Durban is the third most populous city in South Africa—after Johannesburg and Cape Town—and the largest city in the South African province of KwaZulu-Natal. Located on the east coast of South Africa, Durban is famous for being the busiest port in the country. It is also seen as one of the major centres of tourism because of the city’s warm subtropical climate and extensive beaches. Durban forms part of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality, which includes neighbouring towns and has a population of about 3.44 million, making the combined municipality one of the biggest cities on the Indian Ocean coast of the African continent. It is also the second most important manufacturing hub in South Africa after Johannesburg. It has the highest number of dollar millionaires added per year of any South African city with the number rising 200 per cent between 2000 and 2014. In May 2015, Durban was officially recognised as one of the New7Wonders Cities together with Vigan, Doha, La Paz, Havana, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur. Today we have listed the 10 best schools in Durban in 2020. Find out if your school made the list.
Finding the best colleges in South Africa is one of the priorities for the most students that want to pursue higher education. Once you are done with the basic level education, the next big thing is to find out which college or university you will be joining, depending on the course you want, and qualifications that you have made.
- Department of Basic Education reports on the performance of all the secondary schools in South Africa.
- Retracted a list of all the schools that achieved a 100% pass rate for 2020
- Selected the top 10 schools according to the total of students who wrote and passed the exams – it is easier to ensure a class of 20 students pass the exams than classes with 300 students
10. Durban Girls’ College
Durban Girls’ College is an independent boarding and day school for girls, with weekly boarding facilities for high school pupils, located on the Berea, overlooking the city of Durban in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
9. Maris Stella School
Maris Stella School is a private Roman Catholic day school for girls from four to eighteen years old, located on the Berea in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
It was founded on May 22, 1899 by the Holy Family Sisters as a boarding school. It declared a non-racial policy in 1974. It has c. 830 pupils.
8. Brettonwood High School
Brettonwood High School, in Durban, South Africa, opened in January 1966, is named after Brettonwood Avenue, which is at the intersection of the main entrance.
It was known as Brettonwood Boys’ High School until it became co-educational in the mid-1970s.
7. Clifton School
Clifton School is an independent day school for boys located in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal, in the Republic of South Africa.
6. Durban Girls’ High School
Durban Girls’ High School is a public high school for girls located in Glenwood, a suburb of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
It was founded in 1882 and is home to over 1200 students.