Mandisa Bursary Fund

In St Anne’s 145th anniversary year, we unveiled our new statue, MANDISA, with much excitement as she has the potential to alter the trajectory of many future Ladies in Blue.

The late Karabo Che Mokoape inspired this project and it is an initiative spearheaded by the Ngikhona transformation committee, (which is comprised of staff and pupils), to symbolise our intentional approach to growing belonging for staff, pupils and St Anne’s families. Mandisa has become a reality through a very generous donation, for which we are so appreciative.

Mandisa honours the first Black African girl who began her journey in Form 2 (Grade 8) in 1981 and who went on to matriculate in 1985. Mandisa Penny Ntloko-Petersen was that history-maker and is now a parent of a current Grade 9. The statue does not resemble Mandisa but is a more universal representation. It is fitting that she is named Mandisa, which means ‘one who, by her presence, brings happiness,’ in isiXhosa.

The intention is to establish a bursary fund for daughters of Facilities’ Staff, and from the local Midlands community, who fulfil the criteria and would ordinarily not be able to take up the opportunity due to financial constraints.


Invest Now

Invest in our dream - to raise future leaders - by contributing towards this fund! We appeal to Old Girls, parents, pupils, and friends of St Anne’s, to invest now to nurture women of significance. It is an opportunity to leave a legacy and to afford future Ladies in Blue an empowering opportunity. Please will you consider contributing to this life-changing fund? Section 18A certificates are available from our Business Manager. If you would like to do so, please make your contribution to:

St Anne’s Diocesan College
Midlands Mall Branch
Account Number 50933419878
Branch Code 257355
Bank reference : MStatue-Surname and Name
Pay with Zapper

Join #MilesforMandisa


Click on the link below to support those who are raising fund for the Mandisa Bursary:


STEP 1: Go to the GivenGain website:

STEP 2: You will need to sign up as a fundraiser.

STEP 3: Under Activities – Start/Create a project, change the world – Create now (an email will be sent to verify your email address, this must be done before moving on).

STEP 4: Click on skip this step, I’m not fundraising as part of an event

STEP 5: Choose a charity to support. Search > Miles for Mandisa > select St Anne’s Diocesan College

STEP 6: Personalise your funding page. ie: I am raising funds for the St Anne’s Mandisa Bursary Fund. Add a photo of yourself.

STEP 7: Send to all your friends and family to support you.

Purchase a Maquette

Bronze Maquettes of Mandisa are on sale and all proceeds will go towards the Mandisa Bursary Fund. To purchase a Maquette, or make a donation, click on the link below:

Order a Maquette