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					                             Rondebosch Old Boys’ Union
                                                       Newsletter
                              Es t a b lis h e d in 1 9 0 9                       w w w . r on debosc h . c om                       D ec embe r 2007



A    fter matriculating from RBHS he
     served as a lieutenant in North
Africa and Italy during World War II.
He read law at UCT and at Cambridge
                                                          Tribute to
and was admitted to the Cape Bar in
1948 and was made a Queen’s Counsel
                                                             Michael Corbett
                                                          F
at age 37. In 1963 he became a judge                          ormer South African CHIEF JUSTICE MICHAEL
and 11 years later was appointed to the                       (MICK) CORBETT (E39) died on 16 September.
Appeal Court.                                             In his tribute Nelson Mandela said that Judge Corbett
   In 1989 he was appointed Chief                         was a “man whose life was one dedicated to
Justice of South Africa and this appoint-                 the passion of justice”.
ment was reconfirmed by Presidents FW
de Klerk and Nelson Mandela. It was
Michael Corbett’s duty to administer the               his role in our transition. His contribution
oath of office to Nelson Mandela at his                is not easily encompassed. He has achieved
inauguration as President.                             distinction as legal scholar, as writer, as
   During the apartheid years Judge                    advocate and as a judicial officer. Throughout           As a proud and loyal Rondebosch
Corbett supported human rights and                     his career a passion for justice and sensitivity       Old Boy he served on the RBHS school
called for a Bill of Rights. He believed               to racial discrimination were combined with            committee for a period. Michael regularly
that judges could diminish the effects of              intellectual rigour and clarity of thought.“           attended Old Boys’ Union dinners and
unjust legislation.                                       Justice Corbett was awarded the                     at the Rondebosch Centenary dinner in
   At a State banquet in honour of Justice             Order for Meritorious Service (Gold)                   1997 he was our keynote speaker.
Corbett President Nelson Mandela said                  by President Mandela. In addition to                     He is survived by his wife Margaret
“Both government, and myself personally,               receiving various honorary Doctorates                  and four children and their families.
believe that this State occasion is a fitting          in Law, he was elected as an Honorary                  A further review by Professor Hugh
expression of our nation’s respect for Justice         Bencher of Lincoln’s Inn, London, and                  Corder, Dean of Law at UCT, of Judge
Corbett’s contribution to the administration           an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall,                    Corbett’s distinguished career appears
of justice; an expression of our gratitude for         Cambridge.                                             on page 3.


Opening of                   Clent Mews                                                    ANNUAl OBU DINNer
                                                                                          The annual dinner of the Union will be held on:
                                                                                          Friday 14 March 2008 at: Kelvin Grove
                                                                                        Full details are on page 3. PleaSe diariSe noW!



                                                                                 Death                    A   t the time of going to press the Union
                                                                                                              learnt with sadness of the sudden
Pictured at the opening of the new staff housing complex, the Clent
Mews, are from left John Benn (E54) Chairman of the Old Boys’                    of Bob                   death of Dr RE (Bob) Bishton (E39), a former
                                                                                                          Chairman of the Union. A full obituary will
Union, Elgin Curry (E42), Mrs Andrea Benn, Martin Barker
(RBHS Headmaster) and Mrs Rosemary Curry.
                                                                                 Bishton                  appear in the next newsletter.



T   he unit donated by Elgin Curry is named the “Arthur
    Jayes Cottage” in honour of Arthur Jayes who served
Rondebosch as a master for more than thirty years. Other
                                                                                   Win prizes up to the
units were donated by The Carleton Lloyd Education Trust                            value of R15 000!
(E29), the estate of the late Basil Crews (E42) and the Old Boys’                         Have you donated to the
Union and the units are named accordingly. Further financing                                  Centenary Appeal?
was provided by the two schools and donations by Old Boys.                                If you have you will be in
The Mews is located next to the Sunnybrae Road entrance to                                  the draw to win prizes!
the High School and provides accommodation for seven Prep                                 READ MORE ON PAgE 11
and High school staff.

OBU OFFICE Angela Andrew, the Administrative Secretary of the Rondebosch Old Boys' Union can be reached by
Email: obu@rondebosch.com • Telephone or fax: +27 (0)21 686-1897 • Address: 25 Lochiel Road, RONDEBOSCH 7700
 Editorial                                                                                        Notice of                            OBU Annual Dinner in Cape Town                                                                                                                                                               PRICE                R175
                                                                                                                                       Date: Friday 14 March 2008 • Time: 19h00 for 19h30 • Venue: Kelvin Grove, Newlands

 A     fter some years now as your
        editor I find I am struggling to
                                              I look forward
                                              to some inspired
                                                                                          ANNUAl GeNerAl
 find something even vaguely original,        suggestions.                                   MeetING                                       Surname: ..........................................................................................               First name: .............................................................               E-year: ..............
 interesting or relevant to say!                 Apart from short-
 One solution would be for me to
 attend OBU committee meetings and
                                              age of ideas I am also
                                              happy to leave my editorial on the
                                                                                          I n terms of paragraph 17(c) of the
                                                                                            Constitution, notice is hereby given
                                                                                          that the Annual General Meeting of the
                                                                                                                                           Postal address: ............................................................................................................................................................

                                                                                                                                              Phone: H .........................................................                          W ........................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Code ..............................

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Cell .....................................................
 then give my perspective on items of         short side in order to leave adequate
                                                                                          Old Boys’ Union will be held:                            Fax: H .........................................................                       W ........................................................
 interest BUT when I retired I promised       space for proper recognition of pos-                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Bookings close on 5 March 2008,
                                                                                          at: Honours Room, RBHS, Rondebosch                                                                                                                                                                                   or earlier if capacity is reached.
 myself a meeting-free future. Besides,       sibly our most distinguished Old Boy                                                             Email: (Please print) ..............................................................................................................
                                                                                          Time: Commencing at 18h00                                                                                                                                                                                            NO late bookings will be accepted
 your chairman, headmasters and               (from a distinguished matric year,
                                                                                          date: Monday, 17 March 2008                      Names of others in party if you wish to make a table booking:
 Enews do that pretty well. So I decided      E39). I refer, of course, to the death
                                                                                            Should any member wish to have
 to turn to all of you for help. Any          shortly before I wrote this editorial of                                                     ............................................................................................................             ............................................................................................................
                                                                                          sight of the full Financial Statements
 suggestions - either for issues for me       retired Chief Justice Mick Corbett. I,
                                                                                          before the meeting, he should contact            ............................................................................................................             ............................................................................................................
 to address or generally make available?      like others I am sure,
                                                                                          the Old Boys’ Union office.
    For instance we know that Angela          was enormously impressed by his
                                                                                            The minutes of the AGM held on
 Andrew’s efforts have resulted in a          outstanding record of achievement                                                        PleaSe do noT send cash or registered letters - crossing your cheque is sufficient.
                                                                                          14 March 2007 are available on request.      Your ticket will be posted to you on receipt of payment.
 pretty good database for Old Boys -          in his field, the praise of his peers
 very useful for reunions - but maybe         and successors, but also by the quiet                                                    Please return this form to: The rondebosch old Boys’ Union, 25 lochiel road, rondebosch 7700 by 5 March 2008
 there is still scope for a “where are they   humility, charm and sense of humour
 now” column. This could help Old Boys        he exhibited on the few occasions I          CeNteNArY                                         - A cheque for R......................... is enclosed
 trying to link up, either using the
 database or appealing for information.
                                              had the privilege of meeting him at
                                              Old Boy functions.                           PrOJeCts                                          - I will transfer my payment directly into the Union's account. Please contact me on the above email address.
 It could be extended to past teachers.
    I’d be prepared to help with some
                                                 Finally my sincere wishes for a
                                              healthy, happy and (in these days)           T   he Rondebosch Old Boys’ Union
                                                                                               has embarked on a fund-raising
                                                                                           campaign to mark the Centenary of
                                                                                                                                       Should you wish to make payment by means of a direct transfer into the Union's bank account, please complete the form
                                                                                                                                       including your email address (please print clearly), mark the appropriate box and fax it to the Union's office on 021 686-1897
 of the researching. Any ideas to             safe holiday season and for 2008.                                                        or email all your details to obu@rondebosch.com
 Angela at the usual address or directly         Chris Murison                             the Union in 2009. A detailed list of
                                                                                                                                       The bank account details will be emailed to you. After making payment please fax the confirmation to the Union.
 to me at murison@iafrica.com                                                              the proposed projects for both schools
                                                                                                                                       Bookings cannot be accepted unless payment has been made in full and confirmation of receipt has been received.
                                                                                           will be found on the insert.

                                                                                                                                       • Tickets must be prepaid. No tickets are available at the door.                                                           and payment may be made directly though the Union, subject

                         Chairman's Report                                                                                             • There will be a strict cut off of numbers at 300 so please
                                                                                                                                         book early.
                                                                                                                                       • Bookings close on 5 March 2008 or earlier if capacity is reached.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  to seats being available. Seats or tables may not be reserved
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  without payment being received by the Union.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Old boys will be allocated to tables by Eyear unless a specific
                                                                                                                                       • NO BOOKINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 5 MARCH 2008                                                                          table booking is preferred. Table bookings will only be accepted

                       L    ooking back
                            on this past
                        year we can all
                                              informed on to the progress towards
                                              our appeal target. As I write (mid
                                              September) we have gone past the
                                                                                         New Zealand - his letter appears
                                                                                         elsewhere.
                                                                                            The opening of Clent Mews was
                                                                                                                                       • Seating is at tables of 10 (maximum).
                                                                                                                                       • class reunion groups are required to pay for all tickets for
                                                                                                                                         their groups by no later than 15 February, otherwise seating
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  on pre-payment of all tickets.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Due to space constraints the dinner is only open to members of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the OBU and specially invited guests.
                      reflect on what has     R1.1 million mark, but from only 210       despite the weather an enjoyable                cannot be assured. From 16 February to 5 March bookings                                                                • Cheques should be favour of RBHS Old Boys' Union.
                    been and what might       donors, about 3.2% of our members.         occasion. We were so glad that Elgin
                  have been. There will be    I would have hoped that a far greater      Curry (E42) and his wife Rosemary                                Further enquiries please contact Angela Andrew 021 686-1897 (ph/fax). Email: obu@rondebosch.com
                many ‘if only’ situations.    percentage would have responded            were there to do the honours. With the
        If only the ref had blown his final   positively by now. Each and everyone       OBU sponsoring one of the units, three
 whistle a minute early when our First        of us has benefited from the privilege     remain available for sponsorship.            Chief Justice Michael Corbett -
 XV played so well and with such              of a Rondebosch education. Surely that     If anyone out there wishes to be
 passion against our great rivals!
   It’s been a good year. I am pleased
                                              merits a modest affordable payment in
                                              arrear for benefits received.
                                                                                         appropriately remembered please
                                                                                         give me a call. I think it is particularly
                                                                                                                                      A Person of Unswerving Commitment
 to welcome a new Treasurer on board            I have been touched and encouraged       fitting that the three men who had
 in the person of Clement Whittle (E94).
 As I write he is taking over from the
                                              by a number of responses. One retiree
                                              in Zimbabwe wrote to commend us on
                                                                                         the foresight in the early sixties to buy
                                                                                         this property are now all remembered
                                                                                                                                      “J   udge Corbett had a remarkably
                                                                                                                                           distinguished career in every way.
                                                                                                                                      After service in the Second World War
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       then highest court in the country, the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Appellate Division in Bloemfontein, in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       1974 was a swift one, which reflected
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             judgments across all fields of law.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               I would describe him as a person of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             unswerving commitment to justice, of
 ever willing André Ross who is fully         our efforts, but sadly having come on      there - Nobby Clarke, Arthur Jayes and
                                                                                                                                      in which he was wounded, he qualified                                            the general respect with which his work                                               complete integrity, and of quiet dignity
 involved as our Secretary and con-           hard times, apologised for not being       Carleton Lloyd, who did so much for
                                                                                                                                      in law at both UCT and Cambridge,                                                as a judge was regarded. This has been                                                in all he did, both on and off the Bench.
 trolling the financial aspects of our        able to contribute. A Cape based retiree   Rondebosch over so many years.
                                                                                                                                      England. (He received an Honorary                                                described (by Professor Ellison Kahn in                                                 He became Chief Justice in February
 Centenary Appeal. I am also pleased          worked out that to meet the target an         On behalf of your Committee I
                                                                                                                                      LLD from UCT in 1982, and was made                                               the 1997 South African Law Journal) as                                                1989, in which office he served till the
 to have a group of younger men with          average of R500 a year for three years     thank members everywhere for your
                                                                                                                                      an Honorary Fellow of Trinity Hall,                                              follows: “ ... [Judge] Corbett enjoyed a                                              end of 1996, overseeing the transition to
 us on the Committee. Robbie Morris           from every member was needed. He           continued support. I wish you and
                                                                                                                                      Cambridge, the premier college for the                                           high reputation for his conscientious-                                                democracy.
 and Adam van Niekerk were elected at         attached his cheque with a promise of      your families well over the holiday
                                                                                                                                      study of law at that institution, in 1992).                                      ness, for his superb ability in deciding                                                It is this aspect which I wish to
 the AGM, while Anton Viljoen, Mark           two to follow. A much younger Old          season and into the new year 2008.
                                                                                                                                      He started practice at the Cape Bar                                              questions of fact and law, for his meticu-                                            emphasise. Judge Corbett made
 Boonzaier and Richard Smith were             Boy is giving a small monthly amount       May it be a good one for us all.
                                                                                                                                      in 1948, during which time he also                                               lous care in expressing his judgments                                                 abundantly clear his commitment to the
 subsequently co-opted.                       by debit order. One of my ‘heroes’            Altius et Latius
                                                                                                                                      lectured part-time at the UCT Law                                                with clarity, and for his extreme cour-                                               rule of law and a Bill of Rights for South
   As we move through to your Union’s         when I was a little boy in standard six       John Benn
                                                                                                                                      Faculty, before his appointment to the                                           tesy to counsel.”                                                                     Africa in 1979, at a time when it was
 Centenary we will be keeping you             has sent several thousand rand from
                                                                                                                                      Bench in 1963. His elevation to the                                                He gave important and innovative                                                                           (Continued on page 7)

