Inkamana High School

High School & Admin Block
Boy’s Hostel
Girl’s Hostel


Praying the “Our Father” together during Holy Mass


The Feast of Corpus Christi
School Bus

Old Boys and Old Girls

• Mbongiseni Patrick Buthelezi – “Patrick was born in Ulundi where he received his primary education before moving to the Inkamana High School in Vryheid. He was always a top student, despite the fact that his father left school after Standard Two and his mother is illiterate. As well as his mother tongue of isiZulu, he has an impeccable command of English, a knowledge of Afrikaans and German and he is currently studying Italian!”  

• Khumbulani Dladla: “I’m so happy for INKAMANA. I also didn’t know that the school has the website. This is Khumbulani Dladla, who went to the school in 2000, unfortunately I left after grade 10. But, I learnt a lot there during these three years I spent there, ACTUALLY THAT’S WHERE I LEARNT THE BEST WAY OF LIVING THE REAL LIFE, And there are people I would like to thank the most, those are Mrs Johnson and Bro. Placidus Makhanya. Thanks a lot, I wish what u’ve done you could do to others. Right now I’m in University of KwaZulu Natal doing Computer Science,2nd year of course. THANK YOU  

• Nokwazi Dlamini, 433 Cherokee Avenue, Atlanta, Georgia 30312 USA: Matriculated in 1994.  

• Samvu Gumede: “Samvu matriculated from Inkamana High School in Vryheid in 1985 and obtained a B Proc and LLB degree from the University of Natal. He commenced articles with our Durban associates, Garlicke & Bousfield, in June 1994 but interrupted his articles at the end of June 1994 after he was awarded a scholarship to Georgetown University (Washington DC). Samvu read for a Masters in International and Comparative Law at Georgetown, with a focus on international business transactions, and he completed his studies in May 1995. He worked in the international department of Fulbright & Jaworski LLP in their Washington office for a year. Thereafter he completed his articles at Garlicke & Bousfield, working initially in the shipping and international trade department and then moving to the commercial department for the duration of his articles. He joined our Commercial Department in July.” [from: Bowman Gilfillan Hayman Godfrey Inc. – Website]  

• Sinotho Nosihawu Khumalo, P O Box 831, Nqutu 3135 Matriculated in 2003  

• Buyisile Kubheka, JHB “It’s so nice to see something from Inkamana since I was a student there once. Please try put something in about students GOOD JOB!!!!  

• Cassius Reginald Lubisi, Department of Education, University of Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville 3209 “I moved to Inkamana High School, a Benedictine school in Vryheid in the province of KwaZulu-Natal for my secondary schooling (Grades 8 to 12). It is at Inkamana, under the mentorship of Sister Dorothea Derse (OSB), that I strengthened my interest in Mathematics.” Matric: 1984  

• Themba G Mathe, Durban: “I matriculted at Inkamana in 1982. It was so thrilling to read and hear about what is taking place there. The site is so informative and well designed – Typical of Inkamana’s professionalism!  

• Sphesihle Mathenjwa from Ingwavuma Ekuhlehleni: “I matriculated at Inkamana in 2006 now I am in Durban (UKZN). I was so happy to read about Inkamana because at Inkamana I Learnt a lot of important things about life and that is why I am able to cope at university, Inkamana taught me that a candle looses nothing of its light by lighting another candle, I miss all the staff members and how can I forget the CHOIR“.  

• Mthembeni Mbatha, Principal of Mathunjwa Secondary School: “The first is the calibre and dedication of its principal, Mthembeni Mbatha, a former pupil of another miracle school nearby, Inkamana Secondary, and a graduate of the University of Zululand. “I decided to put policies similar to those at Inkamana in place,” says Mbatha. “There they trained us in many things, they made us work.”  

• Lulama Mkosana – Molotsi: “This is so unbelievable that I came across this website by chance!!! This is so good. I am proudly Inkamanian. Thanks to all the teachers and the whole of Inkamana community that played a major role in my life. Keep up the good work. Kindly keep us posted on the whereabouts of Sisters, Brothers, Teachers and Fathers also mention those that have passed on. God Bless you all! Lulama Mkosana – Molotsi HR Executive Siyahamba Engineering (PTY) LTD Tel # 011-824 2183 Fax # 011-824  

