Caged Canaries and Counting Cattle
Caged canaries and Counting Cattle: Joy and fulfillment amid the intense frustration and shattered dreams of rural South African Education. A presentation by Thomas Hagspihl.
The story of the Historical Healdtown Comprehensive High School, once attended by struggle icons and other luminaries such as Nelson Mandela, John Jabavu, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Robert Sobukwe, Seth Mokitimi, Professor Loyisa Nongxa, Dr Mvuyo Tom, Wendy Luhabe, Justice Tembile Skweyia, was passionately presented by Thomas Hagspihl.
This raised questions such as:
- How do we raise the bar for rural South African education?
- Whose responsibility is it?
Mr Thomas Hagspihl is currently the executive headmaster of Durban Girls’ College.