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                                             Maybe Confucius's words are applicable        the school. I will continue to celebrate
                                             here. He said, “While bragging may not        the fact that 180 boys take music as a
                                                                                                                                                                                      to using it in due course for Waterpolo       the best in the country at this sport.
                                             bring happiness, no man having caught         subject as well as recognising the large
                                                                                                                                                                                      and Swimming.                                 More provincial caps were won by our
                                             a big fish, goes home along a back alley.”    number of boys in the two school choirs.
                                                                                                                                                                                         The New Year brought much happiness        boys for Hockey than before. The First
                                               The academic, cultural and sporting         While it is becoming more difficult to
                                             success will be recorded in the school                                                                                                   to the school; the Senior Certificate class   XI enjoyed a tour of Argentina.
                                                                                           maintain the school exchanges with
                                             magazine, but there are a few highlights      Luleka in Khayelitsha, Paarl Gym and                                                       of 2006 achieved the best results in the         In Cultural pursuits the boys have
                                             I would like to mention.                      the UK schools, I also strongly believe                                                    school’s history: a record number of “A”      represented their school proudly.
                                               The success of a large number of            that these experiences continue to                                                         aggregates (fifty-eight), a 97% Matric        Individual musicians have performed
                                             our boys in the Star Mathematics              prepare our boys for a more successful                                                     Endorsement rate and a 100% pass-rate.        with distinction; the Choir and the
                                             competition was phenomenal.                   future.                                                                                    For the third consecutive year the school     bands have been active and successful.
                                             Achieving 8 of the top 10 positions from         Our “time of foolishness” was also                                                      had a candidate in the top twenty in the      An impressive Prestige Music Evening

         Points from                         a group of 9500 mathematicians from 61
                                             schools was a superb effort.
                                               Parents will remember that until this
                                                                                           one of the most enjoyable. It was
                                                                                           super seeing the hall sold out for the
                                                                                           staff play. The fun in preparing and
                                                                                                                                              Highlights                              Western Cape. The Provincial Education
                                                                                                                                                                                      Department awarded the school a prize
                                                                                                                                                                                      for achieving the best results in Physical
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    highlighted the school’s talent. The
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Music Department was prominent in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    the production of “Messiah” early in

         the Prep                            year only “A” teams went on sports
                                             tours. The first ever sports tour for all
                                             grade 7 boys to Knysna was such a
                                                                                           performing for you and the boys was
                                                                                           only measured by the enjoyment of
                                                                                           the audience.
                                                                                                                                          from the High                               Science in the province. I was proud to
                                                                                                                                                                                      attend a ceremony in Pretoria to receive
                                                                                                                                                                                      an award for RBHS being ranked
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Term Three.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       The Debaters enjoyed a successful
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    year. The junior team and the senior
The RBPS Annual Report                       success that this will now be an annual          Finally, “the season of light and hope”     The RBHS Annual Report                      among the best achievers nationally in        team reached the final round of the
                                             event. It was wonderful to see boys who       helps us look into the plans for next                                                      the final Mathematics examination.            Rotary Competition, in which the senior

F    ollowing is the address given by
     Mr Tony Ryan, headmaster of
the Prep at the school's prize giving
                                             would normally not be part of a sports
                                             tour flourishing on this trip. It was
                                             equally rewarding to see their parents
                                                                                           year. The theme next year is
                                                                                           “The family”. In Antony Altbeker’s
                                                                                           book “A Country at War with Itself”,
                                                                                                                                          F   ollowing is the address given by
                                                                                                                                              Mr Martin Barker, headmaster of
                                                                                                                                          RBHS at the school’s annual academic
                                                                                                                                                                                         We are hoping that the class of 2007
                                                                                                                                                                                      will do well in their final exams, due
                                                                                                                                                                                      to start next week. We also extend best
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    team regained the winner’s title. Several
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    debaters have been recognised at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    provincial level. Drama continues to
ceremony for 2007.                           also joining the tour.                        he says the key question of what is            Speech Night.                               wishes to the Grade 11 class, who face        be popular. A number of festivals and
   "I should like to welcome Mr and            Hosting the 10 schools cricket festival,    going wrong in South Africa, is one of            “The industrial action undertaken by     an external national exam at the end of       productions were staged, with the
Mrs Barker to this occasion. Your atten-     which was a magnificent success, was          “values”. People who went to school in         the Civil Service unions in the middle of   this term, to prepare them for the first      production, “Sailor Beware”, being
dance once again serves to cement the        reflection of what our community              the 40’s and 50’s would tell of poverty        this year highlighted the pressing need     National Senior Certificate exam that         particularly well received.
powerful bond between our schools.           can achieve. I would like to celebrate        and inequality, of parents struggling to       for educators, amongst other workers,       they will write at the end of 2008.              In keeping with the new importance
Earlier this year RBHS was once again        Mr Beckmann’s organisation, the               feed their children. These same people         to be remunerated at a more deserving          Once again large numbers of                of Life Orientation in the curriculum,
crowned winner of the UCT mathemat-          whole staff who were involved and the         would also tell consistent stories of how      level. Fortunately there seem to be         Rondebosch boys excelled in a wide            the school’s teachers in this field have
ics Olympiad. This is the 9th time in 10     excellent parent support base as well as      children respected their teachers, how         encouraging possibilities of improved       range of academic Olympiads. A record         established a more systematic approach
years RBHS has held this position and        that of our boys, who all contributed to      teachers were dedicated to their pupils        packages for teachers in the near future.   number of our pupils reached the finals       to community projects and outreach
last year nearly 40% of the 150 matric       this annual festival being lauded as the      and how school leadership took a               I applaud the fact that the powers that     of the national Mathematics Olympiads         initiatives. I commend their vision and
class averaged over 80% in their matric      best ever.                                    personal interest in every pupil and his       be are beginning to acknowledge the         (senior and junior). We again won the         anticipate good involvement in these
exams, a truly excellent set of results.       For those of us who attended any of         family. We at Rondebosch need to start         truth of H G Wells’s comment: “Human        prestigious UCT Maths Competition.            from the school over the next few years.
Our grade 7 boys certainly have a lot to     the cultural activities would recognise       a revolution in South Africa. We need          history becomes more and more a race                                                         As was the case last year, Governing
                                                                                                                                                                                      In the National Computer Olympiad,
look forward and live up to next year.       the exceptionally high standards              to bring back the status of the teacher        between education and catastrophe”.         not only did four boys from the school        Body members and staff spent time
   While our country is still enjoying the   achieved by the music department.             in our school as well a value system              While all of us sympathised with the     reach the final twenty, but they also         re-assessing the strategic direction of
euphoria of winning the rugby world          The recent gala concert was a fine            which reflects RESPECT as a basis for all      cause for which the strike came about,      gained the positions of second, third,        the school over the next five years up
cup, we tend to forget that education        example of this.                              interaction with others. Our revolution,
                                                                                                                                          we were very proud of our staff for         fourth and fifth respectively.                to 2012. We shall share details with
in South Africa has many serious chal-         While I can remember “the worst of          if it is to be successful, must include
                                                                                                                                          putting the interest of our boys first,        Sport at the school retains a position     our school community when the plan
lenges to deal with. The teacher strike in   times”, these were few and far between.       complete parental involvement and I
                                                                                                                                          so that work carried on as usual. The       of prominence. Many learners have             is finalised. I would like to commend
the middle of the year not only affected     One of these memories is the large            look forward to planning and imple-
                                                                                                                                          professional staff at Rondebosch are        been rewarded with provincial or              Mr Deon de Kock and his Governing
teaching in the classroom, but in par-       number of staff who lost loved ones this      menting this programme next year
ticular was also divisive in school staff                                                                                                 dedicated at all times to serving the       national selection. Good results              Body for their hard work on behalf of
                                             year. Another “worst times” period was        together with all the role players.
rooms, and we were not immune. Sadly,                                                                                                     profession that they joined. We are         have been recorded in all sports. The         Rondebosch.
                                             the negative effect of the teacher strike        In closing, I should like to thank the
what is going on in the average class-       on our whole community. While we                                                             fortunate to have them in these times       Swimming team again triumphed in                 My thanks are due to the many loyal
                                                                                           people who support me and make my
room in South Africa does not bode well      were not as badly affected as other           job easier.                                    when the private sector and private         the Newlands Gala. The athletes had           helpers and workers we are able to call
for the future success of our country.       communities, the strike did affect teacher       I would like to thank all staff for their   education are providing more lucrative      a very good success-rate in the annual        on at different times throughout the
But my task this evening is not to report    morale as well as the relationship within     loyalty and support. From Mr Gillmer           opportunities. I call on the parents and    Triangular Meeting. Squash and Golf           year. Thanks also to Mr Ryan and the
on the national situation but rather on      other areas of the community.                 and the executive to the cleaning staff,       the learners to support our teachers, to    continue to prosper.                          staff of RBPS for the achievements at
the activities of this school and to give      If we look at the “age of wisdom”,          RBPS is fortunate to have your expertise       assist them in the challenging work that       In the two main summer team                that school over the last year and in
you some information about plans for         a recognition of the importance of            and commitment to call on.                     they do. Please refrain from negative       sports, Cricket and Waterpolo, we can         anticipation of another good group of
the future.                                  involving more boys in school activities         To the governing body and parents           responses and destructive criticism.        reflect on some good performances.            boys joining our school next year.
   Charles Dickens, in his novel             will be noticed. Examples of this are:        committee, who give freely of their time          Several building projects have been      The First Cricket side beat SACS to win          With that I conclude my comments
“Tale of Two Cities”, wrote:                 • the grade 7 sports tour,                    and expertise on behalf of the school,         completed or begun at the school this       the knock-out tournament. The First           on 2007 at RBHS, the one hundred and
   “It was the best of times                 • the new, more inclusive selection           I owe a huge debt of gratitude. I know         year. The seven additional housing          Waterpolo team reached the final of           tenth year of its existence.”
    It was the worst of times                  strategy for the school exchanges,          how much time you spend at school              units for staff, the Clent Mews, are        the Mazinter Cup competition in the              Martin Barker
    It was the age of wisdom                 • the fact that all grade 7 boys will get a   and it is greatly appreciated.                 now completed and are occupied by           first term.                                      RBHS Headmaster
    It was the age of foolishness              turn to act as monitors from next year         And finally, to Elvira, my wife: I am in    teaching staff of the two Rondebosch           In winter sports there were some
    It was the season of light                 before a leadership group is selected.      my 11th year as headmaster of the Prep         Boys’ schools. The completion of the        committed showings by the Rugby
    It was the spring of hope”.                We will continue to place an emphasis       school and I would not have been able          new Pool, situated on Oakhurst Field,       teams, especially in the final matches
   I can find evidence of each of these      on getting all the boys involved in the       to do the job I do without your support.       has been delayed by the heavy rains of      against Bishops, and the Hockey teams
situations during this past year in our      co-curricular programme offered by the        To all of you, thank you very much."           the past few months. We look forward        proved again that Rondebosch is among
school. Rondebosch has celebrated            school. Another ongoing emphasis will            Tony Ryan
“the best of times” often during 2007.       be to support all the cultural aspects of        RBPS Headmaster

