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My Octopus Teacher Reaps the Awards

My Octopus Teacher, continues to win awards in the film and entertainment industry, receiving best documentary at the Baftas on Sunday (11th April) More...

Kevin Smuts (2004O) on My Octopus Teacher Oscar nomination

Kevin's score for My Octopus Teacher took home the best score at the International Documentary Awards earlier this year. On March 15 the film was nomi… More...

Derk Crichton in 1972
Derk Crichton | 100 years strong

It is long overdue that we spotlight the extraordinary story of Derk Crichton, a distinguished OD, who has recently celebrated his 100th birthday. More...

Studying Abroad

The OD union would like to congratulate the following students who via the University Abroad program has been accepted to some of the top Universities… More...

Daniel Tate (2016G): 2021 Bishops Rhodes Scholar

We congratulate Daniel Tate (2016G) on being selected as the 2021 Bishops Rhodes Scholar. More...

Robert Gray Medal 2021: Recipients

The OD Union would like to congratulate Anthony Record (1956S), John Gardener (1947G), Dr Robert Adam (1972F) and Bishop Geoff Davies (1959W) on being… More...

Daniel Tate (2016G) Nominated for Rhodes Scholarship – 2021

Daniel has been nominated for the Diocesan College and Partner Schools Rhodes Scholarship – 2021. More...

The Robert Gray Medal: Criteria and Purpose

The Robert Gray Medal is the most prestigious and only award which the school can bestow on an OD who has made a significant contribution in his field… More...

A Call For 2021 Robert Gray Medal Award Nominations

The Robert Gray Medal is awarded to ODs for their significant and exceptional contributions in their field of endeavour, or to society in general. More...

Archie Swanson (1973G)
Archie Swanson (1973G) achieves high honours in the AVBOB Poetry Prize

Archie was the runner-up in the English category of the  AVBOB Poetry Competition, which is by far the largest  South African poetry competition both … More...

Cameron Bellamy (2000B) completes The Impossible Row

In December 2019 Cameron Bellamy (2000B), along with 5 other rowers, navigated their way through Drake Passage. Never has this been done before in a s… More...

Michael Houlie (2018B)
Michael Houlie (2018B) Wins SA Sports Award for Newcomer of the year

Congratulations to Michael Houlie for receiving the Newcomer of the year award at the SA Sports Awards this past weekend. More...

Barry Donnelly (1988B)
Barry Donnelly (1988B) wins prestigious movie award

Congratulations to Barry Donnelly for receiving an African Movie Academy Award for Sew the Winter to my Skin. More...

Matthew Derman came first in the Sophie Gray Art Awards.
Sophie Gray Art Awards winners

The Sophie Gray Art Awards were held on Friday 1 November at the Woodlands Pavilion. More...

Matthew Pearce (1987G) and Francois Louw (2003W)
Good night and thank you, Francois Louw

The OD Union and the Bishops community would like to extend a big congratulations to Francois on this fantastic achievement as well as his stellar car… More...

President Cyril Ramaphosa's new economic advisory council
Haroon Bhorat (1986G) Appointed one of president's Economic Advisors

President Cyril Ramaphosa's new economic advisory council was announced recently, among which was OD Haroon Bhorat (1986G) More...

Diocesan College Rhodes Scholar-Elect (2020) Mr Muhammed Razzak (2014M)

We are pleased to announce that Muhammed Razzak (2014M) has been nominated the Diocesan College Rhodes Scholar-Elect (2020)! More...

Stuart Bristow (2014K)

Congratulations to Stuart who is now part of the British Sprint Canoe Team and has been competing in a number of World Championship events around the … More...

Peter and Jenny Steyn walking out of the War Memorial Chapel in 1959 as husband & wife
Peter (1955O) and Jenny Steyn celebrate 60 years of marriage!

The OD Union congratulates Peter (1955O) and Jenny Steyn on celebrating 60 years of marriage! More...

Alex Stewart, Ryan Julius, Mustapha Cassiem, Dayaan Cassiem and Mala
ODs win IPT 2019

Six ODs competed for Western Province in the men's inter-provincial hockey tournament (IPT) this past week, with five of them taking home the trophy. More...

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