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Welcome, Nico Malan Alumni!

The foundation for your life’s journey

Welcome all Pikkies to our dedicated alumni page.

We would like to stay connected and get as much updated information as possible to enable us to strengthen the bond that unites each and every Nico Malanner, provide information and news on projects at Nico Malan High School.

It will help further the development and success of the school and encourage a connection with the history of the school.

We would love to hear all YOUR news and news of your classmates so please let us know of accomplishments, adventures and any other interesting details by e-mailing the information together with photographs to marketing@nicomalan.co.za

Meet a few proud Alumni's and scroll to read through their stories. 

  • Janka Lotter
  • Alwyn Uys
  • Jakoos Scheepers
  • Maizie Vermaak
  • Carolize Coetzee
  • Nadia Lusted
  • Gert van Zyl
  • AJ Visser
  • Janka Lotter

    Janka Lotter

    Ek is n oudskolier van Nico Malan, 2005 – 2010. Na matriek het ek aan die Universiteit van die Vrystaat studeer en my Honneurs in Besigheidsbestuur en Bemarking voltooi. Terwyl ek studeer het, het ek ook gewerk. Daarom het ek besluit om daarna eers die wêreld te sien. 

    By die onderhoude vir Qatar Lugredery in Port Elizabeth was daar honderde aansoekers – mans en vroue. Ek is een van dertien aansoekers wat op die ou end gekies is, ten spyte van my lengte (Ek is baie kort). Ek werk tans in eerste-en-besigheidsklas. 

    Volg jul drome – niks is onmoontlik!

  • Alwyn Uys

    Alwyn Uys

    I grew up on a farm, near the small town of Patensie, in the Eastern Cape where I attended Nico Malan High School. I’d always had a love for the outdoors and sport specifically. Going out and being on the farm was something very close to my heart but being on the sport field with my friends from school and boarding house was the ultimate way of spending my days at Nico Malan High School.

    At school I was passionate about rugby and athletics. My rugby career at high school only kicked off in Gr11 when I made the 1st XV and ended up playing 44 games for the first team. I never made the provincial side at high school level but went on to secure a contract at the Sharks academy and played Sharks U/19 and U/21. My sport career continued at varsity where I played over 80 games for the Maties rugby club over a course of a few years whilst completing my studies.

    After graduating, I started working in our family business, which took me back to the Eastern Cape. It is also here that at the age of 24 that I had my car accident.

    I only took my eyes off the road for a second and lost control of the car and within a few seconds my life had changed. I was paralysed from the chest down.

    Coming from a small school such as Nico Malan where we were the underdogs on the sport field on a regular basis, I learned from a young age that we should never stop fighting for what we believe in. That we can be whoever and whatever we want to be in life and not be defined by what other people think or say of us.

    The mentality and work ethic that I have learned at Nico Malan has helped me a lot to achieve great things on the sport field and also in life in general. It helped me to stand up from my circumstances and to keep going even when all then odds are against you.

    Never did I imagine that the boy from the small town in the Eastern Cape and who came from Nico Malan High School would hold 5 national titles and have Springbok colours in al 5 sport disciplines as a Paralympic athlete.

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  • Jakoos Scheepers

    Jakoos Scheepers

    As Patensie kind was ek natuurlik Lushof koshuis toe toe ek in 2001 Hoërskool toe gaan. Koshuis lewe was ‘n fees. Ons was stout, maar op die mooi manier. Ek dra baie goeie herhinneringe van Hoërskool Nico Malan. Van CSV tot die visvang uitstappies saam met mnr Harmse tot die vaak raak in Juffrou Loubser se klas wanneer ons Kringe in die bos lees. Na skool is ek Stellenbosch toe om te gaan studeer. Daar het ek landbou en musiek geswot. Ek het Stellenbosch Universiteitskoor gesing. Asook ín ‘n Rock orkes gespeel. Vandag boer ek op Patensie met sitrus en maak so af en toe musiek by troues of feeste of kampvure. Ek is dankbaar vir die groot rol wat Nico Malan in my lewe gespeel het om my die mens te maak wat ek vandag is.
  • Maizie Vermaak

