The Espin House Annex

I love to see this in Grahamstown. Growth and jobs and sustainable economic benefits. The DSG has increased capacity by 100 girls in recent years with the addition of Knowling House and the new Grade 8 House. Now the extension of Espin House.

Education is the number 1 industry in Grahamstown. It’s stating the obvious but let’s not assume it away. Inclusive growth and a flourishing, expanding education sector in our city are inextricably linked.

Congratulations to the leadership of The DSG. I am sure the girls will appreciate the additional space. The builders certainly appreciate the work and the incremental economic benefits permeate Grahamstown forever.


Before moving back to Grahamstown in Oct 2017, Graeme was a bank executive based in the big smoke and craziness of Joburg. He has 20 years’ experience in the Payments Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Management by Research (MMR) from Wits Business School, and attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) offered by INSEAD (The Business School for the World!) in France.  

Graeme is the founder of The Grahamstown Project. It’s simple. He says, “Grahamstown is a microcosm of South Africa. If we can’t get this place to function properly then the whole country is stuffed. Many of the troubles we experience as a country today have their roots here in Grahamstown. it is here where black and white people first engaged in conflict on the African continent. It is here where 9 wars of dispossession over 100 years took place and virtually destroyed the amaXhosa nation. But we are where we are. I don’t have a British passport and the boat-trip back to where my ancestors came from is exorbitantly expensive. Furthermore, this is my home. I am a son of Africa. We must work together to redress the injustices of the past and move as one into a brighter future.”

Graeme is an avid historian, writer, vlogger and public speaker. Like and follow the Facebook page. Join him on a tour. Contact him. He would love that.