Sibusisu Nkosi of Umjindi (Barberton), Mpumalanga became the first recipient of the Clive Hatch Education Scholarship to complete his matriculation examination in 2014 which he did with flying colours. He passed his Examination with a Bachelor Degree Admission obtaining three distinctions and a “B”.
In 2013 Sibusiso became the second recipient of the Clive Hatch Education Scholarship which has been established to give disadvantaged boys of all races living in Mpumalanga who, despite difficult and challenging circumstances yet show a will to succeed the opportunity to attend Tsessebe House, Jeppe High School for Boys.
Right from the outset Sibusiso seized the opportunity that he was offered and applied himself at school. He not only achieved very creditable academic results but also participated fully in the School’s extramural activities where he received half colours in athletics and full colours for Rugby. In 2013 and 2014 he represented the Golden Lions at the Craven Week inter provincial rugby tournament.
He also showed his leadership skills and at the end of 2013 he was appointed as a school prefect for Tsessebe House at Jeppe.
The Scholarship fund was established by Clive Hatch, himself a Jeppe Old Boy, after his retirement from active politics. His intention is to contribute to the development of future leaders in the province and to demonstrate his commitment to the future of South Africa and not to be associated as one of those politicians who have only been there for themselves.
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 on 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