    Maizie Vermaak

    Nadat ek in 1998 matriek geskryf het by Nico Malan is ek vir 5 jaar Stellenbosch toe om te gaan BSc Landbou (Landbou-ekonomie en Veekunde) en MPhil (Veebedryfsbestuur) swot. Ek het in Heemstede gebly en my koshuisjare baie geniet. Ek het aan alle aktiwiteite moontlik deelgeneem en ook 2 jaar op die HK gedien. In my eerste jaar het ek vir Maties hokkie gespeel en in die volgende jare uitgehelp met tye by Somerset-Wes klub.

    Einde 2003 het ek teruggekom na ons familieplaas, Rosenhof, en saam met my pa en broer begin boer. Soos die jare aangestap het, het my pa hom meer begin besig hou met Kooperasie-sake en die ontwikkeling van ‘n melkplaas saam met ons werkers en van ons mede-boere en ek en Jacobus het die bestuur van die boerdery heeltemal oorgevat. Ons boer met melkbeeste, vleisbeeste en ‘n paar skape en probeer so volhoubaar as moontlik dit doen. Ons ontwikkel die plaas nogsteeds en hoop om dit nog lank te doen!

    Die eerste paar jaar terug op die plaas het ek gehelp met hokkie-afrigting by Nico Malan en dit baie geniet. Ek dien ook op verskeie besture en probeer so betrokke as moontlik in die gemeenskap wees.   Ek glo in georganiseerde landbou en die rol wat dit vervul.

    Ek kom uit ‘n familie van oud-Nico Malanners, met my oupa, pa, ma en broer wat almal in die skoolbanke gesit het. Nico Malan het my voorberei vir die lewenspad. My onderwysers het ‘n groot invloed op my lewe gehad en ek het steeds kontak met ‘n hele paar. Ek het goeie vriende in Nico Malan gemaak en ek het my hoërskool-jare en veral my hokkie baie geniet.

    Ek is ‘n trotse en lojale oud-Nico Malanner. Nico Malan is ‘n puik skool met ‘n goeie naam. Humansdorp het goeie skole nodig om die landbou-gemeenskap te bedien en ek hoop en glo Nico Malan sal nog lank daardie rol vervul.

  • Carolize Coetzee

    Carolize Coetzee

    Tokara Restaurant appoints new executive chef, Carolize Coetzee

    Chef Carolize Coetzee describes her culinary personality as feminine and playful and she uses classic techniques as a springboard for her creativity while exploring the ever-shifting world of food memory.
     
    “I grew up in a small town, Humansdorp, in the Eastern Cape,” says Carolize. 
     
    “Having a big family – I’m the second youngest of six sisters – my favourite memories are of meals spent laughing and telling stories around the kitchen table, enjoying my mother’s lovingly prepared food and heirloom recipes being passed on from one generation to another.
     
    “My most cherished food memories involve emotional and physical sensations. Some of these are rooted in the expectation of reliving a fond memory, such as waiting for a cherished ingredient to be back in season or even small routines before each service that focuses my attention on the orders that soon will be coming in thick and fast. Other are more nostalgic, such as that morning slice of farm bread, heaped with my grandmother’s homemade marmalade.
     
    “The memories and generosity of other chefs – whether professional or a passionate lay cook such as my grandmother – has been my lodestar as a chef and I intend to dive into my library of food memories as inspiration for the food that I’ll be serving at Tokara Restaurant.”
     
    Carolize joins us at Tokara Restaurant from Dornier Wine Estate where she held the position of Head Chef. Prior posts include cheffing positions in various forms at Delaire Graff Restaurant, Makaron Restaurant at Majeka House, Haute Cabrière, Equus at Cavalli and Cuvée at Simonsig.
     
