We congratulate one of our old boys, Temba Bavuma, on his historic appointment as the new captain for the One-Day and T20 Protea teams, becoming the first black African to hold this position. This achievement is incredible and well-deserved.
Temba made his debut in professional cricket in 2008 for the Lions, at just the age of 18. He made his debut for the Proteas in 2014 and has since spent his career breaking new ground - becoming the first black African to score a century for the Proteas, in a match against England in 2015, and winning the Award of Excellence at Cricket South Africa’s annual awards in May 2017. He has scored more than 2 000 international runs and has captained the Lions at a first-class level.
Temba joined the Marist family in 2005 and played cricket for our A teams from the outset. He matriculated in 2008, but his involvement with St David’s did not end there. In 2016, the Temba Bavuma Foundation was established to “make a meaningful difference in the lives of students from previously disadvantaged backgrounds through education and the sport of cricket”. The foundation provides financial support through scholarships, as well as facilitating cricket clinics for young cricketers and upgrading cricket facilities in townships. In 2020, the St David’s Marist Inanda Foundation partnered with the Temba Bavuma Foundation in funding a sponsorship for one of our student’s school career at St David’s.