Waterford Kamhlaba United World College Southern Africa - (WKUWCSA)

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A picture of the first 16 students (all boys) with the first headmaster. 3 Feb, 2021

On Wednesday 3 February 2021, Waterford Kamhlaba will celebrate the school's 58th birthday through an online event. There will be an alumni panel featuring:

  • Andrew Foose (USA WK 78 – 82)
  • Loyiso Ndlovu (South Africa WK 88 – 90)
  • Quinton Reissmann (Eswatini WK 67 – 73)
  • William Hatungimana (Rwanda/Eswatini WK 10 – 11) 

Those who would like to register for the event can do so through the link below:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpcu-vrj4uG9WwAO4nHkdCIDiNdsDZkyir

Waterford School was opened on a mountainside at the edge of Mbabane in February 1963, after founding headmaster Michael Stern spent 6 years teaching in South Africa, first at an all-black school (St. Peter’s, which was closed in 1956) then at an all-white school (St. Martin’s, on the same site as St. Peter’s, where he was the founding headmaster), under the Apartheid Regime. Michael Stern came to South Africa to teach in 1955 after responding to an article written by Father (later Archbishop) Trevor Huddleston called, “And the Church Sleeps On” but he became increasingly dissatisfied and frustrated with the pervasive environment of racial intolerance. In 1961, after several years of St. Martin’s work camps in the then British Protectorate of Swaziland, and after it was clear that Michael could not teach and live his ideals in South Africa, he committed himself to the idea of a multiracial school in Swaziland (now Eswatini). Waterford was established in clear and expressed opposition to the South African Apartheid regime and its laws of racial segregation.

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