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Apr
25
Thu
PTA: Quiz SIG
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm
PTA: Quiz SIG @ Pretoria | Gauteng | South Africa
Are you a general knowledge buff? Fancy yourself as the next winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Do you simply retain useless facts for some reason? Or do you enjoy a fun night out with great conversation? Well, either way, you should consider adding weekly quiz nights to your calendar!
Teams consist of 6(-ish)  people so if there’s more than six, we can start another team! There are quizzes at Jock of the Bushveld pub every Thursday night at 19:00, hosted by Aux Technicals. Quiz Master Leon Botha will test your knowledge about topics ranging from astrophysics to zoology, so no matter what your field of knowledge, you will be an asset to the team.

Not from Pretoria? No problem. Anyone who wants to join is welcome.

So, what are you waiting for? Reserve your place on a team by sending an email to pta.sigs@mensa.org.za right now!
Winelands: Speaker evening – Riaan Manser
Apr 25 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening - Riaan Manser

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

There’s an ocean between saying and doing

Pioneering adventurer Riaan Manser has rewritten the definitions of tenacity, courage and determination.

From cycling 37000km around the perimeter of Africa, to circumnavigating Madagascar unaided in a kayak, rowing across the Atlantic with his fiancé, and kayaking around Iceland with a handicapped partner, Riaan has achieved several world ‘firsts’. Most recently, Riaan teamed up with competition winner Fanafikile Lehakha for ‘The Odyssey Project’, an undertaking which saw the pair rowing almost 5000km across the North Atlantic, from the Canary Islands to Barbados, reaching their destination on 23 February this year.

Riaan will share his extraordinary, often hilarious, account of his exploits, which took huge perseverance and unrelenting resolve, with the members of Mensa Winelands at their monthly meeting in Somerset West on Thursday 25 April at 19h15.

Further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

Apr
28
Sun
Winelands: Private tour of SANCCOB (I)
Apr 28 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Winelands: Private tour of SANCCOB (I)

Join Mensa Winelands for a private guided tour of the SANCCOB facility in Table View, which will take us behind-the-scenes and provide insight into the work of SANCCOB and the lives of coastal birds.

SANCCOB is an internationally-recognised leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing, contributing to research which benefits seabirds, trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to develop behavioural patterns which benefit marine life and the environment. In a year in which no oil spills occur, SANCCOB treats up to 2 500 seabirds, of which approximately 1 500 are African penguins.

Because of the restricted numbers permitted on such a tour, we have set up two separate excursions, on Sunday 28 April and on Saturday 4 May, both at 14h00.

Winelands is subsidising the cost of this excursion in full for their members; guests are required to pay R60pp.

Book with the Winelands secretary.

May
2
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
May 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 2 May from 18h30.

Bring your favourite game or board game, or just come along, join the conversation, have a drink, and share the fun!  (The playing of board games is not obligatory!)

Triggerfish Brewing have a wine and malt licence, and also serve excellent light meals.

Venue:
Triggerfish Brewing
9 de Beers Avenue
Paardevlei
Somerset West
GPS co-ords: -34.090395, 18.805893

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

PTA: Quiz SIG
May 2 @ 7:00 pm
PTA: Quiz SIG @ Pretoria | Gauteng | South Africa
Are you a general knowledge buff? Fancy yourself as the next winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Do you simply retain useless facts for some reason? Or do you enjoy a fun night out with great conversation? Well, either way, you should consider adding weekly quiz nights to your calendar!
Teams consist of 6(-ish)  people so if there’s more than six, we can start another team! There are quizzes at Jock of the Bushveld pub every Thursday night at 19:00, hosted by Aux Technicals. Quiz Master Leon Botha will test your knowledge about topics ranging from astrophysics to zoology, so no matter what your field of knowledge, you will be an asset to the team.

Not from Pretoria? No problem. Anyone who wants to join is welcome.

So, what are you waiting for? Reserve your place on a team by sending an email to pta.sigs@mensa.org.za right now!
May
4
Sat
Johannesburg Eligibility Testing @ British International College, Bryanston
May 4 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Winelands: Private tour of SANCCOB (II)
May 4 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Winelands: Private tour of SANCCOB (II)

Join Mensa Winelands for a private guided tour of the SANCCOB facility in Table View, which will take us behind-the-scenes and provide insight into the work of SANCCOB and the lives of coastal birds.

SANCCOB is an internationally-recognised leader in oiled wildlife response, rehabilitation and chick-rearing, contributing to research which benefits seabirds, trains people to care for the birds and educates the public to develop behavioural patterns which benefit marine life and the environment. In a year in which no oil spills occur, SANCCOB treats up to 2 500 seabirds, of which approximately 1 500 are African penguins.

Because of the restricted numbers permitted on such a tour, we have set up two separate excursions, on Sunday 28 April and on Saturday 4 May, both at 14h00.

Winelands is subsidising the cost of this excursion in full for their members; guests are required to pay R60pp.

Book with the Winelands secretary.

May
8
Wed
Winelands: Discussion SIG – Addiction
May 8 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - Addiction

Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG meets again on Wednesday 8 May 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 May meeting is:

‘Addiction’

Whether you are an active contributor to the discussion, or would just like to come along 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.

May
9
Thu
PTA: Quiz SIG
May 9 @ 7:00 pm
PTA: Quiz SIG @ Pretoria | Gauteng | South Africa
Are you a general knowledge buff? Fancy yourself as the next winner of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? Do you simply retain useless facts for some reason? Or do you enjoy a fun night out with great conversation? Well, either way, you should consider adding weekly quiz nights to your calendar!
Teams consist of 6(-ish)  people so if there’s more than six, we can start another team! There are quizzes at Jock of the Bushveld pub every Thursday night at 19:00, hosted by Aux Technicals. Quiz Master Leon Botha will test your knowledge about topics ranging from astrophysics to zoology, so no matter what your field of knowledge, you will be an asset to the team.

Not from Pretoria? No problem. Anyone who wants to join is welcome.

So, what are you waiting for? Reserve your place on a team by sending an email to pta.sigs@mensa.org.za right now!
May
11
Sat
Winelands: Parent SIG outing to the Planetarium
May 11 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
Winelands: Parent SIG outing to the Planetarium

Join the members of Mensa Winelands at the Iziko Planetarium and Digital Dome on Saturday 11 May for their show at 12h00.

Titled ‘TILT”, the show explores how the seasons work, why we have longer sunlight hours in summer than in winter, and why our shadows longer in winter than in summer. It’s a whirlwind adventure as Annie and Max explore a new angle on the world and find out more about the seasons …

The excursion is aimed at our junior members, and also members’ children.

A group reservation has been made for Mensa Winelands – if you’d like to be added to the booking, please contact the Winelands secretary.

The cost is R 60pp for adults and R 30pp for children.