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                                                                                                                                   (Continued from page 3)                      Cabinet and all forms of government        v Blom in 1988, he gave the judgment
                                                                                                                                 extremely unpopular, to say the least,         to the standards set out in a written      for the court which upheld the basic
                                               Andre Boonzaier and the commit-         the Old Boys was the fact that the
                                                                                                                                 to express such views. That a serving          constitution.                              principles of natural justice even in the

     Subunion                                tee were re-elected for another term.
                                               Many thanks to our speaker David
                                             Melvill, accompanied by his wife,
                                                                                       School does not seem to attract boys
                                                                                       from the rural areas, particularly
                                                                                       the Karoo, any longer. They were
                                                                                                                                 judge should venture into such territory
                                                                                                                                 was also extremely unusual. He did so
                                                                                                                                                                                  This is in fact exactly what did occur
                                                                                                                                                                                in this country in the period 1990 to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           face of the emergency regulations which
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           provided for “no-bail certificates”. And

       News                                  who delivered a most informative
                                             speech on “Gold, its role in the econ-
                                             omy as an investment asset class”.
                                                                                       concerned about the deterrent effect
                                                                                       of the perception among prospective
                                                                                       parents that the hostel had become
                                                                                                                                 on the occasion of the First International
                                                                                                                                 Conference on Human Rights in South
                                                                                                                                 Africa held at the UCT Law Faculty in
                                                                                                                                                                                1994, so his remarks were prescient, to
                                                                                                                                                                                say the least.
                                                                                                                                                                                  The consistency of his commitment
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           in his last judgment in 1996, he took the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           commitment to procedural fairness
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           even further, admittedly against the
                                                                                                                                 January 1979 as part of the celebrations       to justice, despite the framework          background of the Bill of Rights, in
                                               Here’s wishing all our Old Boys         a weekly boarding establishment
                                                                                                                                 of the 150th anniversary of the uni-           of unjust laws in which he had to          holding that officials of the TRC were
                                             and their families a prosperous year      instead of catering for the needs of
  gAUTENg                                                                                                                        versity. This conference gave rise to          operate as advocate and judge is clear,    under a “general duty to act fairly”
                                             ahead.”                                   pupils who live far away.
  M      ark Dommisse reports:
          “We had a fantastic evening        KAROO
                                                                                          I used the occasion to thank the
                                                                                       sub-union for their loyalty and
                                                                                                                                 the establishment of the organisation,
                                                                                                                                 Lawyers for Human Rights. Judge
                                                                                                                                                                                as is shown by three incidents more
                                                                                                                                                                                than 40 years apart.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           even to alleged perpetrators of gross
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           human rights.

                                             P
  at the Country Club Johannesburg,              aul la Grange who attended the                                                  Corbett gave the opening address, in             In 1951, he served as the Cape Western     Service as a judge is not easy at the
                                                                                       continued interest in the school and
  Woodmead on 2 August 2007. About               Karoo weekend on behalf of the                                                  which he called for the adoption of a          representative of the War Veterans’        best of times. It requires unshakeable
                                                                                       conveyed good wishes on behalf of
  35 people attended. The main event         Union committee has the following                                                   Bill of Rights for South Africa. He did        Torch Commando, the organisation           honesty and the willingness to work
                                                                                       the chairman and the committee
  of the evening was an auction by           report: “Trevor Blewett (E62), his                                                  so in an astute and practical manner,          which mobilised ex-servicemen against      enormously long hours, often under
                                                                                       of the Mother Union. As it became
  Joff van Reenen (E90), where we            son Roger (E2002) and I drove up on                                                 as the following quote from his speech         the early apartheid policies. In the       trying circumstances. Under apartheid,
                                                                                       evident that they envisaged starting
  auctioned off bottles of wine,             Saturday morning and met some of                                                    indicates: “ ...I am not sure that a bill      second half of the 1980s, he was seldom    there were many calls for judicial
                                                                                       a bursary to cover the boarding
  whisky and a 2007 signed Gauteng           the Old Boys who had arrived earlier                                                of rights can be effectively introduced        selected by the then Chief Justice Rabie   commitment to justice rather than the
                                                                                       fees of a deserving pupil from the
  Lions Currie Cup jersey, donated by        that day. Eric Torr (E70) and his wife,                                             in any way other than as part of a             to hear appeals from cases brought to      law, failing which judges should resign.
                                                                                       Karoo, I tabled some figures that had
  Anton van Zyl (E97). The school song       Isobel, looked relaxed in the shade of                                              constitutional compact entered into            challenge the states of emergency under    A few courageous lawyers chose to
                                                                                       kindly been prepared by André Ross
  was sung with much gusto and               the lovely old Stone Pines alongside                                                between the peoples in a state and,            which this country was ruled at that       serve on the bench despite the injustice
                                                                                       in order to help the Old Boys form
  plenty of stories of the School and the    the lawns of Melton Wold after                                                      therefore, by way of some form of              time, probably - although we cannot        of apartheid, believing that this was
                                                                                       an idea of the costs involved. It was
  boarding house days were retold. On        having flown their gyrocopter all the                                               national convention.”                          know this for certain - because of that    the best route through which to keep
                                                                                       decided that a letter would be
  the fund raising side, we managed          way from Centurion the previous day.                                                  He also made it abundantly clear that        commitment. In one of the few cases in     the spirit of the rule of law alive. Judge
                                                                                       directed at the OBU and the School
  to raise R10, 000, double the amount         Later that afternoon quite a                                                      this would go hand in hand with the            which he formed part of the appellate      Corbett was one of those judges.”
                                                                                       asking for guidance and support in
  from last year, and a new record.          number of intrepid Old Boys, young                                                  power of a court to hold Parliament, the       panel, Attorney General Eastern Cape         Hugh Corder
                                                                                       this important venture.
    Any Old Boy living in Gauteng/           and old alike, took turns at being                                                                                                                                              Professor of Public Law & Dean of Law,
                                                                                          After a lovely dinner and a toast
  Johannesburg is welcome to contact         taken for a ride in Eric’s gyrocopter.                                                                                                                                          University of Cape Town
                                                                                       to the School by Michael-John de
  Mark at markd@mekor.co.za or               The youngest of all was Brian,            Villiers, all and sundry hurried along
  084 786-1102.                              7-year old son of Andrew Jack (E92).      to the ladies’ bar, where we could
                                             Judging by the size of the smile on       watch the Boks take the World Cup
  HELDERBERg
                                             his face as he stepped from the air-                                                                                                                                                A VItAl tOOl
  A    llen de Wet, secretary of the                                                   on a big screen. The atmosphere was
                                             craft, his father will probably have
        Helderberg Sub-Union reports:
  “This year we missed out on our
                                             to start selling a couple of sheep in
                                                                                       laden with anticipation and good
                                                                                       cheer and the immense amount of                                                                                                           FOr tHOse IN
  annual family braai day. We decided
                                             order to buy the latest model gyro
                                             quite soon! Trevor and Roger seemed
                                                                                       excitement during the nail-biting
                                                                                       final was something which everyone
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 eDUCAtION
  to invite our spouses and partners
  to our dinner and the response was
  most satisfying.
                                             to enjoy the flight almost as much as
                                             that stalwart of the Karoo sub-union,
                                             Hendrik Ackermann (E71), their
                                                                                       that attended will probably remem-
                                                                                       ber for a long time to come.                                                                                                              A    lan Clarke (E62) with Kate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       McCallum has produced
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a book entitled The Handbook
    The venue this year was the                                                           Most people opted to stay over at
                                             long-serving secretary.                                                             (Left to right) Jean Paul Truijens (E94), Clint Scholl (E85), Simon Hunter (E95),               of School Management. The
  Cheyney Restaurant at Helderberg                                                     Melton Wold and after a scrumptious
                                               The chairman, Johnny Paul (E62)                                                   Gareth Rossiter (E95), Mike Coombs (E67), Nico Kooy (E62), Clive Plimsoll (E68),                Southern Suburbs Tatler review
  Village on 26 September when an                                                      old style English breakfast the next
                                             conducted the AGM attended by                                                       Andrew Goosen (E94), Angelo Taliadouros (E82) and Georges Lequime (E83).                        states: “If you are involved in
  excellent 3-course meal was served.                                                  morning, people said their good-
                                             13 Old Boys. Some lively discussion       byes and started to return home. It                                                                                                       the management of education
  Thanks to Magdel Horrell from
                                             took place and topical issues were        certainly was good to have had the        UK OLD BOYS’ gOLF DAY                                                                           in any way, as a teacher or on
  Distell for once again donating
  the wine.
                                             addressed. Of particular concern to       opportunity to renew old friendships
                                                                                       and to meet some new people.              T   he annual golf day for the UK
                                                                                                                                     Old Boys was held at the Addington
                                                                                                                                 Court Golf Course near Croyden on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 a school governing body, then
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 this book is a vital tool that you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 will refer to again and again.
                                                                                          The Karoo sub-union is alive and
                                                                                       well and totally committed to their       Sunday 21 October 2007. The day                                                                 The topics covered range from
                                                                                       ideal of providing a strong basis for     included 18 holes of golf, dinner and                                                           leadership and management
                                                                                       a renewed drive to encourage and          spot prizes. The turnout was smaller                                                            to public relations and codes
                                                                                       make it possible for boys from the        than previously probably due to the                                                             of conduct of students and
                                                                                       ‘platteland’ to attend Rondebosch in      Rugby World Cup final being played                                                              staff and even something as
                                                                                       the years that lie ahead: an ideal that   in Paris. The overall winner was                                                                mundane sounding as man-
                                                                                       has the potential to breathe new life     Clint Scholl, followed by Mike Coombs                                                           aging paper. Alan is a third
                                                                                       and meaning into one of our oldest        and Andrew Goosen, third who also              AUSTRALIA                                        generation headmaster. He was
                                                                                       and most esteemed sub-unions.”            achieved the longest drive. Nearest the        Matt Loxton, Wanne Rous and                      head of Queen’s Park High in
                                                                                          NEXT YEAR: The Karoo sub-union         pin was Dave Thompson and the most             James Jennings all from E86 at the               Woodstock for six years and
                                                                                       plan to hold their weekend                golf played was Garth Rossiter. Anyone         Citizenship party thrown by Wanne just           retired as head of Westerford
                                                                                       at: Melton Wold                           interested in competing in the next golf       before Australia was bundled out of the          High in 2005 after 10 years.”
  At the Gauteng dinner were (left to right) Jeremy McDonald, Rob Ter Morshuizen,      on: Saturday 18 October 2008.             day can contact Chris Smit on                  World Cup by England. It was a fancy               Acknowledgment to the Southern
  Mark Dommisse, Charles Niehaus, André Gross and Derick Immelman.                                                               chris.smit@cstl.com                            dress party, themed Aussie Ocker.                Suburbs Tatler, August 2007



pAgE 6                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      pAgE 7
                                                    (It is good to hear of your continued active     (I am glad to hear you enjoy keeping up to      Port Elizabeth to watch the team play
                                                                                                                                                                                                       tHANKs tO CONtrIBUtOrs
                                                                                                                                                                                                       T
                                                 involvement in the field of education, Pete.      date by means of the newsletter and e-news.       Hudson Park on Friday 3 August after-                he committee thanks all those who have contributed financially to the
                                                 If I can believe half of what I hear about the    We in turn welcome contributions, preferably      noon in miserably cold weather. It was               Old Boys’ Union. A list of donors who have contributed during the past year
                                                 Eastern Cape problems, you must have your         covering a wide range of matric years as this     great to meet Tony Ryan and Neil Strybis          appears on page 13.
                                                 hands full!)                                      batch does.)                                      and chat about things old and new.

