Tiger kloof Educational Institution
Tigerkloof had its origins in the Moffat Institute at Kuruman, part of the endeavors of the London Missionary Society in that part of South Africa. When the Moffat Institution closed, it was reincarnated in 1905, as the Tigerkloof Institution, situated south of vryburg. Tigerkloof was a high school, teachers’ training collage, Bible College and trade school all rolled into one.
The introduction of Bantu Education and the Group Areas Act under Apartheid during the 1950s however, sounds the death knell for the London Missionary Society’s educational efforts here and in the Northern Cape. Tigerkloof was closed down, but not before its pupils had risen up in protest at the new legislation.
In the late 1980s Provincial Heritage Site status was given to the empty shell of the abandoned Tiger Kloof Institute. Built in 1904, and describe as a “Symphony in stone”, Tigerkloof has since been restored and re-opened as a school.
Tiger Kloof Quotes
“The difference between ordinary and extra ordinary is that little extra”
“Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it”
“If you want to awaken all of humanity, awaken yourself. If you want to eliminate the suffering in the world, eliminate all that is dark and negative in
yourself. Truly, the greatest gift you have to give is that of your own self-transformation.”
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”