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Human Rights Day 2021

Human Rights Day 2021

At the conclusion of the Human Rights Day assembly on Friday, the College boys signed the Clifton Discrimination Proclamation that was formulated by the Transformation and Diversity team.
Afterwards, the proclamation plaque was unveiled in the Mitchell Square by Mr Knowles and Head Boy, George Tattari. Mrs Dlamini referred to the journey of transformation and diversity at Clifton and congratulated the boys for their bravery and commitment to the process.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLIFTON CLASS OF 2020!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CLIFTON CLASS OF 2020!

Exceptional Matric Results for the class of 2020   Congratulations! The Clifton Class of 2020 has done it again! 100% pass rate and 94% bachelor passes. A great set of results from a committed and determined group of young men who were ready for the challenge....
Why boys’ schools need women in positions of authority

Why boys’ schools need women in positions of authority

By Mr Shaun McCabe

There are currently some 29 female leaders in countries or self-ruling territories. Of the 25 monarchies, there are reigning Queens in at least two countries: Denmark and the United Kingdom – and the latter is represented by female Governor Generals in 4 of the other 15 countries in which she is also Queen. There are 13 female Presidents. There are also female Prime Ministers. The point I am trying to make with this digression really concerns itself – in its simplest form – with the concept of female leadership as role-models to a new generation of young people.

What is the purpose of History?

What is the purpose of History?

By Mr Shaun McCabe

“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

– George Santayana

Today, history forms a huge component of human knowledge in general, alongside cultural and scientific knowledge, both of which overlap with history. Historians place a great emphasis on primary sources; people writing based on events they or their immediate friends actually experienced, rather than secondary sources, writing merely based on hearsay.

Also important are comparisons between primary sources. Without comparisons, it can be difficult to validate historical claims.

VUCA – An old idea for a new crisis

VUCA – An old idea for a new crisis

By Mr Shaun McCabe
“Strategic leadership is accidental, being in the right place at the right time. But if opportunity is essential, so is preparation.” [1]
When the US Army War College in the late-1980s was developing thinking in a post-Cold War era that reflected the more Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (VUCA) world, I don’t believe that they could have factored in the current global situation we find ourselves in.