Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG* meets again on Wednesday 4 November 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 November meeting is:
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!
*SIG – Special Interest group
Please bring whatever you’re drinking with you.
RSVP to give us an idea of numbers attending.
Our Board games SIG* meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 5 November from 18h30. It’s an ideal opportunity to introduce a friend to Mensa!
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.
*SIG – Special Interest group
9 de Beers Avenue
GPS co-ords: -34.090395, 18.805893
Private tour – Dylan Lewis sculpture garden
Saturday 7 November at 09h00
You’re invited to join a private guided tour of the Dylan Lewis sculpture garden in Stellenbosch, a garden of private myth, where the artist has sited over 60 sculptures which explore the Jungian notion of ‘the wilderness within’.
The tour is about 1.5 hours long, and provides an informative overview of the garden, and the artist’s work.
Afterwards, enjoy barista-made coffees, a variety of speciality teas, homemade lemonade and a selection of freshly baked cakes in The Old Storeroom.
The standard cost of the excursion is R250pp. Winelands is partially subsidising the cost of this excursion for members, who pay R100pp. Guests pay R150pp.
Numbers are strictly limited – booking is essential and prepayment is required.
Membership eligibility testing in Stellenbosch.
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.
The lady members of Mensa Winelands are meeting for lunch on Saturday 21 November at 12h00, at Durbanville Hills wine estate.
Lunch is for own account.
If you are going to be joining us, please RSVP by Wednesday 18 November to enable us to include you in our reservation.
Directions will be provided via WhatsApp.
Due to the unprecedented response we’ve received previously for our parliamentary art and heritage tours, Mrs Lila Komnick, the head of the Parliamentary Artwork Collection, has kindly agreed to provide another behind-the-scenes tour of this little-known rare art collection, not available to the general public, to accommodate those members who didn’t make it onto the tours in previous years.
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.
Note that numbers are strictly 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.