Interesting. Have to find out more.
Sir Julius Jeppe
Well, here we go.
According to the Jeppe High School for Boys’ website, the school was named after Sir Julius Jeppe who immigrated from Germany to South Africa in 1870. He was knighted in 1922, and died in 1929. Sir Julius went to South Africa as a gold digger, but the land he had bought proved to have no gold in it. So he developed it into a township, Jeppestown, which now seems to be a suburb of Johannesburg.
Interestingly, information on this is very limited. I guess South Africa’s presence on the Web isn’t that great…
Update, May 13th 2005: Found some information on Johannesburg’s official website
It looks like by now (August 2005), Wikipedia also has an article about the Jeppe High Schools.
Update, December 29th 2005: I was so free as to grab the badge / coat of arms of the high schools here to lighten up the post a little.