                                                 M      ATT LOXTON (E86) on
                                                        matthew.loxton@macquarie.com
                                                 writes: “I am still living in Sydney (home
                                                                                                   G    EOFF POCOCK (E63) at
                                                                                                         gap1@mweb.co.za writes:
                                                                                                   “After practicing as an attorney at
                                                                                                                                                     It brought back many happy memories,
                                                                                                                                                     and after using the arithmetic that Jaapie
                                                                                                                                                     Louw had taught me I figured out that I
                                                                                                                                                                                                      tHOse were tHe DAYs!
M      ARTIN PUTTERILL (E51) on
       m.putterill@paradise.net.nz
                                                 of the most successful Olympics accord-
                                                 ing to the esteemed Mr Samaranch
                                                                                                   Oudtshoorn for 35 years (during which
                                                                                                   period I was involved in the Southern
                                                                                                                                                     was part of RBPS from 1942 to? - Jaapie
                                                                                                                                                     is not here to help me out! We changed           E    1947 notched up 60 years in 2007 and it seemed appropriate to print this
                                                                                                                                                                                                            photograph of the 1947 year end match against Bishops which ended in a draw
                                                                                                                                                                                                      6/6. Not all in the team are 1947 matrics. We thank Philip Randal-Smith (E47) of
                                                 - remember him). We live in a seaside             Cape OBU) and after a back operation in           schools so many times during the build-
wrote: “I have a particular interest in                                                                                                                                                               Bryanston, Gauteng for the photograph.
                                                 suburb called Bronte (where half of the           2005, I opened my own office in Mossel            ing of the new school it is hard to figure
the new swimming pool facility project
                                                 Hollywood set seems to want to buy for            Bay and would appreciate a visit from             out what was when!”
and would be glad to have my contribu-
                                                 some reason). Kiddies are growing up -            any Old Boys who happen to visit there.              (I share some of your confusion with regard
tion to the Centenary Appeal allocated
                                                 Mary is now approaching 9, Anna 7 and             My son Wayne Pocock (E94) was the vice            to “which buildings when” but certainly in
accordingly. It seems a good moment to
                                                 Toby is a little over 4. My wife Alison is a      captain of the 1st Rugby XV during                your matric year (1952) I was sitting in a
record the efforts of swimmers circa
                                                 busy taxi driver for them all.                    his matric year, played WP Craven                 Standard 5 class at Camp Ground Road look-
1950 who, with very limited facilities,
                                                    I have just moved firms - previously           Week, obtained a BCom.LlB degree at               ing forward to moving to the “new” high
contributed nonetheless towards the
                                                 was at Goldman Sachs JBWere, and                  Stellenbosch and now works for Rand               school in Canigou Avenue.)
prevailing swimming and water polo
                                                 am now with Macquarie Bank (I think               Merchant Bank in Johannesburg.
                                                                                                                                                     D
enthusiasm. Names like Eric le Roux,                                                                                                                       ARYL BURMAN (E53) on
                                                 they have offices in SA these days - in           His contact number is 082 337-5732”.
Don Cassidy, Don Black, Per Stilborg                                                                                                                       daryl@burmankatz.law.za writes
                                                 fact they have more employees outside                (1963 - The year in which I first taught
come readily to mind. My personal                                                                                                                    about the Prep hockey match in PE:
                                                 of Australia than within). My cousin              at RBHS so we just overlapped. My memo-
memories of that time are of endlessly                                                                                                               “George Tzemis called me on Friday
                                                 Steve (also E86) had just arrived from            ries, though, are more of the Pocock of the
waiting for waves at St James beach and                                                                                                              morning to advise of the match and that
                                                 ABN Amro to come to Goldies, so I had             80s. Wayne stood out for me as a real Bosch
long waits for trains at all times of the                                                                                                            he would be away. I did see some of
                                                 to leave and find a job at Maccabank              enthusiast and I remember breaking some-
day and night as I went up and down to                                                                                                               the rest of the match and nearly froze to
                                                 (where he was about 10 years prior!).             what with tradition when I appointed him as
Long Street and Sea Point for galas and                                                                                                              death in that icy wind in the process.
                                                 Bit of a joke really.                             a prefect during his matric year - good to hear
matches. Inevitably school work suffered                                                                                                              My son Pierre also put in an appearance
                                                    Wanne Rous is celebrating becoming             he’s doing well.)
but I did develop compensating qualities                                                                                                             and had a long chat to his former house
                                                 an Aussie too in about a week - some

                                                                                                   J
of reflection and an holistic approach to                                                             OHN HEATHFIELD (E73) on                        master at Mason House! Up the Bosch!
                                                 would say hedging his bets before the                                                                                                                Back row, left to right: Peter Berrangé, Jan van Velden, John Hayward, George Bramley,
problems, capacities that were relevant to                                                             doddie@netactive.co.za writes                 I also saw part of the Saturday game,
                                                 World Cup is decided. Diversification                                                                                                                Arthur Black, Keith Chapman, Myer Orman, Roy Starke
subsequent business and academic life. “                                                           that he was interested to learn that a            again viva Bosch!”
                                                 does work. No doubt will see some other                                                                                                              Front row: Mike Munnik, Bunny Baker, Colin Lautenbach (captain), Geoff Tasker (vice cap-
   (It certainly seems that the modern genera-   S’Efricans there.”                                Rondebosch Old Boy was the ‘bowman’                  Daryl asks if it would it be possible to      tain), unknown, Steve Fox, Tommy Faulkes.
tion of swimmers and water polo players                                                            on Shosaloza during the recent America’s          have advance notice of matches as the
                                                    (At the time of writing I have just seen                                                         Old Boys do enjoy watching their old               As we wish to put the photograph into the archives we would be pleased to have
have a great advantage over those of your                                                          Cup. His father Tony Venn mentioned
                                                 the World Cup Final, so it seems Wanne                                                              school participate?                              the unknown player’s name and also any misspellings of names. Please email to
generation but I am sure, judging by results,                                                      it to him. For more information, Tony’s
                                                 need not hedge his bets. It is good to hear                                                                                                          obu@rondebosch.com
they still work very hard at their sport and                                                       email address is tony@castech.co.za and              (Good to hear you’re still going strong,
                                                 things are going well with you and Steve.
will make very good use of this marvellous                                                         his phone number is 021 531-4646.                 Daryl. I have some good memories of PE Sub-
                                                 I, of course, still remember another pair of
new addition to the School’s facilities.)                                                            (Thanks for the news, John. I am informed       Union gatherings in my time at RBHS when
                                                 Loxtons, your respective fathers, as doctors

P                                                                                                                                                                                                     that elusive
    ETER DUMINY (E68) on                         for my family years back.)                        that the son mentioned is Peter Venn, E93).       I remember you being heavily involved.)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    and just were able to make out a part of

                                                                                                   D                                                 U
    peterd@501.co.za writes:                                                                                                                              WE-MICHAEL LEUBE (E77) on
                                                 L
                                                                                                          ON BUCHANAN (E59) in Canada
“Having taught for 29 years and served
as Principal at Stutterheim High I took
                                                      LEWELLYN (LLEW) KING on
                                                      kingfive@mweb.co.za writes: “As an                  on rubberman@sympatico.ca writes:                the_leubes@aapt.net.au of                  ‘Bosch tie                                    the name - “W H Alting?” Back home
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Angela Andrew’s research shows Henk

                                                                                                                                                                                                      D
                                                 old boy from E41 I was very pleasantly            “I am well on my way through the                  37 Springs Drive, Little Mountain QLD                  ennis Nick (E50) writes: “In our        Alting-Mees at ‘Bosch in 1944. One of a
early retirement from the Department of                                                             project of scanning my old photos. I             4551, Australia writes: “I am now work-
                                                 surprised to read about the escapades of                                                                                                                   last newsletter I reported on the       family who were at RBHS in the ‘40s.
Education in December 2006 in order to                                                             took a breather after doing about 500, but        ing as a geologist on the Queensland
                                                 Keith Whiteman and also Bill Duminy.                                                                                                                 finding of a ‘Bosch Old Boys’ tie at the         And so the search continues. We have
use the experience and contacts built up                                                           still have about 2000 to do. I will work          coalfields. This is something I studied in
                                                 I especially remember Bill as I spent some                                                                                                           Bear Inn in Oxford. We went back this         an address in Rondebosch and one in
by assisting staff at that school to assist                                                        more diligently on them in the winter.            the early ‘80s, never used but gave me
                                                 time on his family farm when we were at                                                                                                              year with Hilary taking a course on           Holland. Can any Old Boy let me have
teachers in the Eastern Cape as a whole.                                                           It’s tough to do that kind of thing when          the opportunity to get into this field.”
                                                 school. I also recall Keith. Unfortunately                                                                                                           the “History of the English Language”         an updated address if he has one or
To this end I moved to Port Elizabeth

                                                                                                                                                     A
                                                 I also read of the death of Kenny Stubbs          the weather is so nice outside. I have                 LLAN BENN (E85) on                          whilst I wandered off to our Don’s            news of his whereabouts?
and took up an appointment as CEO                                                                  just finished a series that I took at the
                                                 who was my next door neighbour in                                                                         benna@bv.com reports some                  study for discussions on “Moral and              Just as interesting were some ties
for the National Union of Educators in                                                             Rustenburg 1961 matric dance. Some
                                                 Mowbray when I was at Rondebosch.                                                                   success in lesser known sports this year.        Political Philosophy”. Interesting but        alongside our ‘Bosch tie. Two OD
the Eastern Cape. This union amalgam-                                                              really interesting dresses and hairstyles!”
                                                 I have recently moved from Durban to                                                                In April he passed the test to qualify as        way over my head! The Americans in            ties with names W A Wiley and J A
ated with 6 other politically non-aligned
                                                 be near my son in Johannesburg only                  (As someone now teaching at Rustenburg,        a Black Belt in Taekwando after 5 years          our group could always find a way to          Arenhold who are two well-known
unions to form the National Professional
                                                 to find that he has taken a very big job          I reckon I could find some interested viewers     in the sport. Then in July in Klagenfurt,        express themselves in the most verbose        respected sportsmen and members of
Teachers’ Organisation of South Africa
                                                 in Zambia. We are settling down very              of your collection!)                              Austria, he completed his first Iron Man         way. I will most certainly be more care-      our Cape Town community.
(NAPTOSA) in November 2006 and I
                                                 slowly in Johannesburg and would like                                                                                                                ful in my choice of courses next year.           And in the collection alongside these
                                                                                                   M
was appointed as the CEO in the Eastern                                                                  IKE WATSON (E52) on                         Triathlon in 13 hours 9 minutes. For the
                                                 to go back to Durban but at 82 years old                                                            uninitiated that involved a lake swim               On our last visit we found an OBU tie      were the following:
Cape for this union. I have been fortu-                                                                   mwatson@mweb.co.za writes:
                                                 change is not easy. Anyway I have my                                                                of 3.8 km, 180 km on a bike, and then a          amongst others at the Bear Inn Pub. The       • WP Rugby Union - D A B Robinson
nate to see Rondebosch teams in action                                                             “Thanks for the notification re the
                                                 granddaughters here around us. I read                                                               standard marathon.                               quest was on to find the original owner.      • Intervarsity - SA Golf tie - J L Beaufort
in the Easter Rugby Festival this year and                                                         Rondebosch Prep U13 Hockey team.
                                                 the Enews regularly and I am happy to                                                                                                                This time we armed ourselves with a           • University of Cape Town tie - T Lang
at the Grey High celebrations in 2006.”                                                            I had the pleasure of being at Grey,
                                                 do so.”                                                                                                                                              digital camera and magnifying glass           • Old Michaelhouse - P B Hutt”

pAgE 8                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                pAgE 9
  Bursaries and
                                               The RBHS school fees will be R18 570      in more than one area of the school’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 wIN PrIzes
                                                                                                                                                  A
                                            in 2008. Boarding fees add a further         activities.                                                  ll those who donate R100 or              Draw in March 2008:
                                            R20 000. Without taking into account the        It is prestigious to receive a bursary to
  scholarships at
  rondebosch
                                            effects of inflation and other increases,
                                            the total High School fees over a five
                                                                                         attend Rondebosch and even if parents
                                                                                         do not have a specific financial need,
                                                                                                                                                        more to the Old Boys' Union
                                                                                                                                                  Centenary Appeal Fund between
                                                                                                                                                  16 March 2007 and 7 March 2008
                                                                                                                                                                                               • A R200 voucher to buy wine at
                                                                                                                                                                                                 The Wine Shop or eat at The River Café         valued up to
                                            year period amount to more than              bursaries do assist in attracting talented                                                            • A R500 voucher for a meal at either
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                r15 000!
                                                                                                                                                  will be entered into a draw to
                                            R90 000 per boy. If a boy is a boarder the   boys to RBHS although financial need                     win prizes generously donated by               Constantia Uitsig Restaurant or
                                            cost to attend Rondebosch for five years     does remain a criterion for the awarding                 Constantia Uitsig and Tanda Tula.              La Colombe

