South End pupils dance the years away

Shaun Gillham

IT was an unforgettable trip down memory lane for 91 past pupils of Port Elizabeth’s former South End High School on Saturday when they gathered for a historic reunion decades after leaving the apartheid-era school.

Aptly hosted at the South End Museum on Saturday night, in the same suburb where the school was located before it was shut down by the Group Areas Act under the apartheid government in 1973, the past pupils, aged between 55 and 70 years old, celebrated an emotional, vibrant and fun-packed reunion marked by tears, laughter and plenty of dancing.

Speaking at a picturesque beach cove area just outside Schoenmakerskop yesterday where some of the past pupils had gathered for a picnic following the night’s revelry, one of the organisers of the event, Ruwayda Hemming, described the evening function as “absolutely fantastic”.

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