Waterford Kamhlaba

Coordinates: 26°18′10.57″S 31°06′14.60″E / 26.3029361°S 31.1040556°E / -26.3029361; 31.1040556
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Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa

TypeInternational Baccalaureate school, IGCSE, private
MottoUWC makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
Number of students750
AffiliationUnited World Colleges
Information+268 4220866/7/8
Waterford Kamhlaba's Emhlabeni (IB) Hostel

Waterford Kamhlaba United World College of Southern Africa (WKUWCSA), one of 18 international schools and colleges in the UWC educational movement, is located outside of Mbabane, Eswatini.

Waterford was the first school in southern Africa open to children and youth of all colours. It was started in direct opposition to the apartheid regime in neighboring South Africa. Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu, and many others leaders in the struggle against apartheid, sent their children to school there.

Waterford Kamhlaba was established by Michael Stern in 1963. The school's mission was similar to the philosophy of the UWC movement, and Waterford became the fourth member school of the UWC movement in 1981.[1] Anthony (Tony) Hatton, for many years an English teacher at Waterford Kamhlaba, wrote an account of the early years of the school.[2]

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  1. ^ "History". Retrieved 2021-08-18.
  2. ^ Hatton, Tony (2013). Phoenix Rising A Memoir of Waterford Kamhlaba's Early Years. Mbabane, Swaziland: Kamhlaba Publishing. ISBN 978-0-620-55588-3.
  3. ^ "Timnit Gebru na Twitterze: "Did we say that we have 500 copies of @ruha9's book? For the people who will occupy the 500 seats at the dinner? You get her book FOR FREE, have the opportunity to have her sign it and get to listen to her during a fireside chat.… https://t.co/MyogG5oXV1"". 2021-02-04. Archived from the original on 2021-02-04. Retrieved 2023-05-23. {{cite web}}: External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ Southern Africa Report - December 1986 - Remembering Fernando Honwana page 7
  5. ^ "Obituary: Michael Stern". The Guardian. 2002-08-01. Archived from the original on 2021-08-12.

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