Headmaster’s Blog: Rising from the Ashes

Wynberg Boys' High School: Keith Richardson's Blog

Before and After: ‘Little Malabar’, the Richardsons’ house in Noordhoek

“It was 1.56am on Wednesday 4th March when the phone rang. It was Wynberg’s Director of Operations, Peter van Schalkwyk. ‘Bad news,’ he said. ‘I have just received a message that your house in Noordhoek is in danger from the fires.’

In the meantime, Pippa was checking her phone. ‘House ablaze,’ the message from a neighbour said. ‘No point in coming down as the area is being evacuated.  All the roads here have been closed off.’

Not much chance of sleep after receiving that message!”