English Olympiad Winners 2017
Back row: Gerhard Woithe, Grey High School; Catherine Bloy, Epworth High School; Dennis Buckland, Rondebosch Boys High School; Anya Fries, Roedean School; Montana Cohen, Reddam House Atlantic Seaboard; Kiara Govender, Northlands Girls’ High School; Emily Macgregor, St Andrews School for Girls; Jenna Beavon, Parel Vallei High School.
Front row: Julian Yeates, St Dominics School for Girls (5th place); Sarah Martinson, Roedean School (2nd place); Shraya Moodley, Epworth High School (1st place); Abigail Sieberhagen, Pearson High School (3rd place); Leah Macdonald, Clarendon High School for Girls (4th place).

The launch of English Alive 2017

From one generation to the next Karen Jeynes published in 1997 and her son Tim Jeynes published in 2017

English Alive Launch 2017 -Teacher Chris Kudya & student Emily Muyoni, of Masibambane Secondary School, with Editor Robin Malan













Sumaya Enyegue of Claremont High School reads her poem

Language Challenge 2017

Caitlin Laing with her English Teacher, Carol Felton.
Clarendon High School for Girls.




Congratulations to Caitlin Laing (Clarendon High School for Girls – Grade 11) who scored 100%, and is a prizewinner for the sixth successive year.








MidVaal Branch – Creative Writing Competition 2017

This year the Junior Original Writing Competition for Primary Schools was led by Miss Annastella Papageorgiou from Mondeor Primary School. She was assisted by Mrs. Robin Nell, Mrs. Gill Callan, Mrs. Heather Tutton, Mrs. Paula De Oliviera, Miss Talita Bedessy and the Miss Earth S.A. Team. 

Some of the winners with Miss Earth


De Beers 2014 English Olympiad Winner celebrates!

Samuel Musker of Redhill College who was announced the winner of the 2014 De Beers English Olympiad at the prize-giving ceremony held in Grahamstown on 17 July. 2014.

Some of the top 15 winners of the 2014 English Olympiad

Back Row: Pierre du Randt 5th (Victoria Park) Glanluca Truda 7th (Michaelhouse), Izana Zaaiman 13th (Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool.Pretoria), Mia McCarthy 6th (Maris Stella)
Middle Row: Heinrich Cox 15th (Woodridge College), Karina de Kock 10th (Pretoria High School for Girls), Tasneem Kathrada 14th (St John’s College), Thalia Rogers 12th (St Mary’s School Waverley), Taryn Benade 8th (Victoria Park High School)
Front Row: Nicholas Cullinan 2nd (Bishops), Tsepo Monaledi (De Beers), Samuel Musker 1st (Redhill College), Caleb Diamini (TSI De Beers)
Not in picture: Rahul Naidoo 3rd, Mikhail Kolabhai 4th, Lauren Southwick 9th and Julia Jellama-Butler 11th.



Launch of English Alive, 20 August 2014. Tania van der Schyff (Westerford High School) reading her piece Beast

Launch of English Alive 2014. Shakil Solanki (Contributor), Robin Malan (English Alive, editor) and Aneeb Hendricks (Contributor)



Eastern Cape Branch – Phakamani Creative writing project. Mzi Mahola reading poetry to learners at Lushington.

Eastern Cape Branch – The Lushington reading programme. Some of the learners with books that were donated by the Alexander Road High School and other concerned members of the community.



2014 W Cape Branch’s reading programme. Grade 1 pupils from Factreton Primary School pictured in the school library. With them are – Merilyn Dewer, Factreton Headmaster Saul Issacs, June Fourie and Bromyn Norman. The ‘Rambling Readers’ helped to set up the library at the school.


Wester Cape branch’s reading programme 2011

Western Cape Branch – Reading programme 2011
Readers from Grade 3 of Factreton Primary School in September 2011. Right and centre: Cameron Smith, who was the winner of the Grade 3 reading competition. The competition was organised for SACEE by Delia Scott and their teacher Mrs Vivienne Erasmus.

Pictured above: September 2011. The prize-winners from Grade 3 Factreton Primary School waiting to go to the ‘Help the Rural child’ bookshop to use their book token prizes. With them are Mr Saul Issacs (Principal) Mrs Vivienne Erasmus (teacher) and Jeanne, Fay and Kate (three of the volunteer readers)