F    ees at Rondebosch and other State      amounts to almost R200 000. In some          of some bursaries.                                       The prizes, which were arranged by           • A R500 voucher to enjoy a treatment
     schools have increased significantly   circumstances parents may apply for a           Old Boys are encouraged to make                       Tom Glover (E62) are:                          at The Constantia Uitsig Spa
                                            special reduction in school fees, but this   contributions to the cost of awarding a                                                                                                              Winners will be announced in the
from when most Old Boys went to                                                                                                                                                                  (subject to availability)
                                            obviously has an impact on the school’s      bursary. Where a full or partial bursary                 Draw in September 2007                                                                      newsletter and Enews.
Rondebosch. The awarding of bursaries
                                            income and on the amount other par-          is awarded it should be for the full five                and December 2007:                           • A prize to the value of between R4 000
have accordingly become important to
                                                                                                                                                                                                 and R6 000 for two to spend two nights       These prizes will be drawn at the
financially assist parents and to attract   ents need to pay to ensure that all the      year period the boy attends RBHS as a                    • A R200 voucher to buy wine at                bed and breakfast at Constantia Uitsig       Old Boys’ dinner in March 2008.
talented boys to the school. An impor-      school’s expenses are met. The vast          bursary can not be withdrawn due to a                      The Wine Shop or eat at The River Café       Hotel (subject to availability)              You do not need to be at the
tant aspect of the Union’s Centenary        majority of parents pay the full fees as     lack of funds for that particular bursary.
                                                                                                                                                  • A R500 voucher for a meal at either        • A prize to the value of between              dinner to win.
Appeal is the creation of a Bursary and     they are aware of the value of the excel-    Donations may also be made toward
                                                                                                                                                    Constantia Uitsig Restaurant or              R12 000 and R15 000 for two to spend
Scholarship Fund.                           lent education Rondebosch provides to        the general bursary fund where funds
                                                                                                                                                    La Colombe                                   three nights at Tanda Tula enjoying the      See the insert in your news-
   In the past the State covered almost     their sons. Due to the nature of board-      from various donors are combined for
                                            ing, special fee reductions do not apply     bursaries. As mentioned, fee reductions                  • A R500 voucher to enjoy a treatment          optimum bush experience at the luxury        letter for how to contribute and
all school expenses, but the Education
                                            to boarding fees.                            do not apply to boarding fees and                          at The Constantia Uitsig Spa                 tented Safari Camp in the Timbavati near     how your donation will benefit
Department now provides for only
                                               Bursaries are important in attracting     bursaries to help boys from outside of                     (subject to availability)                    Hoedspruit (subject to availability)         Rondebosch.
about 27% of the school’s operating
costs which include state paid teachers’    talented, deserving boys to the school       the Rondebosch area to attend RBHS
salaries. Fundraising, sponsorships         when they may otherwise have gone to         will be welcome.
                                            another school. Rondebosch continues            Please refer to the insert in the news-
and other income provide about 3% of
the school’s needs and parents accord-      with its long tradition of attracting boys   letter to see how you can make a con-                wINNers OF DrAw                                                                               wHO Is OUr
                                                                                                                                              T                                                                                             OlDest
ingly need to provide through fees the      from diverse backgrounds and varied          tribution. Bequests may also be made                     he winners of the September draw are:
remaining 70% of the school’s needs,        talents, whether academic, musical or        to the bursary fund. Please contact the                  Jeff Louw (E55), Lindsay Kennedy (E63) and Ronald Webb (E33).
including the salaries of more than half
of the teaching staff. Limited funds are
                                            sporting, and bursaries are generally
                                            awarded in one of these three catego-
                                                                                         Union to obtain further information.                                                                                                               OlD BOY?
available for capital projects.             ries. Many recipients of bursaries excel
                                                                                                                                                  Reunions                                                                                  W      ith the recent death of Aubrey
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Matthews aged 96, the Union is
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            interested to find out who our oldest
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Old Boy may be. Aubrey’s daughter
                                                                                                                                              E58 5OTH REUNION                               1987 20TH REUNION                              Mrs Diana Avery said that one of her

                                                                                                                                              T  he E58 organizers would appreci-                                                           father’s good friends is Bruce Lindsay
                                                                                                                    The RBHS cricket                                                         Friday 7 December 2007:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            who turned 96 in September 2007. She
   OLD BOYS‘ UNION                                                                                                  professional                 ate help in tracing the following           Royal Cape Golf Club
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            was not certain of the spelling of his
                                                                                                                                              Old Boys.                                      12:28 1st tee-off time
       address and                                                                                                  Ryan Maron (E93)
                                                                                                                                              Roger Charles Gibson                           Saturday 8 December:                           surname and there is no record on
                                                                                                                    (pictured on the right)
   telephone numbers                                                                                                is also player/coach
                                                                                                                                              Ian Charles Koller
                                                                                                                                              Hans Peter Norton
                                                                                                                                                                                             Stag dinner at 19h00 pm for 19h30 at:          the Union database. She believes that
                                                                                                                                                                                             Caveau at The Mill                             he lives in Cape Town. We do have
                                                                                                                    of the                    David John William Taylor                      13 Boundary Road, Newlands                     Gordon Wakelin (E29) of Jukskei Park
    You can write to the OBU at:                                                                                    VRA Amsterdam side        John Albert van Boxel.
    Po Box 731, rondebosch 7701                                                                                                                 Any information however tenuous              Sunday 9 December:                             who celebrated his 95th birthday on
                                                                                                                    in the Netherlands.
                                                                                                                                                                                             At 13h00 a family braai at:                    11 October 2007. His son David Wakelin
                 editor                                                                                             The side recently won     can be sent to Roy Andrew on:
                                                                                                                                                                                             The Delheim Wines Dam (The Delheim             (E62) of Berkshire, England, who visited
             Chris Murison                                                                                          the National Dutch          roy@andrew.org.za or                         shop will be open to E87s for specials)
            021 683-2937 (h)                                                                                                                    telephone 021 689-2838                                                                      South Africa for this special occasion,
                                                                                                                    Competition with
                                                                                                                                                                                               All details and a list of who is attend-     said that Gordon keeps in good health
              chairman                                                                                              Ryan making 105
                                                                                                                                              1963 45TH REUNION                              ing is available at www.e87.co.za              and enjoyed the various celebrations.
              John Benn                                                                                             in the final.

                                                                                                                                              T   he E63 45th reunion will take                Please reply via email should you
     021 794-1761(h); 083 593-9808                                                                                                                                                           wish to attend: webmaster@e87.co.za
      Email: dkatz@mweb.co.za                                                                                                                     place over the weekend of 7-9
                                                                                                                                                                                               Alternatively contact Anton Viljoen
               Secretary
              André Ross
                                             Friday is tie day                               Private Apartments
                                                                                                                                              November 2008. Further information
                                                                                                                                              from Lindsay Kennedy on:                       on 083 226 8079                                  UPDAte YOUr
      Email: ahross@mweb.co.za
                                             T    he RBHS Old Boys’                                      To LeT                                 intglass@iafrica.com or
                                                                                                                                                021 531-1545 (work)
                                                                                                                                                                                             E88 20TH REUNION                                eMAIl ADDress!
                                                                                                                                                                                             E
                                                  Union is proud of                          Full Facilities • tV • security                                                                     armark the weekend of the 15 and
      administrative Secretary                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Old Boys with email addresses
                                             its ‘colours’ which are                       LONDON                                                                                                16 March 2008 for our 20th reunion
           Angela Andrew                                                                                                     £80 per day      E83 25 YEAR REUNION                                                                            who did not receive the Enews during
                                             registered with the South
                                                                                                                                              T
                                                                                           between Park Lane and Grosvenor Square                                                            in Cape Town to measure stomach
     021 686-1897 (h&w) (tel/fax)                                                                                                                 he E83 25 year reunion will be in                                                           2007 may not have updated their
                                             African Board of Heraldry.                    NEW YORK                        $100 per day                                                      girths and receding hairlines!
     Subunion representative                                                                                                                      Cape Town during the weekend                                                                email addresses. We are receiving
                                             It is customary for the OBU                   Midtown - East 63rd Steet and Madison Avenue                                                        On Friday 14 March 2008 we will
             Brent Farrell                                                                                                                    of 21 to 23 November 2008. The E83s                                                            BOUNCE BACKS and are concerned
                                             tie to be worn on Fridays and                 PARIS                     Euros 100 per day                                                       join the annual dinner of the Union at
             082 876-4548                                                                                                                     will also get together at the annual                                                             that you may be missing out on
                                             for OBU members to greet others               206 Rue de Rivoli, on Tuileries Gardens
                                                                                                                                                                                             Kelvin and then on Saturday an infor-
    Email: brentfarrell@yebo.co.za                                                         Note: 20% extra for stay less than 3 nights        OBU dinner at Kelvin Grove on 14                                                                           news items.
                                             who are wearing the tie. We hope                                                                                                                mal dinner at a restaurant.
  Email us at: obu@rondebosch.com                                                            Costs for year 2008 to increase by 20%           March 2008. For more details please                                                                 Please email your address to:
                                             you will join us as a proud tie wearer                                                                                                            Contact Dean Dicks on:
                                                                                               PHONE/FAx 021 712-1712                         contact André Ross or Paul Hablutzel                                                                    obu@rondebosch.com
                                             on Fridays and at any other occasion                      CELL 082 445 1804                                                                       dean@rsp.co.za
                                                                                                                                              at e83reunion@mweb.co.za                                                                             if your email has changed.
                                             where Old Boys might be present.                         EMAiL: ddn@iafrica.com



pAgE 10                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   pAgE 11
DO YOU KNOw ANY OF tHese OlD BOYs?
W    e would be most grateful if anyone is able to help with tracing some of the Old Boys who are ‘address unknown’ on the
     Union membership database. This list consists of Old Boys in the decades of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s. Please contact
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              DONOrs tO tHe UNION's                                                               Centenary Fund
Angela Andrew on obu@rondebosch.com or by telephone/fax on 021 686-1897 or by writing to 25 Lochiel Road, Rondebosch 7700.
 E50
 E50
         Black, Donald
         Broome, Gerald William
                                                                      E53
                                                                      E53
                                                                             Jones, Peter William
                                                                             Sealy, Gordon Sheehan
                                                                                                                                          E55
                                                                                                                                          E55
                                                                                                                                                  Penrith, Michael Jon
                                                                                                                                                  Raath, Christopher Owen
                                                                                                                                                                                   E59
                                                                                                                                                                                   E59
                                                                                                                                                                                         Hofmeyr, Michael Reitz
                                                                                                                                                                                         Starke, Peter
                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E61
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Deary, Bruce Dalloway
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Evans, Donald James Forsyth
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              T   he Old Boys’ Union turns 100
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   during 2009 and to mark the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              occasion various events are planned,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           tegic projects at both schools. The State
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           provides about only half of the Prep
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            The Centenary committee stresses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the fact that all donations, large or
 E50     Jones, Barry Alfred Champion                                 E54    Beer, Anthony John                                           E55     Slatem, Alan Robert              E59   van Rooyen, Peter John        E61   Gordon, Douglas Kennedy
 E50     Morris, Peter                                                E54    Botha, Donald Norman                                         E55     Stiles, B J                      E60   Cloete, Marvin Hugo           E61   McCausland, David                culminating in a dinner on                                   and High Schools’ teaching staff with                         small, are gratefully received as finan-
 E50     Stemmett, Quentin                                            E54    Fairbrother, Richard                                         E56     Fife, Rory Hoyle                 E60   Cox, Peter                    E61   Reid, Donald S                   20 November 2009, the 100th                                  the remainder paid by parents though                          cial circumstances will differ.
 E50     Wakelin, John James Rigby                                    E54    Johnson, Barry C                                             E56     Luyt, G John G                   E60   During, Ernest                E61   Sandler, Julian
 E51     Halkett, Peter A C                                           E54    Margo, Roger H                                               E56     McKenzie, Walter                 E60   Mackintosh, Kenneth Ewen      E61   Smith, Nigel Bedford             anniversary of the Union.                                    school fees. Parents are also respon-                            Donations from those listed below
 E51     Hewland, Roger Jack                                          E54    Starling, Allan Henry George                                 E56     Morris, Michael L                E60   McLachlan, Frank              E61   Thomson, Eric John                 To ensure that Rondebosch main-                            sible for approximately 97% of the                            have all been received before the news-
 E51     Matson, Beverley Charles                                     E54    Summers, George P                                            E56     Tooke, Arthur (Archie)           E60   Millard, Philip Stanley       E61   Watkins, Kenneth Thomas
 E51     Nielsen, Jorn                                                E54    Taylor, Colin                                                E57     de Wet, Jacobus Petrus           E60   Schlosz, Kenneth Paul         E61   Zoutendyk, Jan Bernardus         tains its position as one of the leading                     two schools’ other operating costs and                        letter's printing deadline of 25 October.
 E51     Rogers, Guy Vivian                                           E55    Engel, Dennis Walter                                         E57     Kock, Henri                      E60   van Meeteren, Albert Pieter   E62   Bowley, Kenneth Charles          schools of educational excellence the                        limited funds are therefore available for                     Further donations will be acknowl-
 E52     Bruins, Arthur James                                         E55    Hastie, Ian George                                           E57     McIntosh, William Byron (Bill)   E60   Watt, Peter Leslie            E62   de Wet, John M
 E52     Guy, Neil Raymond                                            E55    Kennedy, John Riach                                          E58     van Boxel, John Albert           E60   Weidmann, Walter              E62   Reed, Brian Stanley              support of Old Boys is needed for stra-                      capital improvement projects.                                 edged in the next newsletter.
 E52     Hopley, Geoffrey John                                        E55    Lancaster, Richard Barry                                     E59     de Klerk, Joseph Adriaan         E61   Barrett, Anthony Nigel
 E53     Hugo, Joel Daniel                                            E55    Lyall-Watson, Malcolm                                        E59     Golding, Brian Samuel James      E61   de Villiers, Benjamin G       (Continued below on page 13)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -   Anonymous                   E48     Green, Garth                   E57     Mostert, André               E63     Le Roux, John                  E75    Myers, Neil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                -   Gauteng Subunion            E48     Pepler, Ronald                 E57     Staniforth, John             E63     Loveland, Rick                 E76    Henderson, Rae
                                                                                                                                                                  tHe HONOUrs rOOM                                                                              -
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    UK Subunion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Baard, Ivan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E49
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E49
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Manson-Kullin, Gerard
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Moffat, Malcolm
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Thorne, Mal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Wilkins, Royston
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Murcott, Guy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Schreiber, Roy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E76
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E76
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Moodie, Keith
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Nodder, Laurence
PleAse HelP us to update                                                                                                                                          CHAIrs AND tABle                                                                          Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Staff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ilsey, Jeff
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    La Grange, Paul
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E50
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Brown, Desmond
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Hofmeyr, Jan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               MacTavish, Dougal
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Monk, Ron
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Steyn, Chris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Wells, Eric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E77
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E78
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Segal, Hilton
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Neckel, Kai
our records                                                                                                                                                       W      e wonder how many Old Boys were present when the
                                                                                                                                                                         Mears Centre was officially opened on 17 March 1982
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E33
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E37
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Webb, Ronald
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Myburgh, Ronald
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E51
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E51
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Haynes, Neville
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Leslie, John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E58
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Patterson, Ray
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Skewes, Stephen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E64
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E64
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Barratt, Graham
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bernadt, Morris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E79
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E80
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Earl, Roland
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Alder, Richard

