Back to College in 1979


1979 saw…

  • the official opening of Commons Block by Gerald Hosking
  • Karl Stielau became Dux; it is also worth noting that he  was the first student to receive 8 As and came 1st in Natal (as it was known then).
  • the library report claim that it was the “year of the big loss”, with over 260 books being removed without record and amounting to a loss of over R1000
  • the dedication of the new Memorial Chapel
  • the 1st XV lost their first match of the season to Glenwood but went on to win the rest of their games that year.
  • basketball was introduced
  • the band was invited to participate in the celebrations commemorating the centenary of the Zulu was at Insandhlawana and Rorke’s Drift

Find the Maritzburg College Magazine 1980 here