatiable passion for the conservation of the leopard is  certainly going to make a difference in the future.

Dennis Beckett (1963) was the guest speaker at the Boys’ College Rowing Dinner

Richard Pike (1978) addressed the GC Rowing club dinner guests on remarkable life lessons he learnt after recovering from a  serious back injury. He is an ex rower himself and wrote the book “Tangled Toes, Pins and Needles”.

David Terbrugge (1994) and Andrea Dalle Ave (2011) were Guest Speakers at the Opening of the New Boys’ College Pavilion.

Amber Fieldgate (2015) has held a lifelong dream of becoming an internationally acclaimed singer, and will be taking her first step towards realising this dream in June. Scouted by international talent scout, Kim Myers, the rising star has been selected to represent South Africa at the Applause Rising Talent Showcase (ARTS) in Orlando, Florida. Here, she will get to rub shoulders with top industry experts and scouts from all around the world.

Matt Ramphele (2011) has received a bursary from the George Lucas Family Foundation Endowed Student Support Fund for Diversity to study at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts in Los Angeles.

Loyiso Bala (1998) is hosting a new show called TBN Meets on TBNinAfrica from 6 May 2016.

Katie Drennan, Dux 2009, Claudine Martin, Dux 2010 and Lisa Rahman, Summa Cum Laude 2015 joined the Girls’ College at their Academic Awards evening,  together with the first Head, Anne van Zyl, who was the Guest Speaker.

Craig Hean (1995) has been appointed MD of JLL sub-Saharan South Africa.

Daniel Buys (2003) will be performing in the South African production of Saturday Night Fever.

Lara Gear (left 2010), daughter of ex Boys’ College teacher Dave Gear, competed in The Voice.

Rowan Spazzoli (2010) was in Parliament for the delivery of the National Budget Speech by Pravin Gordhan. Rowan has been placed in the top 10 in the Nedbank and Old Mutual National Budget Speech Competition with his essay on the impact of a national minimum wage. There were approximately 2000 entries for this year’s competition. Rowan also launched a personal safety device called The Guardian that allows a person to send out an immediate alert when they are in danger. Worn on the wrist and linked to a smartphone via Bluetooth, it is quickly and easily triggered and notifies security companies as well as Guardian app users in a 5km radius, allowing for a rapid response.

Congratulations to Sello Sello (2007) for winning a SAFTA for the show “Down for the Guap”.

Micaela Bouter (2013) set a meet record in the 3-meter at the American Athletic Conference Championships. She earned her first individual conference championship title, setting a meet record with a score of 335.65. Micaela also took part in the Diving World Cup in Rio.

Shannon Kook (2001) actor in Canada, presented at the ‪ACTRAA Awards.  He is the Producer for the film “Goliath” and is also playing the role of the character named Dylan.

Well done to Lwazi Madi (2013) who was one of three Maties Water Polo players who was selected to represent South Africa at the FINA Men’s Water Polo Olympic Games Qualification Tournament in Trieste, Italy in April 2016.

Kagiso Rabada (2013) will be playing for Kent in June and July for the English Season. Kagiso also received the LeadSA Youth Hero of the month award for January 2016 from 702.

The play “The Wonderful World of Fok’s Park” was conceived, written and will be performed by Old Stithians (all matric 2014) Winnie Moni, Stuart Young, Kirsten Segeren, Tshekiso Kepadisa and Jake     Nathane, who is also the show’s director at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown in July, with sponsorship from CN&CO’s Carel Nolte (1991).

Ryan Keys (2009) of Keys Fashion was one of the designers to showcase his collection at SA Fashion Week. http://www.safashionweek.co.za/?cat=374

Congratulations to Ashley Murray (2010) who is receiving the Denis Goldstein Memorial Prize in Family Medicine. She will be graduating at the end of the year.

Kyler Mintah (2015) has been invited to attend Swarthmore College in the USA.

Awais Majeed (2015) has been offered a place to study Actuarial Science at the London School of  Economics.

Adrea Dalle Ave (2011) bettered his previous African Record and World Record of 6.06m by jumping a new African Record of 6.16m at the Nedbank Championships in Bloemfontein.

Marques Ackerman (2014) was named the Batsman of the CSA Franchise Academy week.  Cricket SA announced the SA Franchise Academy XI that took part in the CSA Future Cup against the SA University XI and the SA Rural XI in Kimberley in April 2016 and Marques was also captain of the side.

Keegan Kieck (2013) was is in hospital in a coma after a car accident.  We wish him a speedy recovery.

Michael Palmer (2007) hosted the Michael Palmer Junior Competition at Bryanston Country Club which Jaime Lewis won. He attended college in the USA on a golf scholarship and now plays on the European Challenge Tour and is also a Sunshine Tour member.