T   he Union is in the process of updating its records of                                                                                                                                                                                                    E39    Bishton, Bon                E51     Long, Desmond                  E58     Steel, Reginald              E64     Buchner, Michael               E80    Wendland, Wend
                                                                                                                                                                  by Mrs E Marchand who cut the ribbons tied across the front                                                                                                                                                                                      E82    Leary, Andrew
    the 6 600 Old Boys on our database. To assist us we                                                                                                                                                                                                      E39    Robertson, Harold           E51     Malan, Christo                 E58     Van den Berg, John           E64     Dall, Peter
                                                                                                                                                                  doors. Those present then gathered upstairs in the brand new                               E42    Jager, Matthew              E51     McGregor, Hamish               E58     Van den Ende, Jan            E64     Grubb, Christopher             E83    Lendrum, Ian
would be pleased if you would provided us with the                                                                                                                Honours Room where Mr W A Clarke, former headmaster                                        E42    Sharpley, Neville           E51     Putterill, Martin              E59     Fullaway, Tony               E64     Setzen, Mark                   E83    Van der Merwe, Mark
following details: PLEASE PRINT ALL INFORMATION!                                                                                                                  gave an address on the late Wally Mears before officially                                  E42    Silberbauer, Dickinson      E51     Vimpany, Ian                   E59     Van Zijl, Helm               E64     Wilse-Samson, John             E84    D’Arcy-Evans, Andrew
(Email addresses, in particular, should be printed if handwritten, as a                                                                                                                                                                                      E43    Bieber, Peter               E52     Leary, Michael                 E60     Andrew, Ken                  E65     Currie, Tony                   E84    Sharpley, Michael
                                                                                                                                                                  declaring the Mears Centre open.
scrawled email address is very difficult to read.)                                                                                                                                                                                                           E43    Botha, Ian                  E53     Goldberg, John                 E60     De Villiers, Michael         E65     Fryback, Dennis                E85    Joubert, Paul
                                                                                                                                                                    And in the room are some handsome items of furniture
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E43    Mulligan, Terence           E53     Pearson, Donald                E60     Duckitt, Mark                E65     Plane, Ian                     E86    E1986 group
Surname                 ...............................................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                  including the blackwood large boardroom table and 16                                       E43    Pulker, Antony              E54     Allsopp, Tony                  E60     Kohn, Richard                E65     Smuts-Muller, David            E86    Jennings, James
                                                                                                                                                                  chairs. The chairs were fully subscribed by the Johannesburg                               E44    Craig, Cecil                E54     Eriksson, Sven                 E60     Steyn, Richard               E65     Waters, Adrian                 E86    Perrott, Don
First names (not initials)                                   ..........................................................................................           Subunion (4), Karoo Subunion, two chairs by Keith Wilson                                   E44    Hill, David                 E54     Harwood, Peter                 E61     Blyth, David                 E66     Johnston, Robert               E87    Sperling, Victor
(Underline name by which you prefer to be known if not your first name)                                                                                           in memory of his parents Mr and Mrs A J H Wilson; Bertie                                   E44    Melck, Desmond              E54     Lockyer, Eddie                 E62     Glover, Tom                  E66     Ketteringham, Richard          E88    Gast, Stuart
                                                                                                                                                                  van der Merwe, Carleton Lloyd, Alan Alexander, Cecil Craig,                                E44    Silberbauer, Dickin         E54     Penberthy, Owen                E62     Kooy, Nico                   E66     Riese, Phillip                 E88    Kotze, John
E-year            .....................................................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   E90    Moore, Michael
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E45    Benjamin, Alfred            E55     Groenewald, John               E62     Krige, Peter                 E67     Michelsen, Olav
                                                                                                                                                                  Klippie Melck in memory of Rijk Melck; Ian Russell, Peter
Standard and year of leaving school                                                       .............................................................                                                                                                      E45    Hoskings, Eric              E55     Ince, Spike                    E62     Latham, Peter                E68     Faure, Chris                   E90    Scott, Hilton
                                                                                                                                                                  Matchett in memory of his father Percy, John McGahey and                                   E45    Pienaar, Jack               E55     Lucke, David                   E62     Lee, Edmund                  E68     Hoek, Gerrard                  E93    Charton, Ryan
(If leaving before matric)
                                                                                                                                                                  Jumbo Wilson. Inscribed plaques are on each chair.                                         E45    Van Zyl, Keith              E56     Broekhuysen, Jim               E62     Malherbe, Anthony            E69     Ismay, Andrew                  E94    Whittle, Clement
Are you ex-staff?                          ..............................                                                                                                                                                                                    E46    Chapman, Keith              E56     Delpierre, Michel              E62     Melck, Deon                  E70     Richards, Ross                 E98    Ludick, Ernst
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E46    Davison, Peter              E56     Malherbe, Willie               E62     Patrick, Lawrence            E71     McSweeney, Terry              2000    Licina, Jared
Years of teaching at Rondebosch                                                   .....................................................................                                                                                                      E46    Enslin, Chris               E57     Franks, Nigel                  E63     Duckitt, Geoff               E72     Rand, Peter                   2000    Martin, Paul
Were you a boarder?                                  ....................                                                                                         replacement Of                                                                             E46
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             E48
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Van der Walt, Rijks
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bouchier, Ian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                E57
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Gold, Neil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        King, Brian
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Ferguson, Bruce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Kritzinger, Neil
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            E73
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Champanis, Evangelos
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Churchman, Duncan
Postal address                       ..................................................................................................................           Glass table top
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                                                                                                                                                                  T  he Union committee is most grateful to Roy Schreiber and
                                                                                                                                                                     Lindsay Kennedy, both E63, of West Cape Safety Glass
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 tHANKs tO CONtrIBUtOrs                                                                    T     he committee thanks all those who have contributed
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 to the Old Boys’ Union.
.........................................................................         Postal code                   .......................................
                                                                                                                                                                  who have replaced the glass which provides protection for the
          Telephone - home                               ..............................................................................................           boardroom table in the Honours Room. About 15 years ago                                  (Continued from page 12)            E67   Lacey, Bryan                     E71   Lembke, Kai                    E74   Reid, John Gilbertson           E77   Welch, Gavin Bruce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               E67   Milligan, Bruce J                E71   Nicholson, Denis Gerald        E74   Zondagh, Michael Paul           E77   Wells, Peter David
                                                                                                                                                                  they provided the original glass top which unfortunately                                 E62   Simon, Derek John Kenneth     E68   Bundy, Clive Vickers             E71   Pentz, Martin D                E75   Albertyn, Christopher Michael   E78   Botha, Stephen Phillip
           Telephone - work                              ..............................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                  was damaged.                                                                             E63   Crawford, Ian                 E68   Falconer, John Douglas           E71   Pienaar, Leslie John           E75   Armstrong, Neil Alexander       E78   Brown, Bruce
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E63   de Jongh, Johan Nicolas       E68   Herholdt, Frank Barnard          E71   Sank, Anthony Charles          E75   Bassett, Stephen Townley        E78   Edmunds, Peter Mark
                           Fax - home                    ..............................................................................................                                                                                                    E63   Gibb, Peter J S               E68   Hopkins, Charles John            E71   Stevens, Keith Douglas         E75   Pitt, Michael David             E78   Fleming, Paul Alexander
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E63   Mundy, Christopher            E68   Loebenberg, Peter A              E71   Versfeld, Peter Alexander W    E75   Rainier-Pope, Garth Hilton      E78   Gillow, Michael Searle
                            Fax - work                   ..............................................................................................                                                                                                    E63   Price, David G                E68   Mason, Eric York                 E71   Weeden, Christopher Clive      E76   Barclay, Bryan Peter            E78   Henriksen, Gavin Anthony
                                                                                                                                                                  rondebosch memorabilia and gifts                                                         E63
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E64
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Smith, Eric Stuart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 de Villiers, Peter Alan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               E68
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Owen, David Charles
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Rose-Innes, Barry J
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      E72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      E72
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ahrens, Ian Louis
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Eiserman, John
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E76
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Bloomberg, Robert
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Butler, Peter Eric
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 E78
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 E78
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Hilarides, Willi Henri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Ingram, Christopher Charles R
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E64   Fraser, Michael James Earle   E68   Smit, Jacobus Stephanus          E72   Elsworth, Christopher Parry    E76   Davies, Hugh C                  E78   Lewis, Michael Campbell Mark
                                                                                                                                                                                                              he Rondebosch                                E64   Meyer, Robert Volkert         E69   Dorrington, John Kenneth         E72   Peel, Derrick John             E76   de Goede, David                 E78   Martley, John Dion
Email           .......................................................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                              School Shop stocks                           E64   Paynter, Richard Bruce de C   E69   Roux, Jacques Charl              E72   Sessions, Richard Theodore G   E76   Edwards, Gary Leonard           E78   Phillips, Ian James
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E65   Barker, Richard Donovan       E69   Shortt-Smith, Michael Charles    E72   Thomson, Kelvin                E76   Fabian, Grant Patrick           E78   Shepherd, Paul Quentin Robert
Occupation .........................................................................................................................                                                                      a variety of Rondebosch                          E65   Crampton, Christopher Roy G   E69   Stewart, Bruce William           E73   Baard, André                   E76   Horn, Uli                       E78   Starck, Brian
                                                                                                                                                                                                          branded items such as                            E65   Davison, Trevor Leigh         E70   Armstrong, John Clifford         E73   Bourhill, John Harold          E76   Ketteringham, Grant Robert      E78   Steyn, Raymond Thomas
Extra-mural interests/hobbies ..............................................................................                                                                                                                                               E65   de Kock, Matthys Michael      E70   Connan, Jonathan Hugh            E73   Britton, Robert Charles        E76   Norval, Simon Hector            E78   Wilkin, Michael Peter
                                                                                                                                                                                                          pens, glasses, key rings,                        E65   Graham, Robert David          E70   Cooper, Billy                    E73   Chegwidden, Graham S R         E76   Phillips, Gary Evan             E79   Bank, Leslie-John
                                                                                                                                                                                                          umbrellas, clothing, hip                         E65   Johnson, Trevor Saunders      E70   Couldridge, Nicholas William R   E73   Haddow, Gordon R               E76   Theron, Adrian Louw             E79   Brown, Kevin Kingsley
.......................................................................................................................................................                                                                                                    E65   Louw, Robert Alexander        E70   de Villiers, Thomas Robert       E73   McInroy, Robert Edward         E77   Cloete, Gary                    E79   de Wet, Johannes Jacobus Meyer
                                                                                                                                                                  flasks, mugs and folders. The shop is located below the front                            E65   Shulman, Clive Barry          E70   Grieve, Hugh Barry               E73   Morris, Douglas Brian          E77   Fourie, Ian Charles Neil        E79   Grier, Murray John
Sporting interests                           ..........................................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                  entrance to the High School and is open Monday to Thursday                               E65   Sohn, Richard Andrew          E70   Macdonald, Donald Ewen           E73   Roos, David Hofmeyr            E77   Keeton, Mark Ross               E79   Joffe, Lawrence Ross
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E65   Wilson, Peter E B             E70   Parkyn, Geoffrey Nigel           E73   Schmitt, Johannes Frederick    E77   Omsky, Alan Mark                E79   Kemp, Arthur Thomas
                This information can be posted to the                                                                                                             from 07h30 to 11h00 and 14h00 to 17h00, Fridays 07h30 to 11h00                           E66   Middleton, Ian D              E70   Pope, Christopher Francis        E73   Solomon, Stewart Hugh          E77   Politis, Spiro                  E79   Kemp, Arthur Benjamin
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E66   Piccolo, Peter                E70   Rawlings, Arnel                  E73   Wicht, David Frederick         E77   Robinson, Ian Malcolm           E79   Kling, Neill Kenneth
                  Rondebosch Old Boys’ Union at                                                                                                                   and 13h00 to 17h00 and on Saturdays from 10h00 to 12h00.                                 E66   Rycroft, Eric Brian           E70   Vink, Robert Peter Joseph        E73   Willoughby, Guy Buchan         E77   Salomon, David I                E79   Reynolds, Edgar Mervyn
           25 Lochiel Road, Rondebosch 7700, South Africa                                                                                                         It is closed during school holidays and on public holidays.                              E66   Smith, Hugh Alexander         E71   Abernethy, Graeme                E74   Buchanan, Duncan Roderick      E77   Sauerborn, Marc Georg           E79   Rogers, Mark William
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           E66   Thomas, Patrick Whitley       E71   Gillespie, Graham S              E74   Crisp, Patrick George          E77   Scoble, Martin Norman           E79   Stuart, Peter Grant
                  or faxed to: +27 (0)21 686-1897 or                                                                                                              Old Boys’ Union ties may be obtained from the Union’s office -                           E66   Torr, Chris S W               E71   Gross, Harold Leonard            E74   Grieve, Keith James            E77   Shagom, Howard Joshua           E79   Thompson, Andrew Roy
                 emailed to: obu@rondebosch.com                                                                                                                            call 021 686-1897 or email obu@rondebosch.com                                   E67   Gie, Ken                      E71   Johnston, Anthony Edward M       E74   Katzen, Barry                  E77   Smith, Paul Bryce               E79   Turnbull, Robert Ashley


