Prefects at DHS

The Durban High School Prefect system dates back to the first few years of the school, over 150 years ago.

Prefects fulfil a vital role both at the school and in Blackmore House: they act as role-models to the rest of the learner body, they provide leadership to the boys, and they help maintain the ethos and traditions of Durban High School … as well as helping to maintain discipline in a large school in which members of staff cannot be everywhere at once!

Prefects at School

There is a rigorous selection procedure for prefectship. To qualify for consideration, the boys must have completed their Community Service in Grades 8, 9, 10 and 11, and must have been appointed as mentors in their Grade 11 year. Every applicant is interviewed by a panel of senior staff. Every boy in the school votes for the prefects of their choice. Every member of staff indicates whether they strongly support, are neutral, or strongly disapprove of every candidate on the list, providing reasons for their choice. All of this information is put together into a selection matrix, and the Prefect selection panel then makes their choices.

The body consists of one Head Prefect, two Deputy Prefects and between 23 and 28 prefects. At DHS we have been very fortunate to have had Head Prefects of outstanding calibre

Prefects at Blackmore House

Prefects play a significant role in the running of the DHS boarding facility, Blackmore House. During the latter part of their Grade 11 year, Boarders are offered the opportunity to apply to become a Prefect for their final year in the House. All Boarders participate in the selection process, which is overseen by the Superintendent and Masters of the residence. In particular, the applicants must be seen as role models and assist the Masters in ensuring that the high standards expected of a Blackmore House Boarder are maintained.

The number of elected Prefects may vary from year to year and a Blackmore House Head Boy is appointed to lead the Prefect team. The Prefect Body actively participates in the day to day running of Blackmore House and in the training of the possible Grade 11 Prefect candidates once the Matrics enter their trail examination phase. The Acting Grade 11 Prefects then take over the Prefect duties during the Grade 12 final examinations.


Samuel Spooner

Ayurv Indurjeeth
Dumisani Dlamini


Mawande Bhekiswayo

Travis Burke

Elijah Chetty

Lizwe Chili

Nathan Harvey

Mustafa Hoosen

Muhammad Khan

Asher Know-Davies

Mikaeil Kreuzer

Koti Mafoko

Mahle Makhanya

Yanga Mdletshe

Sabelasethu Mlaba

Tusani Mathembu

Corne Nel

Amphumelele Ndelu

Simphiwe Ngcobo

Ateeq Patel

Skye Sibisi

Rivaldo Soni

Jared Williams

Sinaxo Zituta

Blackmore House Prefects

Ayurv Indurjeeth

Mpho Ndada

Evanildo Rodrigues

Dumisani Dlamini

Sakhe Ndabambi

Adriaan Coetzee

Serue Serue

Luyolo Dikeni

Kgothatso Majoro

House Prefects