Tiger Kloof

Heritage Tiger Kloof railway SG
Heritage Tiger Kloof railway SG

On October 16 Tiger Kloof will be formally re-opening its old hall, courtesy of the Anglo-American Chairman’s Fund, the building having been left derelict for the last 52 years.

It was previously the girl’s dining room. Amongst the guests of honour at this lovely occasion will be Archbishop Desmond Tutu, ex President Masire, Gaositwe Chiepe and Archie Mogwe. Ex Tigers from this country of pre-1953 vintage will be welcome to attend this event as will those of the post 1995 era. They will also be welcome to join the current Director of the Institute, Mark Boobbyer when, early next month, he undertakes an ‘awareness raising’ walk to Vryburg from either Lobatse or Gaborone.

I admit to surprise at learning that there have been students from here, who have attended the Institute in recent years. When it was re-opened in 1995 it was as a South African state school serving the needs of South African students. It was therefore necessary for David Matthews, the first Principal after its re-opening, to confirm that he was not taking the place of a South African student when admitting one of my sons. My impression then was that he must have been the last student to attend from this country. Now I gather that I have been quite wrong.

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