    Tokara Restaurant owner operator Wilhelm Kühn elaborates on the appointment: “The author of Tokara Restaurant’s third chapter is female, with Etienne Bonthuys and Richard Carstens having completed their respective chapters. We’re excited to have met Carolize at this stage of her career and we look forward to a new culinary direction under her tutelage and to see how she will be crafting her story in an industry where men still grab most of the headlines.
     
    “We will be making other subtle changes to our offering which, in conjunction with Carolize’s appointment, promises to affirm Tokara Restaurant as one of the must do destinations of the Cape Winelands.”
     
    Says Carolize: “I am extremely excited for my new position at Tokara Restaurant – one can draw endless inspiration from the beautiful space, the views, the wine, the art and the people. The mere fact of joining Tokara could very easily feel like reaching a destination in itself, but I cannot wait to continue ahead on an inspiring culinary journey, one on which I’d like invite all old and new Tokara Restaurant patrons along!
     
    “I believe that you can taste it when someone really loves to cook. My aim is for the guest to experience just that.”
     
    Through the lens of food and memory, we look forward to the journey Carolize is set to take our diners on – one that we have no doubt, will be memorable.
     
    Chef Carolize Coetzee will be launching her new menu from the first week of December.
     
    Tokara Restaurant is open for lunch Tuesdays to Sundays and for dinner Tuesdays to Saturdays. The restaurant will be open for lunch on Mondays from 3 December 2018 to 29 April 2019.
     
    Tokara Restaurant is situated at the top of the Helshoogte Pass, R310, Stellenbosch. For reservations call 021 885 2550; e-mail reservations@tokara.com or visit www.tokararestaurant.co.za.
  • Nadia Lusted

    Nadia Lusted

    Ek glo en hoop dat my boodskap vir die meerderheid van alle oud leerlinge van toepassing sal wees.
     
    My naam is Nadia Botha (nou Lusted). Ek het in 2008 matrikuleer.
    Nico Malan het my help fondasies bou vir ‘n suksesvolle lewe in elke aspek.
    Dalk nie soos ek verwag en oorspronlik gehoop het nie, maar hier volg my sukses storie:
     
    Ek is nie n suksesvolle prokureur, rekeninkundige of dokter nie.
    Ek het nie my graad waarmee ek begin het klaar gemaak nie.
    Ek het na skool begin om Omgewingsbestuur en Dierekunde te swot, maar finansies het nie toegelaat dat ek verder kon swot nie, so ek moes op 19 begin werk. Ek het aanhou swot deur Unisa en self my studies betaal, maar soos hulle sê, “Life happened” en ek kon nie klaar maak met my graad nie.
     
    Ek het op 21 getrou en is op 22 geskei. Dit was die grootste verleentheid wat my kon oorkom.
    Teen nominale waarde was my lewe ‘n mislukking.
    Ek het nooit in matriek gedink dis waar ek gaan opeindig nie.
     
    Maar hier sit ek vandag in ons huis in Pretoria, nou getroud aan die mees ongelooflike man, met ‘n een-en-‘n-half-jarige seuntjie en nog ‘n baba oppad.
    Ek werk in ‘n normale admin posisie.
    Ek het nie trofeës, grade of tonne geld in die bank om daarvoor te wys nie.
     
    Maar ek is die gelukkigste, suksesvolste vrou wat ek ken.
    My kind is my sukses.
    My man is my sukses.
    My lewe IS my sukses.
     
    Nico Malan het my op verskeie maniere geleer het dat jy nie noodwendig op papier ‘n sukses hoef te wees om gelukkig en “suksesvol” te wees nie.
    Dankie daarvoor.
     
