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Nov
15
Thu
PTA: Quiz SIG
Nov 15 @ 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!
Nov
17
Sat
Cape Town: Membership Eligibility Testing in Pinelands
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

R 150 per person / R100 per full-time student in possession of a valid student ID.

Two multiple-choice tests are written, one lasting 45 minutes and one lasting 30 minutes, with a short break in between. The tests are not suitable for persons under the age of 16 years (nor are we permitted to test these candidates).  The one test is purely symbols and has no language component, the other is offered in English or Afrikaans. To be eligible for membership, you need to achieve a qualifying score on only one of these tests.

For more information or to register, please complete the “Testing Enquiries” form on the Contact page.

Pretoria Testing Session @ Sun Gardens Hospice
Nov 17 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Our monthly Mensa eligibility testing takes place at the Sungardens Hospice in Lynnwood, Pretoria.

Testing needs to be booked in advance.  A fee of R 150 / person, or R100 / person for full-time students (a valid student ID will be required) is payable.

Two multiple-choice tests are written, one lasting 45 minutes and one lasting 30 minutes, with a short break in between.

The tests are not suitable for persons under the age of 16 years (nor are we permitted to test these candidates).  The one test is purely symbols and has no language component, the other is offered in English or Afrikaans.

To be eligible for membership, you need to achieve a qualifying score on only one of these tests.

For more information or to register, please complete the “Testing Enquiries” form on the Contact page.

Nov
22
Thu
PTA: Quiz SIG
Nov 22 @ 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 – Dr Nic Spaull
Nov 22 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening - Dr Nic Spaull

Our guest speaker on Thursday 22 November is Dr Nic Spaull, a senior researcher in Economics at SU, and a research fellow at Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP).

Education in crisis

Dr Spaull will present an overview of the South African education system, highlighting the inequalities that exist in the system, and providing insight into recent international assessments such as the Progress in International Reading and Literacy (PIRLS) study, which showed that 78% of Grade 4 learners could not read for meaning in any language.

He will also discuss the research which aims to identify what we should be prioritising amongst the many competing calls for attention.

Note that the venue has strict access control and that you are required to RSVP to gain entry.

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

Nov
29
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 29 November 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
Nov 29 @ 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!
Dec
1
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Dec 1 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West

Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West.

Two multiple-choice tests are written; one is purely symbols and has no language component, and the other is available in English or Afrikaans.  To be eligible for membership, you need to achieve a qualifying score on only one of these tests.  The testing will take about an hour-and-a-half.

*R 130 per person – discounted to R 100 per person for groups of four or more people.  Scholars over the age of sixteen years and full-time students in possession of a valid student ID also pay R 100 per person.

To register, send an email to the Winelands Testing Officer (details above), or complete a contact form on our website.

 

 

Winelands: End-of-year pool party
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winelands: End-of-year pool party

Join us for our end of year pool party – play pool, swim in the pool, lounge around the pool …

Bring and braai – please bring your own meat and drinks; salads, rolls, desserts, glasses, crockery, cutlery etc will be provided.

Please RSVP to the Winelands secretary before 28 November.

 

Dec
5
Wed
Winelands: Discussion SIG – ‘Soapbox’
Dec 5 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - 'Soapbox'

Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG meets again on Wednesday 5 December 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.

This month you have free rein to introduce any topic you desire in a free-form discussion evening.

Whether you are an active contributor to the discussion, or would just like to come and have a drink, 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.