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Klas van '68-reünie

Grey College, Bloemfontein, 12-14 October 2023

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A CLASS WITH “GEES”

Klas van ’68

Die Klas van ’68 het nie ‘n Morné du Plessis, ‘n Theuns Stofberg, ‘n Kepler Wessels, ‘n Hansie Cronjé, ‘n Wayde van Niekerk of ‘n  Ryk Neethling gehad nie.  Ons kan ook nie spog met ‘n Laurens van der Post, ‘n Etienne Leroux, ‘n Bram Fischer, ‘n Denis Earp, ‘n Steve Hofmeyr of ‘n WA de Klerk nie.

We had a Babrow who played some good rugby at school, but he didn’t get Springbok colours like his dad, Louis.  We also had a Marthinus Theunis Steyn, but respected as he is, he is still not as famous as his great-granddad, who was President of the Orange Free State, or his equally famous dad, who was Administrator-general of the then South West Africa.

We had guys who could tinkle on the ivories (the names of Ernest Rood, Philip Prosser and Eric Wolfaardt spring to mind), but they are not as famous as the internationally renowned pianist Charl du Plessis.

Wat ons egter in oorvloed gehad het, was gees en kameraderie. Soos ons gewese skoolhoof, AK Volsteedt, aan die einde van ons matriekjaar aan Wilhelm Landman gesê het: “Julle het nie groot sterre gehad nie, maar as ‘n klas was julle almal my droom en hoe ek graag Grey-seuns wil sien. Julle was uniek.”

What a privilege it was to be a member of the unique Class of ’68!

Class Stats

160
FINAL EXAMS WRITTEN IN 1968
46
KLASMAATS OORLEDE
78
50-YEAR REUNION ATTENDEES
113
GETAL MANNE OP ONS ADRESLYS
1
NUMBER OF “LOST SHEEP”
ONS
BEROEPE

Dertien boere en deeltydse boere, nege dokters en mediese spesialiste, vyf professore, sewe ingenieurs, drie prokureurs, twee tandartse, twee rugbybase, ‘n advokaat, ‘n argitek, ‘n fotograaf, ‘n diplomaat, ‘n vlieënier, twee predikante en ‘n fisioterapeut is onder die lede van die Klas van ’68.

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ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS
1968 matric results

Ten of our old class mates failed the end-exam in 1968, one of whom is currently a medical doctor in Canada. Between the 160 of us who wrote the final exam, we could only muster up 45 distinctions – which goes to show that there isn’t necessarily a correlation between academic achievements at school and success in one’s career; and secondly, that the standard in those years was much, much higher than these days where individual scholars get up to eight or even nine distinctions.

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ONS KIEKIES
THOSE WERE THE DAYS...

Loer gerus na die verskeidenheid foto's uit ons skooldae en wat op vorige reünies geneem is.

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OUR PROFILES
RECOGNISE THESE FACES?

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KLASMAATS

KYK HOE LYK ONS NOU
Abraham (Abie) Dreyer
Abrie Senekal
Alan Andre
Alewyn Vorster
André (Poepies) Barends
Anton (Kop) Louw
Arnold Crous
Arthur Taute

CLASS OF ’68 PROGRAMME

REUNION 2023
REÜNIE FOTOS
50-JAAR REÜNIE 2018

Die 50-Jaar Reünie het plaas gevind 12-14 Oktober 2018

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VIDEOS
CLASS OF 1968

A collection of video clips dating back to 1968.

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ONS ONNIES
KAN JY NOG ONTHOU?

It was only in later years that I really appreciated the tremendous influence that all of these giants had on my life. For that, I honour them.

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IN MEMORIAM
GONE BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN

We remember those who have since passed and a few lost 'sheep'.

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