    Hoop julle het ‘n fantastiese dag.
    Nadia
  • Gert van Zyl

    Gert van Zyl

    In looking back at my Life journey, one of the key conclusions I came to is THANK YOU to my Alma Mater Nico Malan, for the life lessons you taught me for 5 years of my life. I am very fortunate for the journey my life has taken and in looking back, I can honestly say that I do not have any regrets. Why? Not only because I was fortunate, always try to be positive, had good luck, things just happened for me, hard work, compulsory military service, a Higher Hand which protected and blessed me, university education, dedication and commitment – not at all; those were all part of my journey, but between 1974 – 1978 the values, respect and lessons learned at Nico Malan and the role teachers played were equally important, if not more important of what transpired in my life after 1978 – “be fair to everyone and one will bear the fruit!”.

     

    During my career and from a very young adult age I was placed in numerous leadership roles; the introduction of how to be a leader was initially laid as Head Boy of Stulting Primary School, furthered by the privilege to be the Nico Malan Head Boy in 1978 and captaining the 1st Rugby and 1st Cricket Teams in the same year. Respect for myself and respect for others always remained a key driver in in my life – thank you Nico Malan!!

     

    After finishing my studies and obtaining two degrees at the Universities of Stellenbosch and Pretoria, and completing my 2 years conscription, I commenced a career in personnel management in the then Department of Manpower (now called Department of Labour) and within a very short period of employment I was appointed as Private Secretary to the Minister of Manpower, fulfilling Parliamentary duties. Due to the previous political dispensation, our Country was suspended as a Member State of the International Labour Organization (ILO) – a United Nations Agency – way back in 1966. With changes in the Country on the horizon in the late eighties and with the Government looking at possibilities of re-admission into the international fraternity, also the ILO, I was sent to Geneva, Switzerland as Labour Attache, at the young age of 28 yrs old, to represent the Government and to commence with re-negotiating the RSA back as a Member State of the ILO. It was not easy; being a government official of the previous government trying to pave the way for the Country to be re-admitted as a Member State of the ILO – which was achieved in 1992 when Mr Nelson Mandela visited the ILO to open the Annual Conference with South Africa re-admitted as a Member; during the process even arguing with Cabinet Ministers who initially did not want to listen to reason, but finally I could persuade them. A very proud moment in my career – the 3 most important things which helped me in achieving this were: respect for others, hard work & dedication and leadership – thank you again to Nico Malan.  

     

    After my 4 year term of service in Switzerland, I served in many roles in the private and public sectors, climbing the ladder to senior positions, but never forgetting the values learned at Nico Malan, which always had a very special place in my heart. It was a sad moment that I was not able to attend the 10 year class reunion in 1988, but I arrived in Switzerland shortly before the reunion; I vowed to never miss a class reunion again – not only to see my class mates and good friends, but because I will forever treasure my association with my Alma Mater – and I have attended the 20yr, 30yr and this year the 40yr reunion – coming all the way from the USA.

     

    The past 20 years was also very exciting as far as my working career is concerned. As the Executive Director of the Clothing Manufacturing Association I was the national chief negotiator on behalf of the clothing employers, also representing chambers of Business South Africa and doing presentations to Parliament regarding labour legislation reforms. I needed another challenge outside my career of labour relations/human resources and I got appointed as the Managing Director (and Board member) of an International Transport Company, based in Cameroon in French speaking West Africa; fortunately due to my stay in Switzerland I learnt to speak French which was very helpful in running a company in Cameroon for 3 years. Again, having respect for others served me well – from dealing with truck drivers to dealing with board members of the group of companies based in Sudan. Lessons learnt at Nico Malan!!

     

    Weatherford International, a Global Oil & Gas company operating in almost 100 Countries, approached me to be their Labour Relations Manager responsible for all of Africa, followed by being transferred to Dubai as Employee Relations Manager for the whole of the Middle East and Asia Pacific and after a few years in the United Arab Emirates I was assigned as Human Resources Manager for all European Countries and Employee Relations Manager for the Eastern Hemisphere. Earlier in 2018 I was promoted to become a Global Director of Weatherford, based in Houston USA. Again, hard work and commitment played a key role, but if it was not for the values and beliefs I could rely on as a school boy at Nico Malan, my life journey would have been very different. I do not regard my life journey as achievements but see it as privileges – my foundation for my career and my life was laid between 1974 – 1978 at Nico Malan; which enabled me to have this career and to look back at memories in being fortunate to have visited more than 90 Countries worldwide.

