December 2, 2019

Lydia Nsenda loves to run! As the school’s top middle-distance runner, she ran to school this morning from Troyeville for her interview and choir practice – and arrived barely out of breath. A quietly composed young woman, Lydia is the first of our Ruth First girls, (a...

October 29, 2019

Shawn Slovo’s address at our tenth annual review function, held on Wednesday 23 October 2019, brought Ruth First alive for our girls and our wider trust community. Speaking of the trauma of losing her mother in the prime of her life, Shawn held the audience captivated...

October 28, 2019

Ntando Manana likes to think on her feet, inspiring and influencing others with her observations. As a school councillor, with a love of History and a passion for social justice, it follows that she is interested in studying Law at Wits or UCT, with a view to represent...

October 28, 2019

When Kevin invited me to address you, I was reluctant. I’m a working screenwriter, I’m not a public speaker, I hate to leave the house, I told him. But Kevin is nothing if not insistent, he’s a very persuasive human being. Truthfully, I think the real reason I am reluc...

September 27, 2019

One of the highlights of the third Ruth First Jeppe Fiesta concert on Friday 30 August was the interval performance outside the main doors of the Linder Auditorium of the Hlabelela choir. Led by Natasha Mwilambwe, they enchanted the audience with their signature harmon...

July 29, 2019

The Ruth First Jeppe Fiesta will be staged for the third year running at the Linder Auditorium at 7:30 pm on Friday 30 August. This fund raising concert is a varied musical celebration, with something for everyone, and is dedicated to Jeppe alumna, Ruth First, in aid o...

June 27, 2019

Melissa Nyalungu presents as a quiet, studious, diligent pupil. Her favorite subjects are Physical Science and Life Science, she is a consistent Top Ten academic achiever, has full academic colours and is a school councillor. 

So, her response to her favourite memory of...

June 3, 2019

Melinda Gates, in her book, “The Moment of Lift, How empowering women changes the world”, dedicates a chapter to girls in schools and the role of education. She says:

“Great schools don’t just teach you – they change you.

Good schools...instill in their students an audac...

May 13, 2019

As our Ruth First scholarship has grown, so has the need for a support structure for our girls. While this is addressed in the ambit of the school’s responsibility, the team has recently been boosted by the addition of social worker Robyn Hill who dedicates a day a wee...

April 29, 2019

Who would have thought our top Matric achiever in Maths, AP Maths, Accounting and Physical Science would be quoting poetry as her inspiration? Or linking it to chess moves? But that is the wonder of our Ruth First girls, and the education which Jeppe Girls provides: th...

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