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April 29, 2019

The 91st Flower Show held at school on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February 2019 was a resounding success and a spectacular celebration of all things Jeppe, in this our centenary year! The commercial manager of Mayford Seeds, Paul Vonk acknowledged it as the 2nd best Flo...

January 29, 2019

The Matric results released on 4 January 2019 are the “measuring day” for the girls and school alike. It’s a joyful day of witnessing these young women coming into school to collect the certificates which set them up for their next chapter. 

We were delighted with our e...

Encouraged by Elinor Sisulu’s call at our recent annual review function that an unexamined life is not worth living, two of our girls interviewed Kevin Tait to hear the story of the Ruth First Jeppe Memorial Scholarship programme and how it came about.

“Just over a deca...

October 30, 2018

Our annual review function is a highlight in the Ruth First calendar. Saying goodbye to the Matrics, and welcoming the new intake is part of the rhythm of the programme, and is much anticipated by all the girls in the Ruth First family.

This year’s function, the ninth i...

August 28, 2018

Behind the scenes of the Ruth First scholarship programme, Jackie Standish-White has been involved since 2013. She qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG, where she was involved in learning and development, recruiting and marketing over twenty years. A KPMG collea...

June 26, 2018

Born Free? was on stage in early May at the Joburg Theatre as part of the FEDA (Festival of Excellence in Dramatic Arts). The festival aims to showcase outstanding Drama Departments of Gauteng schools, and prides itself on encouraging young theatre practitioners to tak...

May 29, 2018

"The University of Witwatersrand, commonly known as Wits, was home to the likes of strong women such as Ruth First and Thuli Madonsela during their tertiary education. On 8 April 2018, six of the Matric Ruth First Scholarship recipients went to Wits for a tour of the c...

May 7, 2018

Nneka Nwodo’s eyes light up as she talks about “The Color Purple”. The show mirrored her passion for feminism and women empowerment and was her best theatrical outing to date. 

As the director of Nerina’s winning house play, “Cornered” in 2017 and a lead actress in the...

May 7, 2018

In addition to school fees, our scholarship programme provides three prongs of support to our girls: the mentorship programme, career guidance and cultural enrichment, providing access to experiences which are outside what the girls are exposed to.

On Sunday 25 Feb...

February 27, 2018

Kgomotso Sekhukhune is a girl on the move! She needs to get to Netball Trials, finish her Physics practical, and study for the three tests happening this week. In between, she is relishing her responsibilities as a councillor and leader of the school: she reflects on h...

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