• Xolani Osborne Mnyandu, Durban “I’d like to congratulate and extend my most sincere gratitude to the community of Inkamana, for being able to attempt a link with ex-scholars of the school. The website consoles the nostalgic episodes that I suffer from having had to leave a community I knew and loved after completing my matric. Thank you everybody, thank you Sr. Mary-George (Std6 class-teacher) for bridging religion and our everyday lives, thank you Br. Placid for molding our emotions and opinions into focus, thank you Sr. Francis for having always reminded us the beautiful nature of God, thank you Sr. Athanasia for being the example of how loyalty and pragmatism is a necessity, thank you Mr. Gregory for challenging my mathematics skills so much I felt depressed having had a “B” matric higher grade (is he good or what!!!), thank you also for making me realise how much quality there is in this life we’re living- you gave me an ear for Bach, Strauss, Handel, Beethoven and Mozart only to name a few, dankie Mevrou Steenkamp u was die beste Afrikaans onderwyseris, so goed dat ek luister na radio twee-duisend net om daardie (passionate) taal te hoor. I will never forget the late Sr. Maria for her excellent skills in teaching, as well as her witty ways of getting us to work on a hot Summer afternoon. How can I forget a great friend of mine and English teacher Mrs. Gregory, did I mention that she was just too great- God bless you Chris. Mrs Grobelaar, a real lady, soft-spoken and could contain her anger and irritability so much you would bet she was living in the 19th century. Mrs Johnstone, tough as nails but jolly. Thank you so much guys, I’ll always be thankful to you. Now, how can I forget Fr. Abbot- Thank you for allowing me to attend Verspers with the monks, it made me find things I may have never known I had in me, like my sincere urge to communicate with God! Br. Bernard, you were a real monk, and us boys admired that, Br. Andrew nothing would have changed without you, I bet this website has something to do with you, ….. yes, yes, Inkamana was great, and I’ll always feel indebted to her. Your loyal ex-scholar  

• Cynthia Mpati, Umlazi College of Further Education, Private Bag X08, Mobeni, KwaZulu Natal 4060, South Africa, Fax: 0027-31-309-1290, Telephone: 0027-31-309-7227 “Drawing on her own experiences growing up in a family that placed great emphasis on education, Mr. Mpati said her schooling at Inanda Seminary in Durban and at the Roman Catholic Inkamana High School in Vryheid had made her aware of the bigger challenges ahead.” [from: From Preachers to Teachers New Techniques in KwaZulu Natal]  

• Dr. Vincent E. Msibi, Heatherdale, Pretoria: “I was a student at Inkamana from 1973. It was wonderful being a member of that family . I think we should also have an Old Girl ‘s Page. Is it possible to catologue a full list of former Inkamana and St Joseph students ? Keep up the good work . God  

• Lionel Percival Hercules Mbeki Mtshali, Premier of KwaZulu-Natal  

• Professor LBG Ndabandaba, Minister of Education and Culture in the KwaZulu-Natal Cabinet: “Professor LBG Ndabandaba was educated at the following schools: Vryheid Government Primary School and Inkamana High School in KwaZulu-Natal.”  

• Nhlanhla Gregory Ngcobo, P.O.Box 498, Clernaville 3602,, matriculated in 1996  

• Nokuthula NgubaneI am an alumni of Inkamana High School who graduated in 1987. I would like to be included in the alumni section of Inkamana’s website. … I spent some of the best years of my life at Inkamana. The values that were reinforced at Inkamana, i.e hard-work, discipline, and the belief in the Christian Faith, have served me well over the years. Since my days at Inkamana I went on to attain a Bachelors Degree in Journalism and Politics and Government from Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware, Ohio, USA and a Masters Degree in Public Affairs Journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. Presently, I serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jacob G Zuma RDP Education Trust. With best wishes, Catherine Hazel Nokuthula Ngubane … CEO Jacob G Zuma RDP Education Trust 031 332 6561 (Tel) 031 332 6241 (Fax) 071 970 3652 (Mobile)”  

• Sicelo Ntuli: “Before coming to UCT, Mr Ntuli completed Grades 8 to 11 at a Roman Catholic school, Inkamana, in Pietermaritzburg.”  

• Thabani Phiri, P.O Box 9609, Vryheid 3100: matriculated in 2002.  

• Generous Mabutho Shangase, Wits University, Johannesburg: “Congratulations!!! I didn’t know my school was this advanced, I was just surfing and I came across our website. I am also proud to be the first Inkamana Student to sign the page. God bless you all Peace!!”  

• Mfanafuthi Sithole “I would like to thank all the teachers for their support, and for showing quite a great deal of dedication. I will forever be grateful for everything u did for me.I would also like to thank the following teachers, for helping me to be where I am today; Bro.Placidus, Mr. John Gregory, Mrs. A Johnstone( you taught me a great deal of respect, thank you) and last but not least Mev. I Steenkamp.”  

• Sinenhlanhla Sithole (nee Khuzwayo) “Greetings to you. I accidentally came across this webpage while checking something completely different!!! You cannot believe my excitement when I found it. I am Sinenhlanhla Sithole (nee Khuzwayo), who matriculated from Inkamana in 1981 – (I was known as S’ne). It was such a great honour being a part of such a wonderful family and I hope one day we will have a big reunion as Inkamana former students – before we become all grey and wrinkly… It would be interesting though to see if we would still recognize one another. All the best! S’ne Sithole Midrand, Johannesburg “  

• Thembinkosi Zondi, University of Cape Town, Leo Marquad Room No. 720, Rondebosch, matriculated in 2003  

• Prince Gideon Layukona Zulu, Minister For Social Welfare and Population Development, Government of the Province of KwaZulu-Natal (RSA): “Attended Inkamana High School – passed Matriculation in 1956.”  

• Siphesihle G. Zwane. Matriculated 2003. University of KwaZulu Natal.