War on terrorism off the battlefield
What is terrorism
How are they radicalised
Who are the major players
PIRUS – Profiles of individuals radicalised in the United States
ISIL/ISIS case study
FCR case studies
How different syndicates make use of financial bodies for money laundering
Illicit tobacco trade
Social network analysis
What is SNA and how is it used to identify syndicate activity
Case study of using SNA to trace the World Trade centre terrorists and other respective attacks
Further information and venue details from the Johannesburg Chairman, Miriam Jorna.
In 2016, Rowan Mockler, whilst in his matric year, was awarded the World Champion Persuasive Speaker accolade at the World Individual Debating and Public Speaking Championships in Pennsylvania, speaking on the topic of ‘academic doping’.
His presentation at our speaker evening will focus on the use of medication and drugs, by people who do not have medical conditions, to improve academic performance.
Rowan is heading off in September to Stanford University to further his studies, and we’re delighted to have this opportunity to hear him speak before he goes.
Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.
An application of existential philosophy to leadership development
Our speaker this month is Eric Spencer who will offer impressions from a study he recently conducted concerned with business leadership conversations. The foundation of his talk is an existential one, where a focus on perceptions and choice provides the means for finding purpose in and for professional leadership. His interest and work is in conversations with individuals as leaders who desire to develop their potential and to assist and support them in their learning and quest for meaning.
Eric has a Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University in Washington and a Masters of Philosophy from the University of Stellenbosch. He is currently employed as the Learning and Organisational Development Executive for a large local firm.
Venue details and further information available from Jac Kriek.
Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 29 June from 18h30.
Bring your favourite game or board game, or just come along, have a drink, and share the fun!
Triggerfish Brewing have a fully licensed bar and serve excellent light meals.
9 de Beers Avenue
GPS co-ords: -34.090395, 18.805893
Mensa Cape Town invite you to join them for the second in their series of Lindt master-classes, on Saturday 1 July at 15h00.
The class will start with an introduction into the world of chocolate – everything you ever wanted to know about chocolate, but didn’t know who to ask – and then you will create a variety of cupcakes, which you will be able to take home.
The hour-long workshop will take place at the Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, 72 Waterkant Street, Cape Town, and the cost is R258.75 per person, payable to the Cape Town chairperson, Jac Kriek.
Register for the class by emailing the address above, or by phoning Jac Kriek.
Open Mic speaker evening
Was the moon landing faked? Was the Titanic intentionally sunk to commit insurance fraud? What really happened at Roswell? Is water-fluoridation a mind-control plot to increase the population’s trust in authority? Pizzagate?!
Most of us have come across a conspiracy theory or two, some outright ridiculous, some giving one cause to pause and think, “Could this reasonably be true?”
Our Open Mic Evening will be dedicated to conspiracy theories. Have you come across an interesting one that you have debated with your friends? Have you been able to debunk one? Has your opinion of something been swayed completely by a conspiracy theory? Have you heard about an interesting theory that you would like to share?
- We will take suggestions for conspiracy theory topics at the start of the evening. We will vote on the best five topics to be discussed.
- Each topic will have a 20 minute time limit
- To allow for meaningful discussion and Q&A sessions, speakers will be limited to three minutes each, unless the audience requests otherwise. This will allow everyone to participate.
More information and venue details from the Pretoria chairman.
Current, paid-up members of the Winelands chapter of Mensa South Africa are invited to the chapter’s ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Thursday 6 July 2017 at 18h30, in Somerset West.
Soup and sherry will be served, and there is a cash bar at the venue – and a warm fire!
At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to find out and raise questions about the chapter’s operations and finances.
Our constitution provides for a two-year tenure for the chapter’s committee and, since the current committee was elected in 2016, this is a non-voting year. At present, the chapter is being managed by:
Gerald Steyn – chairman
Christian von Wechmar – treasurer
Erik Eloff – membership and testing officer
Yvonne Steyn – secretary.
At the meeting, members will be asked to
– accept the annual report (July 2016 to July 2017)
– accept the membership report
– accept the financial statements to date.
After the business is concluded – which shouldn’t take longer than half-an-hour – SA music icon Koos Kombuis will entertain us with a few of his signature songs around the fire.
If you are unable to attend the meeting, kindly complete and return the proxy form available from the e-mail address above.
Further information and venue details are available from the Winelands secretary.