D SG is governed by a Council comprising men and women who are ‘committed to maintaining the Christian ethos of the school’ and who are nominated according to guidelines specified in the Trust Deed. The full Council meets four times a year, as do its various subcommittees. It is the responsibility of Council to ensure the sustainability of the school, to give governance oversight and to undertake its fiduciary duties. The Council is the custodian of the school and has the responsibility of looking backwards to preserve the traditions and the legacy, but also to look forward to ensure that the school remains vibrant, relevant and reliable.

At various stages during the history of DSG, the Council has faced formidable challenges. During these times the Council has consistently and persistently reaffirmed the old principles, developed a strategic plan towards the future goals for the school and shown determination to see it all through. Council needs to be forward-looking and pro-active; to make bold decisions and have faith in its decision-making; it does at times need teeth and needs to use them.


Ms Margie Keeton (Chairman)

Mr Bruce MacRobert (Vice Chariman)

Mr Mark Cotton

Judge Nambitha Dambuza

Mr Charné Grobler

Mr Sholto Kroon

Prof Nokwanda Makunga

Mrs Sandy Maree

Dr Fiona Meihuizen

Bishop Ebenezer Ntlali

Mrs Susan Robertson

Mr Don Rogan