In my book I describe something of the life of a schoolgirl at Durban Girls College. It has long been a prestige private school serving girls from preschool to matriculation (12th Grade). It was a very British school when I was there.
The photo above is a class photo from around 1950. I am fifth from left in the front row. As you can see, we wore school uniforms and most of us are sitting in the same position. There was a militaristic feel to the school, post World War II. The British school and the apartheid government made for a very authoritarian environment. My family is surprised, even today, that I obey even "small" rules that most people ignore. I think it comes from those school days.