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UMLAZI Comprehensive Technical High is known for its excellence in science and maths and receives bursary support from top businesses.
It also has an excellent matric pass rate record. In 2008 the school achieved a 91percent matric pass rate and 81percent in 2007.
Past pupils at the school include well-known civil engineer Thabo Nxumalo, Welcome Mkhize, a leading mechanical engineer, and Dr Wilson Nyawose from Jozini.
President Jacob Zuma's new wife Thobeka Madiba-Zuma also completed her matric at the school.
In 2009, 477 pupils wrote matric at the school.
"Our school caters for the impoverished and most of our pupils get bursaries when they complete their schooling," said principal Lucky Luthuli. - Mhlaba Memela