On Friday 3 December 2021, South Peninsula hosted a special event to celebrate the achievements of the Cape Argus Quiz winners from 2008 to 2019, the last time the Quiz was held. The highlight was the unveiling of the drinking fountain with commemorative plaques, one dedicated to each of the winning teams, the result of many hours of hard labour undertaken by Maintenance Manager, Mr Clive Gaffley, as well as the switching on of floodlights donated by ex-student Mr Kurt Maritz.

The drinking fountain. A second one featuring the rest of the plaques is still under construction.

Special guests were Mr Aziz Hartley, editor of the Cape Argus, former principal Mr Brian Isaacs, ex-student Kurt Maritz, former teacher Mrs Brenda Gunning, who was a key member of the Argus Quiz support team, ex-student and former Chairperson of the Governing Body Bradley Niekerk, who, together with fellow alumnus Julian Stubbs provided some sponsorship, ex-students Nicky and Dionne de Stadler who, through their ‘I am for Her’ Foundation, have provided sanitary towel dispensers for the school, ex-student Cindy Jacobs, who has established the Sunsets and Waterfalls transformational platform and authored a book of poetry and reflections of the same name, Governing Body Members, colleagues, teaching assistants, and last but definitely not least, the participants in the Argus Quiz Competitions from 2008 to 2019. Each of them was given a journal, with printing done by ex-student Simon Sonn.

(l-r:) Mr Barry Saunders (Deputy Principal and Argus Quiz Team Member); Mrs Dana Marinus (SP Argus Quiz co-ordinator), Mr Bradley Niekerk (former SGB Chairperson), Mr Brian Isaacs (former Principal), Mr Andre Williams (SGB Chairperson), Mr Aziz Hartley (Editor of the Cape Argus), Mr Danny Bam (SGB vice-Chairperson), Mr Kurt Maritz (sponsor of floodlights), Mr Antonio van der Rheede (SGB member), Mr Zeid Baker (Principal) and Mr Niel Davids (SGB member).

From 2008, when the Cape Argus reintroduced the Quiz after a long hiatus, until 2019, the last Quiz before the pandemic, SP has always been among the prize-winners, with the least successful year being 2010, when the team brought home R5 000, and the most successful being 2011, when SP scooped 1st, 2nd and 3rd places, bringing home R70 000 for the school. In total, in the 12 years since 2008, our Quiz teams contributed R445 500 to the school coffers, and that is besides the prize money which the students themselves won. Senior teacher Mrs Dana Marinus has been the driving force behind the success of successive teams, sacrificing many hours after school and over weekends to hone the skills of our contestants.