KHS OLD BOYS' UNION
HISTORY OF THE OLD BOYS' UNION
Extract from KHStory (By Les Moult): A History of the Kimberley Boys' High School, 1887 - 1987
The KHSOBU was officially inaugurated on 29 April 1927, forty years after the founding of the 'School'. As a result of a meeting of Old Boys held in the School Hall, there is every certainty that the Old Boys' Union will develop into a strong body full of enthusiasm for the School, jealous of the traditions of its past, interested in its present and ever willing to help towards its continued prosperity.
The following Committee was formed: President, Lt-Col H.S. Harris, OBE; Vice Presidents, M. Hodgson and J.S. Braine; Committee, W. Dickens, D.B. Blacklaws, P.Rigal, L. Herring, L. Browne, W. Starling; Treasurer, R. Farquharson; Secretary, S. Bothomley.
It is expected that many Old Boys' will attend and take part in the School Sports to be held on 31 May, an Old Boys' Dance has been arranged for that evening. The following subscriptions were agreed upon: Town members 10/6 per annum, country members 7/6 and life members 3.3.0 pounds.
Sources of Inspiration
Old boys who took the lead in forming the Union in 1927 and the sub-unions in other regions such as Johannesburg and Cape Town, were men who had been influenced by KHS teachers, in particular Messrs Bezemer, Dick, Stoops, Skellorn, Calder, Newby, Standers, Brune, Brookes, Ashworth and Miss Green and Mrs. Kennedy. In addition, the great sporting, tradition that had been built up made Old Boys intensely proud of being associated with the School. The OBU became a focus of expression of this feeling.
MEET THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
TUMELO MOCHESANE (2009)
Tumelo was headboy back in 2009 and went on to study Industrial Engineering at TUT. He is a passionate entrepreneur and part time mountaineer who has his sights on 4 of the 7 summits (future wife has ruled out a few) He is based in Johannesburg and credits KHS for much of who and what he is today.
JOHN-ROSS VAN NEL (2009)
John-Ross is a young dreamer and liberal pastor who also happens to be a Mine Manager at PMG Mining and Paling. JR is an aspiring philanthropist who loves F1.
LESLIE ZWANA (2003)
Leslie matriculated from Kimberley Boys’ High School in 2003. He is a designer and director at Jadah Design Jewelers and has designed various KHS rings over the years.
CHULUMANCO NQADALA (2009)
Chulumanco Nqadala is a BComm Accounting graduate from NMMU who also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting Sciences. In his time at KHS, Chulu took part in many sporting and cultural codes and was a prefect in matric. He is currently based in Tshwane and when not consumed by the world of finance, he is a passionate sports lover.
BOGOSI MOKAE (2009)
Kimberley and Bloemfontein Representative
Bogosi is based in Kimberley and works in Supply Chain Management within the Department of Justice. He is a proud father and currently Director of Kegomoditswe Creations.