White River Primary

They have a stellar list of past pupils, including Springbok rugby players Danie Rossouw and Duane Vermeulen; Carlien van Staden, who set a world record in the u/13 1500m at the Pacific Schools Games in 2000; Tracy Todd Hein, the popular Quadriplegic motivational speaker, blogger, writer and teacher; Nathani Lüneburg, a visual artist currently lecturing at Unisa while studying for her PHd and Esra Bosch, White River’s world renowned ceramic artist.

Liz Mackintosh – My Mpumalanga

The programme’s success depends on committed principals, welcoming staff and caring host families, dedication from the likes of Netto Maluka of Mbombela Tours who always goes the extra mile, and the belief by their university (especially Michael Wirrer) in the importance of exposure to different education systems to broaden the mind and change perceptions and perspectives. It’s a win-win situation all round!