Celebrating 150 years of rugby at Maritzburg College


From 14h00 on Saturday, 8 October 1870, the first recorded 15-man rugby match in KZN was contested between teams from Hermannsburg School (founded in 1856) and the old Pietermaritzburg High School (now Maritzburg College) (founded in 1863). In fact, there are grounds to believe that it was the first ever recorded 15-man rugby match played … Read More

Back to College in 1995


1995 saw… the 1st XV have an unbeaten season Shepstone House be converted into a residence for post-metrics. A new sanatorium build to replace Shepstone House. K H Fritsche awarded Dux of the school. The following South African School’s Representatives: R H Shrives (hockey), MDG Gunning (canoeing), SR Maynard (canoeing), AG Botha (cricket), D Gallagher … Read More

Back to College in 1980


1980 saw: the start of the Action Committee to give parents a greater say in the running of the school. the setup of the School Council College win the Quadrangular gala for the first time. Canoeing being recognised as an official school sport. the first Inter-City Athletic event in Pretoria. MD Godlonton being named Dux … Read More

Back to College in 1985


1985 saw… the new Clark House kitchen completed. the first Youth Day held at College. the first swimming and water polo tour to Cape Town. Keith Olivier leave College. G Masson Find the 1985 Maritzburg College Magazine here

Back to College in 1990


1990 saw.. Mike Hill act as the headmaster in the second term while Forde was away on a study tour. Forde return from his tour and together with his senior management, develop a policy to start replacing corporal punishment with other forms of punishment to prevent a breakdown in discipline, such as he saw on … Read More

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