The first virtual event for Kimberley Boys' High School that included an Honours Award, went very well last night.

Firstly, a warm thank you to Rev Mguzulwa for a fitting and reverent opening to the evening. The keynote speakers were altogether in a league of their own. The message that was clear from all speakers, including the Headmaster, as if jointly written, was that achievement and skills on their own, not shared for the greater good of society, are meaningless. Professor Baxen further reminded the boys to nurture the essence of who they are, for their personalities draw people to them. Ms Lwandile Simelane alluded to her non-hesitation in accepting the invitation to speak while at the helm of organising the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo. The important responsibility to educate and inform the young generation demanded that she accept the school's invitation. She also took the opportunity to remind the boys how fortunate they are to be at a school that recognises achievement. They should cherish and be proud of such achievement. In his speech, the headmaster thanked the educators who moulded the learners and without whom the achievements being celebrated would not be possible. He reckoned that the merit and colours regalia should serve as motivation to other boys.

The two key note speakers, as well as the rest of the school, except a few selected learners and educators joined the Awards virtually to adhere to the Alert Level 3 COVID-19 protocol.

The KHS and the Kimberley Brass bands provided the entertainment for the night. The "Mrs Ramathinyane and Nonhlanhla Mbatha duet" enthralled the audience into silent and rapt attention with the sweetest singing harmonies. Praise Majaya did what he does best, recite his own poem with the ease and flourish that we are accustomed to, from him.

A hearty congratulations to all the boys whose hard work in different areas of their school life was recognised.

We are thankful to Kimberley TV for the live broadcast on MS Teams and the the KHS Facebook page, and Mr Tumelo Mochesane (2009) for assisting with the technological requirements.

Honours Award: Maths and Science Leadership Academy Honours Sabelo Sithole

Special congratulations to Sabelo Sithole who received the highest recognition at Kimberley Boys’ High School.

Sabelo Sithole was born on the 17th of October 2004 in Kimberley. He is a Grade 11 learner and is currently the Deputy Secretary of the Representative Council of Learners and a member of School Governing Body. Academically he has maintained a number 1 position in the top 10 of his grade since Grade 8.

Mr Sabelo is driven by philosophers such as Carl Jung, Fyodor, Dotsoevsky and Friedrich Nietzsche. He derives his wisdom and motivation from books, such as "The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari" by Robin Sharma.


• Achieving Position 3 in Grade 9 for MSLA Competition • Achieving Position 3 in Grade 10 for MSLA Competition • Attending more than 90% MSLA Programs • Selected to represent South Africa at Pan- Africa Youth Leadership Program 2020 hosted by United States Consulate General


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