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                                                                                                                                   P  AUL JACOBUS ROUX (E38) died
                                                                                                                                                                             Centenary                                     rBHs PreFeCts
                                                    Obituaries                                                                     D
                                                                                                                                      in Stellenbosch on 11 May 2007.
                                                                                                                                        OUGLAS ALEXANDER SCOTT
                                                                                                                                        (E43) died on 15 May 2007 aged
                                                                                                                                                                             Challenge                                     FOr 2008
                                                                                                                                   82 in Rivonia.                            A    ndrew Wright of the class of 1986
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           R  BHS 2007/8 Head Prefect is

A    UBREY MATTHEWS, one of                    wine farmer of note. He is survived       62 years, Veronique, five children, 15                                                   on awright@medikredit.co.za says
                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Niel Naude (right) and Nicholas
                                                                                                                                   R   OGER GEORGE SMITH (E42) of            that he has managed to get about 12 of
     Rondebosch’s oldest Old Boys,             by his wife Thea, son Alexander and       grandchildren and seven great grand-                                                                                              Groom is the Deputy Head Prefect.
                                                                                                                                       Constantia died on 17 September       his year as a group to donate towards
died on 30 July at the age of 96.              daughters Elaine and Sharon and           children.
                                                                                                                                   2007.                                     the Centenary appeal. He challenges the       THE OTHER PREFECTS ARE:
Aubrey left Rondebosch in 1927 and             their families.
was a very loyal and supportive Old
Boy. He was for many decades a regu-
                                               M     ARK GANTEN-BEIN died in
                                                     September 2007 after suffering
                                                                                         D   ENNIS LE SAR (E39) died during
                                                                                             August 2007.
                                                                                                                                   D    ICK STEEN-NIELSSEN died
                                                                                                                                        on 12 September 2007. He was
                                                                                                                                                                             rest of E86 to donate and join the group
                                                                                                                                                                             donation?
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Naasir Bassier
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Nicholas Bester
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 James Lightbody
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Lethu Matshaka
lar at the annual Old Boys’ Union
dinner and, although he had planned
to again attend this year, poor health
                                               a heart attack. He leaves his brothers
                                               Guy (E66). Their brother Peter (E69)
                                                                                         C   OLONEL DENZIL LOVELAND
                                                                                             (E36) of Pinelands died on 7 June
                                                                                         2007. He was the former Honorary
                                                                                                                                   the widower of the late Carol, father
                                                                                                                                   of Sven and Sarah, grandfather of
                                                                                                                                                                             enrolment at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Junaid Buffkins
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Josh Carew
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Christopher Colli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Keketso
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Moletshane
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Christopher
                                               died in 2005.                                                                       Caroline and Nicholas. Sven said that
prevented him from joining his fel-                                                      Colonel and President of the              has fond memories of the school.          rondebosch Boys’                              Justin de Kock        Nussey
low Old Boys. During 2001 Aubrey
officially opened the refurbished Prep         JOHN BERTRAM HYLAND (E54)
                                                died on 13 June 2007 in Kleinmond.
                                               He leaves his wife Janet and family.
                                                                                         Regimental Association of the Cape
                                                                                         Town Highlanders, the regiment he
                                                                                         served for 67 years. He leaves his wife   B   RUCE TAYLOR (E71) of Hout Bay
                                                                                                                                       died tragically on 30 May 2007.
                                                                                                                                                                             Prep or High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Jason Ker-Fox         Jethro Valentin

School Hall. Aubrey also played in the
annual Rondebosch versus Bishops                                                         Bobby, sons Peter and Richard, both       He is survived by his wife Michelle,      schools in 2009
Old Boys Walker Cup Golf Challenge
well into his eighties. His dedication
                                               O    TTO LUDWIG KOSSAR (former
                                                    Staff) died 28 June 2007 at
                                               George. He had established the Grace
                                                                                         E1963, and daughters Rosemary and
                                                                                         Noreen and their families.
                                                                                                                                   son Shane and daughter Kayleigh.
                                                                                                                                   His brothers Gary, Mark and Roger all
                                                                                                                                                                             O      ld Boys and other parents who
                                                                                                                                                                                    want to apply for their sons to
to Rondebosch will be sadly missed.                                                                                                attended Rondebosch.

                                                                                         P
                                               Fellowship, a ministry to the poor, in        ERCY ARNOLD MCKENZIE (E53)                                                      enter Rondebosch Boys’ High should
He leaves his daughter Diana, grand-                                                                                               Submitted by David Jackson (E71)          contact the school on 021 686-3987 or
                                               Sedgefield in 1992.                           died in Durban on 11 October

                                                                                                                                   O
sons Andrew and Stephen Morkel                                                                                                           WEN WILLIAMS (E42) died in          on email infoline@rondebosch.com for
                                                                                         2006. He leaves his wife Margie and
(both E85) and granddaughter Lana
Morkel.                                        N     C KRONE of the Twee Jonge
                                                     Gezellen wine estate in Tulbagh
                                                                                         brother, Walter (E56).                          Cape Town in July 2007. The
                                                                                                                                   Union thanks Derek Wilson, Tonight
                                                                                                                                                                             information and to obtain the applica-
                                                                                                                                                                             tion forms. The forms are also available


F  ORMER       CHIEF     JUSTICE
   MICHAEL CORBETT (E39) died
                                               died as the result of a fall on 28 July
                                               2007. The Krone family farm founded
                                               in 1710 was put on the map in the
                                                                                         C    EDRIC MULLER (E41) died on 15
                                                                                              August 2007 at Mossel Bay aged
                                                                                         82. He had farmed in the area since
                                                                                                                                   Bureau Chief of the Argus and an
                                                                                                                                   RBHS Old Boy for the following
                                                                                                                                                                             on www.rondebosch.com.
                                                                                                                                                                             • The closing date for applications for
                                                                                                                                                                                Grade 8 2009 is 20 March 2008.
in Cape Town on 16 September 2007.                                                                                                 excerpts from his report. “He was
                                               1950s when he became the first win-       leaving school and was the eldest of      the first editor of the Cape Argus        • The closing date for applications
Tributes appear elsewhere in the
                                               emaker in the southern hemisphere to      three brothers, the others being John     Tonight and one of the greatest char-        for 2009 for both Little Bosch
newsletter.
                                               ferment white wine grapes in refrig-      and Edris, both deceased. All were        acters I have ever met. He was much          (for the year in which a boy turns 6)

C   LAUDE JOSEPH AGNEW (E41) of
    Howick, Natal died on 5 May 2007.
                                               erated tanks. The French made him
                                               Commandeur d’Honneur in 1971 for
                                                                                         boarders at RBHS. Cedric had been
                                                                                         involved in activities of the Sub-Union
                                                                                                                                   admired as a critic and his reviews
                                                                                                                                   of restaurants, theatre and film were
                                                                                                                                                                                and for Rondebosch Boys’ Prep School
                                                                                                                                                                                (for the year in which a boy turns 7)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Old Boys
                                               this achievement. After his education     in the area.                                                                           is also 20 March 2008. Application       scholarship
P   HILIP BURMAN (E41) of Gauteng                                                                                                  followed avidly. Apart from being the
                                               at RBHS he completed a BSc in viticul-                                                                                           forms are available from RBPS on
                                                                                         J                                                                                                                               T
    died on 7 February 2007.                                                               OHN ANDREW NIXON (E47) of               ultimate culture vulture, Owen loved                                                      he Nan Mears Scholarship is award-
                                               ture at Stellenbosch University where                                               food and had the constitution of an          021 686-4635.
                                                                                           Hillcrest, Natal died on 3 September                                                                                              ed every three to four years alter-
B   RAND FAURE (E56) of the farm
    Vergenoegd in Faure died on 10
June 2007 after suffering a heart attack
                                               he played for the first teams in rugby
                                               and cricket. He played a major role in
                                               restoring Tulbagh after the earthquake
                                                                                         2007 after a long illness. He remained
                                                                                         interested in his old school and
                                                                                                                                   ox. He was a devoted Francophile and
                                                                                                                                   made annual pilgrimages to France. A
                                                                                                                                                                             It should be noted that the Old Boys’
                                                                                                                                                                             Union is not involved with applications
                                                                                                                                                                             for enrolment at RBPS or RBHS or the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         nately to a former pupil of St Stithians
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         College and a Rondebosch Old Boy.
                                                                                         enjoyed receiving correspondence          devout Catholic, he also wrote a week-                                                The scholarship is for postgraduate
at his Pringle Bay home. He was a              of 1969. He is survived by his wife of                                                                                        boarding houses.
                                                                                         from the Union. Alan Wright (E44)         ly column for the Southern Cross and                                                  study in the humanities, the arts or law
                                                                                         of Parktown North used to visit him       boasted about never having missed a                                                   at Emmanuel College, Cambridge.
                                                                                         before John moved to Natal and they       deadline in 24 years. He acquired an
                                                                                                                                   MA in English at UCT and wanted to
                                                                                                                                                                             Can You sing?                               It will be available to a Rondebosch Old
                                                                                         shared many happy hours discussing                                                                                              Boy during 2008 or 2009. Old Boys who
                                                                                                                                                                                DAVID ORR (E95) writes that having
                                                                                         the old days. John and his wife Dawn      continue studying but was offered the                                                 may be interested in applying for this
                                                                                                                                                                             recently been appointed Director of
                                                                                         celebrated their 50th wedding anni-       job of assistant editor on the Pretoria                                               scholarship should contact the Old Boys’
                                                                                                                                                                             Music at St George’s Cathedral, he
                                                                                         versary in February this year.            News at 28. He missed Cape Town so                                                    Union to obtain further information.
                                                                                                                                                                             is looking for singers for the various
                                                                                                                                   took a lesser post on the Cape Times                                                  The closing date for applications will be

                                                                                         B   ERNARD PENTON (E49) died in                                                     choirs. It occurred to him that there may
                                                                                                                                   before joining the Cape Argus. He is                                                  advertised in the Enews.
                                                                                             Cape Town during July 2007. He                                                  be quite a few Rondebosch old boys
                                                                                                                                   survived by his son Lance in Australia    living in Cape Town, who might be
                                                                                         leaves his brother Oswald.                and his daughter Marie-Theresé in         interested in belonging to a choir.         Donations to
                                                                                         E   DWIN LOUIS RITCHIE (E52) died         France.“                                     His email address is:
                                                                                             on 11 February 2006 at Plettenberg                                                 davido@sgcathedral.co.za                 the Union are
                                                                                         Bay where he had retired with his
                                                                                         wife Margaret. They celebrated their                                                                                            tax deductible
                                                                                                                                           The Union offers its              reMINDer
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         H
                                                                                         golden wedding anniversary before                                                                                                     ave you made your donation to
                                                                                                                                             sincere sympathy

                                                                                                                                                                             T
                                                                                         his death. Their son Mark, who went                                                     he Union would like to remind all             the Rondebosch Centenary Fund?
                                                                                                                                              to all Old Boys,
                                                                                         to RBHS, is a GP in Wales and their                                                     Old Boys that we send out a regular     Remember that your donation to the
                                                                                                                                         their families and friends
                                                                                         daughter Cherie lives in Indiana, USA.                                              electronic newsletter, Enews, and those     Union may be claimed as a deduction
                                                                                                                                         who have been bereaved
At the memorial service for NC Krone were (left to right) Butch Deuchar, Athol McLean,   They have one grandson, Dane, son                                                   who have not submitted their emails to      from your South African taxable income
                                                                                                                                             in recent months.
Nicky Krone, son of NC; Charlie Latham and Roy McCallum.                                 of Mark.                                                                            the OBU are missing out on up to date       subject to certain limitations. An official
                                                                                                                                                                             news items. The OBU email address is        tax certificate will be provided to you.
                                                                                                                                                                             obu@rondebosch.com                          See the insert as to how to make your donation.

