Alumni Association

The Durban Girls’ College Alumni Association exists to facilitate and actively encourage the continued involvement of all Alumni in the DGC community, to ensure the continued well-being of our school and its Alumni. The association works to build relationships with the girls while they are at school to encourage them to remain connected with DGC when they leave. A variety of networking events are hosted throughout the year to create an identity for the Alumni Association and to identify fundraising opportunities.

One of the main projects is the ongoing involvement in the upliftment of the Enkuliso and Ekujabuleni nursery schools, which the alumni have supported for over 70 years.

To contact our Alumni Association: Jennifer Botha  +27 (31) 268 7200 or email alumni@dgc.co.za

PLEASE UPDATE YOUR CONTACT DETAILS

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION REPORT 2023

Alumni Reunion 2024

Book your flights! Our Old Girls are travelling to Durban, South Africa, to join our Alumni Reunion at DGC on 1 & 2 August 2024. 

 
The reunion is an opportunity to catch up and reminisce about our school days at DGC. The programme will include netball and tennis matches against the DGC girls on Thursday afternoon, followed by a cocktail party at College House. Old Girls’ Day on Friday includes a tour of the school and a special assembly followed by a delicious lunch at Miller Grove Building.
 
We look forward to welcoming the Class of 1954, 1964, 1984, 1994, 2004, and 2014; the Class of 1999 to their 25-year reunion; the Class of 1989 to their 35-year reunion. 1974 will be celebrating their 50-year reunion.
 
Please would you help us spread the word by forwarding the invitation to your classmates who might not be on our database or whose contact details might have changed? Database details can be updated by clicking on the link below:
 
THURSDAY 1 AUGUST 2024
14h45 – 16h15 Netball & Tennis vs DGC
17h30 – 19h30 Cocktails at College House
 
FRIDAY 2 AUGUST 2024
Old Girls’ Day
09h30 Tea in Centenary Hall Foyer followed by
10h00 Welcome Address in the Lecture Theatre
10h30 School Tour
12h00 School Assembly in Centenary Hall
13h00 Lunch in Miller Grove Building

To contact our Alumni Association: Jennifer Botha  +27 (31) 268 7200 or email alumni@dgc.co.za

DGC Online Street Collection

The annual DGC Street Collection is a tradition much-loved by
generations of College Old Girls. The funds raised are used to support
our nursery schools Ekujabuleni and Enkuliso with school maintenance,
learning resources and the upskilling of teachers.

We appeal to you for your support.
Join us in making a real difference!

PAYFAST INTERNATIONAL DONATIONS

Khanyi Dhlomo – Class of 1990

Khanyi Dhlomo is a South African TV Host and the founder and CEO of Ndalo Media and Ndalo Luxury Ventures. Khanyi is the daughter of Oscar Dhlomo. While she was at Durban Girls' College, she won the Thandi Face Cover Girl competition which sparked her interest in media.

At the age of 22, Khanyi was appointed as editor of True Love magazine. Within a year of her appointment, the magazine's circulation doubled from 70,000 to 140,000 and the magazine became the most widely read women's magazine in the country. After eight years at True Love, she stepped down as editor and relocated to France where she worked as manager of South Africa's Tourism Board in Paris. In 2007 she graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA which is where she met her husband Chinezi Chijioke.

In 2007 she returned home to South Africa at which time she founded Ndalo Media in
partnership with Naspers and successfully published the Destiny Magazine. In 2013, Khanyi launched Luminance, a high-end boutique department store.
Khanyi was awarded the AdVantage Magazine Editor of the Year in 2001 and the Most
Influential Woman in South African Media in 2003.

Caroline Juby- Class of 2012

After matriculating in 2012, Caroline spent the next few years studying a Bachelor of Business Administration in Brand Building and Management, coaching netball and soccer at DGC part time, and travelling abroad. With a deep love of human stories, Caroline is focused on building a career in the film industry as a writer-producer. She is currently working as the marketing manager for "Sides of a Horn" - the first film to tell the story of Africa's poaching war from both sides of the fence.

This narrative short drama is executive produced by Sir Richard Branson, and will be released through a global activation campaign later this year. She is also the marketing director and production assistant for Part of the Pack - a short documentary about South African wild dogs. With an aim to develop other projects and her career further, Caroline will be in Los Angeles for the remainder of 2019.

Inessa Rajah
Class of 2016

In Inessa Rajah’s Grade 12 year she was chosen as the 2016 winner of The Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition. Inessa wrote a remarkable short story exploring the difficulty of holding an entitled position in the face of poverty and conflict-induced resettlement. Her piece grapples with the reconciliation and embarrassment of social status and the co-existence of privilege and poverty, and forces us to interrogate our own humanity Inessa’s essay, titled ‘Dr Congo-Man’, resonates on a visceral level with all South Africans affected by the uncomfortable in the face of the suffering of others. In recognition of her achievement, Inessa has been invited to London to participate in a series of educational and cultural events. She will be presented with her certificate by HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at Buckingham Palace during Commonwealth Week in March 2017. We congratulate Inessa on her outstanding achievement!

Cassidy Williamson
Class of 2016

In July 2016, Grade 12 pupil Cassidy Williamson travelled to Poland as a member of the South African Junior Athletics team to compete at the World Junior Championships in the 100m sprint and 4x100m relay. Cassidy acquitted herself well in the heats and gained valuable international experience that will stand her in good stead for her future athletic career. DGC is proud of the determination this talented young athlete has shown to succeed in her chosen sport.

Anuschka Coovadia
Class of 1994

Dr Anuschka Coovadia is currently Head of Healthcare for Africa at KPMG, a member of the Global KPMG Center for Universal Health Coverage and an Executive Director for Ayurveda Investments. She is also a Non-executive director at Dischem, a director for the Africa Health Federation, a trustee for the Kendra Educational Trust and sits on the Innovation Board for the North West University. We are very proud of Anuschka’s success and feel privileged that she is ‘one of our own’.

Kirsten Goss
Class of 1992

Kirsten studied at the University of Stellenbosch where she obtained a Fine Arts degree in jewelry design. She then travelled to London where she worked and designed for leading fashion jeweler house, Erickson Beamon, before breaking away to start her eponymous label in in 2002. After opening her flagship store in London in 2005, she returned to South Africa to open 3 more stores in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. Kirsten has been recognized both locally and internationally for her jewelry, and we could not be more proud that she is a DGC Old Girl!