     

    Thank you to my Alma Mater – thank you and thank you to those teachers who taught me values in life and for believing in me to appoint me in those leadership roles in 1978. I am so proud to be one of the old boys and a very proud ex-Head Boy of Nico Malan. Carpe Diem.. Kennis Verlig

  • AJ Visser

    AJ Visser

    MAROELAMEDIA.CO.ZA Fiks, fikser, Visser Fittest in Cape Town was vir my ’n goeie kompetisie. Daar was wel hier en daar ’n paar items waarin ek beter kon gedoen het, maar in die geheel is ek tevrede met my vertoning.” Lees meer hier: https://maroelamedia.co.za/sportnuus/fiks-fikser-visser/ AJ het in 2003 gematrikuleer by Nico Malan

Stay in contact

Ons besef dat voormalige leerders graag in kontak sal wil bly met hul alma mater, daarom vra ons u dus om al u kontak besonderhede vir ons in te vul, sodat ons met u in kontak kan bly.

Ons hoop hiermee is om 'n positiewe, konstruktiewe platform te skep waar al die gebeure van Nico Malan en die NMOT deur gegee kan word aan alle oudskoliere en ondersteuners.

Die informasie sal gereeld opgedateer en aangepas word en sal die volgende verskaf:

  1. Besonderhede en informasie van alle toekomstige gebeurtenisse en aktiwiteite wat by die skool plaasvind.

  2. Die nuutste informasie en nuus van die skool en die NMOT

Attend Events

Our term programs are filled with sporting and cultural events, we would like to invite you to these, should you be in the area.:


If you are celebrating your 10th, 20th, 30th, 40th or 50th reunion this year - please save the date for our reunion weekend. Identify your representative and contact marketing@nicomalan.co.za.

Please mark 16-18 August 2019 in your calendar – it is reunion time!

Tickets are R250 per person and includes a light lunch and a goodie bag. Please confirm your attendance with your representative. Tickets for the reunion weekend will be on sale until the 2nd of August 2019.

Official program (subject to change)

Friday 16th August 2019

Free to relax and socialize with your year group

Saturday 17th August 2019

  • 09h30 Registration & coffee
  • 10h00 Official opening
  • School tours
  • Taking of new class photos
  • Meet & greet with first teams
  • Lunch voucher
  • Build up (Dancers and Flash)
  • First team game

Saturday evening free to relax and socialize with your year group

Sunday 18th August 2019

  • 09h00 Nico Malan church service
  • Coffee and catch-up session

We are busy finalizing the programme but we need your help!

Please submit your details to the dedicated Alumni website (www.nicomalan.co.za/alumni)  so in the future we are able to email you with updates.

Once you have registered on the website you will hear from us again as the planning unfolds.

We are arranging discounted accommodation and eateries for out-of-towners – we will keep representatives updated as the list grows.

 

Donate

The Nico Malan Supporters Trust endeavors to ensure sustainable quality education at Nico Malan High School.

Click here for more information regarding the Trust:

There are several ways to give towards the Nico Malan Supporters Trust:

A cash donation can be made in the following ways:

  1. Direct Deposit in the Nico Malan Supporters Trust account
  2. Monthly Debit Order (forms available upon request)

The Nico Malan Supporters Trust is registered as a Section 18A Non-Profit Organisation (NPO). Therefore your donation is eligible for tax deduction (up to 10% of your annual taxable income (subject to SARS rules). Please consult your tax adviser for assistance with planning your giving. To request a tax certificate email marketing@nicomalan.co.za

A Bequest is an effective way to make a planned donation and lessen the burden of taxes on your family and on your estate. Please consult your legal adviser before drafting a new Will or updating an existing one.

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