introducing the dsg venue initiative


DSG has embarked on an exciting mission which we will share with you below!

We have embarked on a mission to build something quite special on our campus – a place to share a drink, laugh, and make memories; a space to be enjoyed by Old Girls, current pupils, parents, and friends of the school – this is we have fondly called the Coat & Basher.

We kicked off the fundraising campaign at the Coat & Basher Pop Up Event hosted on the MUGA on the 16th of June 2023.  The night was was epic  – if this was any indication of what our 150 year celebrations are going to be like we are in for a TREAT! 

Hear more about our thinking below.

The Coat & Basher

What is it?  An event and hospitality suite with bar and catering facilities.  

Where will it be situated?  On the MUGA, adjacent to the Aquatic Centre and main netball court, overlooking the Astro Turf.  

What happens to the current MUGA? 

It will be relocated on the campus – exact location to be confirmed.

Will it be in competition to our beloved Highlander? 

Absolutely not, The Coat & Basher will operate as a venue instead of a bar and restaurant and will be open for special events and fixtures.

Why the Coat & Basher?

DSG continually struggles with a venue to host our extended family and friends. We would love nothing more than to have a place to kick back, make memories and enjoy your affiliation with the school, all whilst sipping on a chilled Aperol and watching some quality sport!

How much will this cost?  R7 million – how much have we raised so far just over half the amount – from wonderful friends of the school

How can I get involved?

  1. Make a donation click on the button below
  2. Share your skill or your network to make our vision come to life  –  for example if you have any particular skill set or expertise or access to materials that would relevant in the build  -please connect with us here: