Germiston is a city in the East Rand of Gauteng in South Africa. Germiston is now the seat of the Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality which includes much of the East Rand, and is also considered part of Greater Johannesburg.More
South African Airways moved its head office from Durban to Rand Airport in Germiston on 1 July 1935.More
There are a number of schools in the city, including the Dominican St Catherine's Convent, which was founded in the city centre in 1908, and then relocated to the suburb of Parkhill Gardens in the 1940s. Germiston High School was founded in 1917, alongside Victoria Lake. For a period of time from the 1940s to 1963, with the boys staying at Victoria Lake, and the girls moving to Fourth Avenue in Lambton. (1964 a co-ed school was formed to be known as Germiston High School.) Due to the need to relocate the Afrikaans Delville Primary School, the Girls were moved back to combine with the boys in the original historic buildings. (1964) Famous past pupils include Dr Sydney Brenner, winner of the 2002 Nobel Prize.
The Germiston Boys High Cadet band was known throughout South Africa as one of the greatest School Cadet Bands ever to march onto the streets of South Africa to parade and or to participate in Competitions. This cadet band's record of achievement is unparalleled in the history of South Africa school cadet bands. This Band started its success from the years 1952 up to and including 1964. Often the band would record an average mark of 99 percent overall. (music drums, bugle, dress and marching).More