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Tuesday 28 September 2010

People’s Post False Bay Page 5

Well­known Simon’s Town resident will be missed JARRED MANASSE

FROGGY FARM resident and screenprinting mogul Charles Bates passed away on Monday 20 September. His business, Bates Screenprinting and Litho in Paarden Eiland, was well known. He was laid to rest on Saturday 25 September from the St Francis Church in Simon’s Town, when friends and family said farewell to a man who had lived his life to the fullest. The funeral was attended by a number of serving and retired naval flag officers, including four vice-admirals and the current Chief of the Navy, Johannes Mudimu, and two predecessors. Born in Simon’s Town on Friday 17 August 1945, Bates fell in love with the sea from the word go. He came from the Hugo family, one of the oldest in Simon’s Town, and was brought up in Simon’s Town where he learned his trade and became a Sea Scout. In 1964 he happily did his national service training in the South African Navy.

On completion he joined the Citizen Force and eventually became chief petty officer. He opened his own silkscreen business, initially producing T-shirts and similar products, and went on to become one of Simon’s Town’s most successful businessmen. He landed major advertising poster contracts with big companies, including major national chain stores such as Woolworths. However, Bates’s love for the sea remained a major part of his life, along with his love for Simon’s Town and the navy. He owned a house in Cowes on the Isle of White in England where he spent a few months every year, and enjoyed sailing. He was always a great benefactor to the navy and supported its causes. He even bought a minesweeper, the SAS Pretoria, from the navy, which he kept in its original state in Hout Bay for a number of years. He let the Sea Cadets use it for training. Bates was a founder member and vice-president of the Naval Heritage Trust as well as an Honorary Gentleman Member of the Naval Officers’ Association of Southern Africa.

Accommodation Network celebrates 20 years FAREWELL: Robyn Rorke speaks at her father, Emil Rorke’s funeral yesterday (Monday). Rorke died on Sun­ day 19 September from a heart attack. He was the interim chairperson of the Muizenberg CPF and widely known as a champion for safety in Muizenberg. Photo: Chad Chapman

THE False Bay Accommodation Network will celebrate its 20th birthday at its AGM on Tuesday 5 October at 15:00 in the library hall at the Fish Hoek Civic Centre.

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Focus on small-scale fishing policy STAKEHOLDERS engaged in small-scale fishing from the Mitchells Plain, Kraaifontein and Kalk Bay areas are invited to a public meeting held by the fisheries division of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) on Friday 1 October at the Anglican Church in Kalk Bay from 09:00 to noon. The focus will be on the new draft policy for the small-scale fisheries sector, which is out for public comment. Call Harry Mentor of the South African Fishing Action Committee on (021) 376-1047 or DAFF on (021) 402-3344.

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THE Jungle Theatre Company is looking to train a coloured woman who is fluent in Cape Town Afrikaans and older than 20 to become an actress. The candidate needs to be keen to learn about and perform professional children’s theatre and join Laduma Jungle Training, which is funded by the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund. Auditions will take place on Monday 11 October from 09:00 at the theatre company’s office at 22 Wherry Road, Muizenberg (close to False Bay station). Training starts in the afternoon of 12 October and takes place three afternoons a week. A transport stipend is paid per session for out-ofpocket expenses. Training runs throughout next year alongside the creation and tour of two new works. Email CVs or letters of motivation to or fax to (021) 788-5643.

Buy Aid is now available

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Anyone providing tourist accommodation is welcome to attend, as are previous members. RSVP to Alison on (021) 782-3647, email

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