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                          Sport                                         Are you receiving the Enews?
                                                                        T   he Rondebosch Old Boys’ Union is updating its
                                                                            database with the email addresses of all Old Boys.
                                                                        Old Boys who are not receiving the Union’s regular Enews
                                                                        are asked to please forward their name, Eyear and email
                                                                        address to: obu@rondebosch.com


                                                                      DerBY DAY
                                                                      A    book titled ‘Derby Day’ is currently being researched and
                                                                           written on rugby in South Africa’s traditional schools.
                                                                      A chronological history for each school will be recorded, with
                                                                      complementary anecdotes and contributions to encapsulate
                                                                      the schools’ rugby spirit and traditions.
                                                                         Much of the history has been captured already but the
                                                                      authors are hoping that any Old Boys who may have rugby-
                                                                      related anecdotes to share, whether interesting or humorous,
                                                                      would pen and send their thoughts, to offer further insight
                                                                      into the traditions and memories that complement the formal
BOsCH rUGBY DINNer                                                    history. There are no rigid boundaries to the desired contribu-
Former Springbok Schalk Burger was the guest speaker at the Bosch     tions. It is not only thoughts on first team games that are being
Rugby Supporters’ Club dinner on the eve of the Rugby World Cup.      sought, nor is it date specific (past thoughts are as valuable
The MC for the evening was Gavin Cowley. Pictured above from          as recent thoughts). Any interesting or humorous thought on
left are the Rondebosch First XV coach Shaun Povey, Schalk Burger     a school tradition; a moment before or during a big derby; a
and Ziyaad Fredericks who was awarded the Tickey de Jager / Ian       team, season, or coach etc. would be much appreciated. Suffice
McCallum trophy for the most improved player in the First XV.         to say, whatever remains a memoir of your school days and
The club also hosted various informal functions, a golf day and       the traditions and spirit of the derby day, is desired.
a wine festival which was attended by more than 350 parents,             Please send any anecdotes to Justin Nurse at:
Old Boys and other Rondebosch supporters.                             justin@laughitoff.co.za referencing your full name, years you
                                                                      attended the school and the date/year of the specific anecdote.



sPOrts DAYs tO DIArIse
                                                                      sCHOOl tOUrs
T   he annual RBPS and RBHS athletics championships will
    held on 14 and 15 February. The triangular athletics will
be hosted by Bishops on Wednesday 5 March. The annual Old             B   oth the Prep and High Schools are planning various sports
                                                                          tours during 2008. Details will be carried in the Enews
Boys vs the school boys summers sports will be on Wednesday           and Old Boys in the areas where the boys will be playing are
12 March. Any Old Boys interesting in participating in the            encouraged to support the Rondebosch teams. The highly
cricket, tennis and water polo matches should contact the             acclaimed Rondebosch Concert and Jazz band will also be
Union on 021 686-1897 or at obu@rondebosch.com                        going on tour along the Garden Route during March 2008.
                                                                      The band recently performed at the Springboks Rugby World
                                                                      Cup victory celebration breakfast in Newlands and was
                                                                      featured on live television.
OlD BOYs wINter sPOrts
The traditional Old Boys versus school boys hockey, rugby and squash matches were played on 31 July. Pictured below are the Old Boys and
school first team players after the match which the school boys won 35-27. The winter sports day has become very popular with five rugby
matches being played and more Old Boys wanting to participate. The Union is accordingly considering revising the way Old Boys teams are
compiled. Details will be carried in the Enews.




pAgE 16
                       Rondebosch Old Boys’ Union Centenary Fund Appeal                                                                                                                                                                                 Old Boys’ Union Centenary Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        T
                       Please return this form to the rondebosch old Boys’ Union                                                                                                                                                                           he Prep and High School Governing Bodies have identified various strategic projects for implementation over the next four
                       Po Box 731 rondebosch 7701, South africa or fax +27 (0)21 686-1897                                                                                                                                                                  years. Some of the expenditure will be financed from parents’ fund raising activities and school fees, but further substantial
                       Pu blic Be ne f it O rg a nis a t io n re fe re nce n umb er 930014204                                                                                                                                                           donations are required. The amounts shown below are not the estimated full cost of the projects, but the Old Boys’ Union’s target
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        contributions from donations to be made by Old Boys – a total of R10 million.
1      My dETAils
       Title: ______                   First name: _________________                                                      Surname: ___________________________________                                                E year: _______                   staff Housing                                                        Biology laboratories
       Postal address:                           _______________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                Target contribution R500 000 (2007)                                  Target contribution R500 000 (2008 & 2010)

       ________________________________________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                         S   even new housing units have been built on the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Rondebosch Boys’ schools Trust property next to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        existing maisonettes. The new units will enable both
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             T   he existing biology laboratories are old and out dated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 and out of keeping for a school which consistently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             produces top science students. Two laboratories are to be
       Telephone home: ______________________                                                                    work: _______________________                       mobile: _________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        schools to attract and retain key teaching staff to ensure           refurbished and equipped.
       Email address [please print clearly]: ________________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                                   Rondebosch’s continued educational excellence. One unit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        has been sponsored by the Old Boys’ Union and has been
2      My dOnATiOn [Please mark your choice]                                                                                                                                                                                                            named appropriately. Three further units are available for           Design and technology Centre
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        naming rights at R500 000 each.                                      Target contribution R1.5 million (2008)
       I commit myself to making an annual donation in each of 2007, 2008 and 2009 of :
       R100                R200                  R300                  R500
       I prefer to make a single donation in respect of the three years:
                                                                                            R1000                 R2000                 R3000   Other amount: R/£/$/€ ______________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        scholarship Fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             C    hanges in the structure and makeup of the High
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   School’s curriculum have seen the introduction of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             new subjects.
       R500                R1000                 R2000                 R3000                R4000                 Other amount: ______________                                                                                                          Target contribution R2 million                                          • “TechnoloGy” is compulsory for all Grade 8 and 9

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A
                                                                                                                                                                                          Due to exorbitant bank charges on                                 scholarship fund to assist deserving students obtain             pupils and a dedicated venue is required with workbenches
                                                                                                                                                                                          the clearing of foreign cheques we                                 a Rondebosch education.                                         and other work surfaces. The old Metalwork practical room
3      PAyMEnT OPTiOns                                                                                                                                                                    suggest that Old Boys who live                                                                                                     is to be refurbished for this purpose.
       I enclose a cheque for ______________ in favour of Rondebosch Centenary Fund                                                                                                       outside South Africa make use of the                                                                                                  • “enGineerinG GraPhicS and deSiGn” which
       I will deposit or transfer my donation directly into the following account:
                                                                                                                                                                                          credit card facility where possible.                          New swimming/waterpolo Pool                                          broadly speaking replaces the drawing aspects of metalwork
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Target contribution R1 million (2007)                                leads on to all disciplines within engineering, as well as
       rondebosch centenary Fund
       Standard Bank, rondebosch. account 270618961 Branch code 02 50 09 Swift code SBZaZaJJ
       Should you want to make an annual donation by cheque or bank transfer, the Old Boys’ Union will assist you
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        W     ater polo is popular and growing sport at Rondebosch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              with some 250 boys in the High School playing match-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        es every week. Rondebosch boys also excel in local, national
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             architecture, quantity surveying and building construction.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             The modern approach is for drawing also to be done on
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             computers, requiring some computer capacity and a small
       by sending a reminder to you during 2008 and 2009 and will again provide the bank details.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        and international swimming gala and competitions. The                basic workshop.
       Please debit my credit card with a single donation of __________________________                                                                                                                                                                 new pool is an essential addition to the school’s facilities.           • “deSiGn” is a popular subject at Rondebosch and a
       Please debit my credit card with ________________ annually during the years 2007, 2008 and 2009                                                                                                                                                  The old pool will continue to be used for practices and some         venue is required. The subject is linked to careers such
       with the same amount. Annual credit card contributions will be processed in March, June, September or december.                                                                                                                                  matches.                                                             as advertising, web design, graphic design and clothing
       Please mark your choice. (diners Club and American Express cards can unfortunately not be processed.)                                                                                                                                                                                                                 manufacture. The Art Department also needs a ceramics
       My card number is:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    venue which includes a kiln and related facilities.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Astroturf                                                               To provide dedicated space for these specialized subjects,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Target contribution R2 million (2010)                                a new floor is to put above the current Metalwork rooms

Expiry date:
                   M           M           Y           Y
                                                                    Card No:                                                                                                                                                                            H      ockey is a popular and growing sport at Rondebosch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               with RBHS being one of the top hockey playing schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        in the country. The Prep & High School boys share the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and will incorporate a computer room, a Design room and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             a Ceramics room, toilets and office.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        facilities at Western Province Cricket Club, but there is a
Last three digits on back of card:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        need for a dedicated Rondebosch Astroturf.                           Old Boys’ Heritage Project
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             and Union Operating Costs fund
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Prep school Projects                                                 Target contribution R1.5 million

Signature:     ...........................................................................................................................                  Date ....................................................................................
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Target contribution R1 million (2008)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             A    fund is to be established to help meet some of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Union’s ongoing costs for the benefit of Old Boys and

Should you wish to make use of a debit order facility, please contact the Old Boys’ Union office.                                                                                                                                                       W     ith building projects at the Prep School recently
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              completed, the focus is now on:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Rondebosch. Funds are also to be used to record and display
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in a co-ordinated manner Rondebosch’s rich heritage.
Debit orders may unfortunately only be processed to South African bank accounts.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • in-claSSrooM TeachinG aidS, such as

4        inCOME TAx dEdUCTiOn
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        inter-active whiteboards, computers and other tools to               Other Projects
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        improve curriculum delivery and to ensure that the Prep              Other projects planned by Rondebosch include:
         Donations for educational purposes are deductible from South African taxable income in terms of section 18A                                                                                                                                    School continues to offer education standards second
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             • reFUrBiShMenT oF The MeMorial hall
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        to none.
         of the Income Tax Act.                                     Please post a tax certificate to me                                         Yes      I do not need a tax certificate                                                                                                                                     • aUToMaTic irriGaTion oF all FieldS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • aFTercare FaciliTieS Changes in family dynamics                  • rePlaceMenT oF TracTorS
                                                                             thank you for your support                                                                                                                                                 (more working mothers and single parent families) have
                                   rondeBoSch old BoyS’ Union cenTenary                                                                                                                                                                                 resulted in aftercare facilities being needed to 18h00 each
                                        PO Box 731 Rondebosch 7701, South Africa                                                                                                                                                                        weekday which puts strain on Little Bosch’s facilities.
    Tel: +27 (0)21 686-1897 • Fax: +27 (0)21 686-1897 • Email: obu@rondebosch.com • Website: www.rondebosch.com                                                                                                                                         Two additional classrooms with associated storerooms and
                               chairman: John Benn • Patrons: Elgin Curry and Mike Reeler                                                                                                                                                               facilities are required.


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