Bulelani “Bobz” Calana

Thanks to Bishops

“The first time I heard of Bishops was in 1995, when I was invited to write the entrance exam under the Hamilton Mvelase Scholarship Fund. Little did I know then, that a few months later I would be starting a journey which would have a hugely positive influence over the rest of my life.
I am currently the General Manager of the Cluver and Jack Cider Company, where we produce a delicious craft apple cider (if I say so myself – lol). Our cider is widely available across South Africa, with a global footprint that is ever growing. Prior to this, I held a number of middle-to-senior management positions at Peninsula Beverages, with my last role being that of Emerging Market Channel Manager. Prior to that I was at J.Melnick and Company, with my last role being National Account Manager.
I have enjoyed tremendous growth in both my life and career, and have always attributed this to my ability to work within a team, a strong sense of discipline as well as strong leadership skills. These traits were nurtured and honed during my time at Bishops, which played a big role in moulding me into the person that I am today. The Hamilton Mvelase Bursary Scheme really helped my family, as we would not have been able to afford the school otherwise. I cannot thank the school, its staff and my benefactor enough for the life-changing opportunity that you afforded me. May you continue to afford to others what you have given me.”
Pro fide et Patria.   

Kind regards,
Bulelani “Bobz” Calana
Class of 2000 – White House
Proud OD, and Prep Parent