Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 25 May from 18h30.
Bring your favourite game or board game, or just come along, have a drink, and share the fun!
Triggerfish Brewing’s bar and kitchen will be open.
9 de Beers Avenue
GPS co-ords: -34.090395, 18.805893
The SA economy and its financial markets
What is going on and what can we expect?
This month’s speaker is the well-respected investment analyst, Brian Kantor.
Brian is the chief strategist and economist at Investec Wealth and Investment. His commentary is highly valued and this month he will be sharing his distinct insights with Mensa Cape, coupled with the launch of his new book, “Get South Africa Growing”.
Brian will give us his views on the state of the South African economy, its financial markets, its politics, and where you should invest your money!
Venue details and further information available from Jac Kriek.
Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG meets again on Wednesday 7 June at the home of Erik Eloff and Louise Lindenberg in Stellenbosch,
This informal discussion group meets monthly to enjoy each other’s company, and lively group discussion on diverse topics – the subject for our June meeting is:
(This was the topic scheduled for discussion at our May get-together, which unfortunately had to be cancelled.)
Whether you are an active contributor to the discussion, or would just like to come and listen, we’d be delighted if you joined us!
Please bring whatever you’re drinking with you.
RSVP to give us an idea of numbers attending; if you would like to be included in the Discussion SIG WhatsApp notification group, please include your cellphone number.
More Secrets From Below: Rising Star Cave
Rick Hunter is both a Mensa Pretoria member and co-discoverer of Homo naledi from deep within the Rising Star cave system. He and his caver friend Steven Tucker also discovered the fossils of more examples of Homo naledi within a second chamber in the cave system, the Lesedi Chamber, on the last day of the 2013 Rising Star Expedition. These remains were recently announced at a press conference at Maropeng along with the dates of the original fossils.
This presentation will briefly review the 2013 Rising Star Expedition that recovered the first remains of the newly discovered human ancestor Homo naledi from Rising Star Cave and will bring the audience up to date with the most current science on the project. Findings include the surprisingly young age of the Dinaledi hominins and what is known about the newly announced Lesedi Chamber (70 m from the Dinaledi Chamber) and its Homo naledi remains. The Lesedi hominins comprise three individuals, including the relatively complete male nicknamed “Neo” or “Gift”. Implications of all findings and future directions will be discussed.
More information and venue details from the Pretoria chairman.
The history of wine-making in South Africa dates back to 1659 – and the making of dried meat products, just as far …
Join the members of Mensa Winelands for something different, a biltong and droëwors adventure.
We’ll meet around the fireplace at Stellenbosch Hills Winery’s beautiful and intimate cellar, for a tasting of six of their wines, perfectly paired with a selection of biltong and droëwors.
Members R 30
Guests R 50
Numbers are limited and booking is required.
RSVP to the Winelands Secretary.
Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West.
*R 130 per person – discounted to R 100 per person for groups of four or more people. Scholars and full-time students in possession of a valid student ID also pay R 100 per person.
To register, send an email to the National Administrator.