St John's College

Welcome to the Trinity Term edition of VITA, featuring the best of St John’s College - the old and the new.

Former Head of School Melvyn Lubega deciphers the world of cryptocurrency while Allan Magubane, College Deputy Head, talks about building a community that chooses love and justice. Meet Adv Graham Kerr-Phillips, the newly appointed Chairman of the Old Johannian Association and enjoy the wonderful letters shared by you, our community.

We have lived with COVID-19 for nearly 450 days and our San Sister, Nomathemba Mabaso, reminds us that while COVID waves are inevitable, our actions determine their severity. Dudu Mashele, Prep Deputy Head, explains why our names matter.

The doors to the striking new Prep building opened at the start of the year. We are proud to share pictures and take you on a short video tour of this world-class new structure with Mr Lester Lalla.

Prof Martin Veller, former Dean of Wits Health Sciences, speaks about the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine and Prep Second Mistress Margot Long reflects on the metamorphosis in teaching and learning over the past year.

Dr Daniel Pretorius, Heritage Committee Chair, decodes the language of St John’s College and introduces the first in a series of College characters from the past.

We highlight Old Johannians in the news and introduce you to the Advancement Office, the team dedicated to ensuring St John’s long-term sustainability. They are also the point of contact for any Old Johannian wishing to contact the Old Johannian Association or School.

We’ve included QR codes across this edition - scan them with your phone, or click on the link if you’re reading the digital edition to access rich, interactive content, from videos to easy opportunities to update your contact details as an Old Johannian or make a donation to the Foundation.

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Jacqui Deeks


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Vita Trinity Term2021

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