Parliament is the custodian of more than 5 000 pieces of heritage art, worth almost R 50 million. Only 300 pieces are still in plain sight – former speaker Frene Ginwala decided to remove most of the art amid controversy in 1996. The remainder is stored in an access- and climate-controlled environment.
Activists at the time argued that the new democratic government was attempting to censor Afrikaner, colonial and apartheid history.
Our exclusive, behind-the-scenes tour in August of this little-known rare art collection, not available to the general public, was fully-subscribed, so we were delighted when the head of the Parliamentary Artwork Collection, Lila Komnick, agreed to a second tour to accommodate those who missed out in August.
Note that numbers are limited and that you will be required to provide a copy of your ID prior to the event.
Further information and booking with the Winelands Secretary.
Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.
Andrew Brown practices as an advocate in Cape Town, and is a reservist sergeant in the South African Police Service, his duties taking him from the tree-lined avenues of Rosebank, to the squalor of Masiphumelele.
He is the author of five novels: Inyenzi, about the Rwandan genocide, and the crime novels Coldsleep Lullaby, Refuge, Solace and Devil’s Harvest. In Street Blues he wrote about his experiences as a police reservist, and he followed this with Good Cop, Bad Cop, a personal account of the perilous and often conflicting work of a SAPS officer.
Andrew won the 2006 Sunday Times Fiction Prize for Coldsleep Lullaby, and his work has been shortlisted for the Alan Paton Award and the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Africa Region).
Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.
Mensa Cape Town, in collaboration with Air Traffic and Navigation Services, invites members for a visit and private guided tour of the Air Traffic Control Center, Cape Town International Airport.
All visitors must report to:
Gate F3, Tower Road.
Family and friends welcome.
This is a secure facility and access is strictly controlled. ATNS requires a complete list of names and ID numbers of all visitors, which must be submitted to the Cape Town chairman before Friday 15 September 2017.
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.