Carter High School (South Africa)

Carter High School (S.A.) is a coeducational public school in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.

Carter High School
TypePublic, co-ed
MottoJustitia et Veritas
PrincipalA Ramgoolam
Grades8 - 12
Number of students1,000
Color(s)Orange, white and blue

Carter opened its doors in January 1977 with five teachers and 53 pupils. It has grown into a large school with an enrollment of approximately 1200 pupils and an academic staff of around 50. The school population is drawn from more than 20 primary schools and comprises students from a great number of cultural backgrounds, including several who are Haitian and Scandinavian.

The school derives its name from the Honourable Mr Justice T.F. Carter who sat on the Natal bench. The school's motto is, Justitia et Veritas ("Justice and Truth"), which links the school's present aims with the ideals for which Judge Carter stood.

Notable alumni

  • Graeme Eksteen, first Springbok / Protea Colours representative for Latin American dancing to come out of Carter High School; represented South Africa at the World Latin American Dance Championships in Europe 2013 and 2014
  • Nolan Jonathan, music producer and winner of popular TV show Tropika Island Of Treasure
  • Brian Khoza, also known as Tha Playmaka, hip-hop artist[1]
  • Greg Minnaar, downhill mountain bike racer
  • Tim Redpath, actor[2]
  • Scheherezade Safla, journalist and eNCA anchor
  • Heather Ford, researcher, blogger, journalist, social entrepreneur and open source activist
  • Phumelela Mbande, Olympics field hockey player [3]


  1. ^ Dell, Sharon (12 November 2007). "Young, gifted and bragging". The Witness. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  2. ^ van Eeden, Janet (21 September 2006). "Prodigal". Hilton Festival Short ReviewsPhumelela Mbande. Artsmart. Retrieved 29 April 2008.
  3. ^ Dindi, Sithembiso (4 September 2021). "Pietermaritzburg hockey star Mbande perfects her work-sport balance". Witness. Retrieved 16 June 2022.

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