We are looking forward to the film “Beyond the River” based on the true story of Siseko Ntondini and Piers Cruikshanks (1992), which is now in post production and should be released in February 2017.  http://www.gautengfilm.org.za/news/news-archive/2015/october-2015/1365-heartlines-starts-filming-new-adventure-drama-in-joburg

The film “Eye in the Sky” by Gavin Hood (1980) was released in March.

Yassar Cook (2011) is playing cricket for Highveld Lions.

Haydn Porteous (2010) won the Investec Cup on 12 March.

Carl Baumeister (2003) won 1st place in the biosciences section of the 2013 Gauteng Accelerator Programme business plan competition, which led to the founding of MARTI TB Diagnostics (Pty) Ltd. in Geneva.  It is to diagnose TB and the technology similar to the current finger prick test for cholesterol and diabetes.

Hayley Parker (2008) has qualified for the Rio Olympics (equestrian) and has one final event in March in Portugal to decide whether SA will get an eventing ticket to Rio.  She is training with Captain Mark Phillips in the UK.

Yale school of drama student Marie Botha (2009) was in the production of “Slouch”.

Congratulations to Ashley Murray (2010) who is receiving the Denis Goldstein Memorial Prize in Family Medicine.  She will be graduating at the end of the year.

Varsity Sport— Brandon Glover (2015) was named Best Bowler and Man of the Match vs Tuks. http://varsitysportssa.com/maties-slay-mighty-tuks-style/

Kevin Anderson (2002) had to withdraw from the Australian Open due to an injury. He has dropped to No 14 in the ATP rankings.

The band, Lunatic Wolf with Richard Oldfield and Gavin vd Berg (2002) has an album —”To the Adventure” that was in the top 20 albums of 2015!

Jay Caboz (2005), Forbes Africa jounalist and photographer did the cover story and photography for the February 2016 edition. https://www.instagram.com/p/BBRasFjl8Tg/

Congratulations Liam Shultz (2015) winning the title of 120kg sub-junior Commonwealth Powerlifting Champion 2015.  Gold in squat, gold in bench press, gold in deadlift and gold overall. We look forward to more in the future!

Kineta Kunutu, Headgirl 2011, has been accepted to the Yale School of Drama class of 2019 and will be starting school this August and is joining Marie Botha (2009) who also enrolled in 2015. The school only accepts maybe 10% of those who audition and it is extremely rigorous. We look forward to seeing your names in lights in the near future girls!

Find all results and photos of the Saints Easter Sports Festival on the following link

http://events.stithian.com/events/easter2016/results

Haydn Porteous (2010) won the Joburg Open on 17 January 2016 and received his European Tour card and a place in the Open Championship at Royal Troon later this year. (Photo of Jonathan Dixon, Haydn Porteous, Nick Scher and David Schultz. http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2016/01/18/Porteous-wins-Joburg-Open-like-a-pro

Kagiso Rabada (2013) man of the match in the 4th SA vs England test and the youngest South African to take 10 wickets in a Test match with figures of 13-144, only bettered by Makhaya Ntini’s 13-132 against West Indies in 2005.  http://www.skysports.com/live-scores/cricket/south-africa-v-england/16457

Founder & CEO of Rethink Education, Douglas Hoernle (2008), chats to Cape Talk’s Kieno Kammies about an innovative digital education platform that’s changing the way high schoolers learn by using their mobile phones. http://ewn.co.za/Media/2016/01/18/Rethink-Education-links-pupils-cellphones-to-learning

Saints alumnus Grant Elliott (1997) is at the Auckland ATP World Tour where he has just met Saints alumnus Kevin Anderson (2002), January 2016.

Congratulations to Hayley Parker (2008) who currently trains with Captain Mark Phillips in the UK, and with him she hopes to achieve her short, medium and long-term goals of Rio 2016, the World Equestrian Games in 2018 and the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  She has won nearly all major titles in Eventing in South Africa, broken several records in the sport and is the only rider to have ever won three consecutive Junior Eventing Championship titles on the same horse. She came 8th in the u25 World Eventing Championship in 2014 after just three months of training in the UK.  There is one final event in March in Portugal, which will be the deciding factor as to whether South Africa will get an eventing ticket to Rio, or not. Although she has qualified, this is the final battle to conquer in getting to Rio.  Read more about her Rio Olympics dream https://www.pledgesports.org/projects/eventing-sponsorship-hayley-parker/.

Read more about Kagiso Rabada (2013) : http://m.ewn.co.za/2016/01/13/Meet-Kagiso-Rabada-SAs-fast-bowling-sensation.

Congratulations Liam Shultz (2015) winning the title of 120kg sub-junior Commonwealth Powerlifting Champion 2015. Gold in squat, gold in bench press, gold in deadlift and gold overall. We look forward to more in the future!

 

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