Clive Hatch Scholarship Fund

by | Nov 27, 2012 | Clive Hatch / Jeppe Scholarship, Featured

Clive Hatch Scholarship Fund

Jeppe High School For Boys – Tsessebe House


The Clive Hatch Scholarship has been established to make a positive difference to the lives of financially disadvantaged boys of all races living in Mpumalanga, who despite difficult and challenging circumstances, have shown a will to succeed if given the opportunity.

The Clive Hatch Scholarship Fund aims to build upon this potential by giving these young men, who would otherwise never have had the opportunity for a quality education, the chance to attend Tsessebe House at Jeppe High School for Boys.


Clive Hatch

Clive Hatch is an example of a Jeppe Boy who from modest beginnings has taken full advantage of the opportunities that a Jeppe education provided him through his contribution to all his endeavours.

After leaving Jeppe he has been based in Emalahleni (Witbank) where he has lived, worked and involved himself in civil society. Clive had thirty years service at one of the largest corporate companies in the province where he was Company Treasurer.

He served on the Witbank City Council and subsequently in the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature for ten years, eight of them as Leader of the Opposition.

Clive is a Past President of the Witbank Chamber of Commerce and Industry; he is also a trustee of the Witbank Moth Retirement Village. He was previously the National President of Jaycee South Africa (1987 / 88) and was awarded honorary life membership of Junior Chamber International (Jaycees).


Jeppe High School For Boys

Jeppe High School for Boys is Johannesburg’s oldest boys only public school having been established in 1890 in Fairview, Johannesburg.

The book Historic Schools of South Africa states “perhaps more than any other Johannesburg school, Jeppe reflects the history and changing character of the city and has always been a melting pot for children of diverse socioeconomic, language and cultural backgrounds.”

Recognised as one of South Africa’s Top 20 boys schools, the defining characteristics of the men it produces often centre around the principles of loyalty, honour and friendship. Whilst many Jeppe pupils have gone on to become captains of industry, famous politicians and international sportsmen, it is the ability of the school to shape the characters of boys into men which is its greatest success.


Beneficiaries Of The Clive Hatch Scholarship Fund

The inaugural Clive Hatch scholarship has been awarded to Robert de Morney a past pupil from

the Middelburg Primary School at the inception of the fund for the 2012 academic year.

Since the inception of the various Jeppe Scholarship funds 48 boys from generally underprivileged families have benefitted from the various scholarships of which 7 have come from Mpumalanga.


Support The Clive Hatch Scholarship Fund

Should any Jeppe Old Boy, JCI Senator, Corporate or individual wish to sponsor a scholarship recipient or contribute to the Clive Hatch Education Fund, please contact either Clive Hatch at:; 082 601 9376 or Dale Jackson at: 082 907 8666.

Clive Hatch

About Clive Hatch

Clive Hatch is a political commentator and opinionist. He is a former Member and Leader of the Opposition in the Mpumalanga Provincial Legislature. After matriculating from Jeppe High School for Boys in 1967 Clive Hatch has lived, worked and been involved in the Emalahleni (Witbank) community.

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