I am delighted!

I’m tickled pink.

An article I wrote about visiting Cheltenham Ladies’ College in England has been included in the latest Diocesan School for Girls, Grahamstown newsletter.

Follow the link and also read about the impending launch of the Inkunzi Bursary Project. An innovative and collaborative scheme established by the Eastern Cape farming community to assist girls and boys from that community to attend DSG / St Andrew’s College Grahamstown

We’ll hear all about the scheme at this evening’s launch but donated funds are invested in weaner calves which are

raised at marginal cost by participating farmers. The weaners flourish, become more valuable, and the Bursary Fund grows. Neat. The purpose is to preserve the Eastern Cape flavour of the schools. Approximately 40% of children at DSG / College are traditionally from the Eastern Cape.

The whole newsletter is worth reading. Note DSG’s 144th birthday party and the various awards and achievements. Wonderful to see so many girls recognised (including familiar Eastern Cape names) for their Community Engagement endeavours.

Happy Friday.


PS. For the townies and non-Xhosa speakers, translations and terminology.

Inkunzi (Xhosa) – a bull.
Weaner – calf, lamb, or pig weaned during the current year.
Young female – before she has calved the second time – a heifer.
Young male – bull calf.


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.