City of Johannesburg Heritage Site
These blue plaques foster a sense of local pride and increase the emotional attachment of residents to their city. St Martin's School is one such site. We are proud of our newly acquired blue plaque!
The first buildings at St Martin's School were designed by Frank Fleming for St Peter's Priory, an Anglican school for boys. Later, the school became known as the "Black Eton" of South Africa because of its academic achievement, with famous alumni including Fikile Bam, Hugh Masekela and Oliver Tambo. Reverend Trevor Huddleston was Superintendent here from 1943 - 1955, defiantly keeping the school non-racial despite pressure from the apartheid authorities.