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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...

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...

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