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Aug
18
Thu
Mensa Johannesburg – Speaker Evening @ Bryanston Country Club
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us every month for our monthly speaker evenings.

The cost is free and anyone is welcome.

Please check monthly to see if it is on zoom or in person.

Thank you

Winelands: Virtual speaker evening – Brooks Spector
Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Virtual speaker evening - Brooks Spector

It is not too early to be terrified of the 2024 election

Brooks Spector settled in South Africa after  a career as a US diplomat in Africa and East Asia.

He has taught at the University of the Witwatersrand; been a consultant for an international NGO; run a famous Johannesburg theatre and remains on the board of the Market Theatre Foundation; is a commentator for South African and international print/broadcast/online media, and is an associate editor of  The Daily Maverick.

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

Email the Winelands Secretary for further information.

Aug
23
Tue
Winelands: Dining in the dark
Aug 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Winelands: Dining in the dark

“Cape Town Society for the Blind would like to invite you to step into the world of a blind person. Imagine the emotions/sensations you would feel if, for a few hours, you could not see.  At our iCore meal you will be abandoning vision in exchange for a new, more unique experience.”

Join us for dinner at ‘Dining in the Dark’ on Tuesday 23 August at 12h00, in Salt River.

This isn’t an Eskom-induced load-shedding incident, but an opportunity to enjoy a meal where the removal of vision will enhance your other senses and increase your gastronomic experience.

Mensa Winelands is subsiding the cost of the event for members, who pay R220pp. Guests pay R320pp.
Bring your own wine/soft drinks. Water and juice are provided.

Proof of payment secures your booking.  Email the Winelands Secretary for details.

Aug
24
Wed
Winelands: Online interactive GK quiz
Aug 24 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Winelands: Online interactive GK quiz

A fun, interactive, online general knowledge competition (with prizes!) for members.

Details from the Winelands secretary.

Aug
25
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
Aug 25 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG* meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 25 August 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

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

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

Aug
27
Sat
Pretoria Mensa Testing @ Sungardens Hospice
Aug 27 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Pretoria Mensa Testing @ Sungardens Hospice
Aug 27 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Sep
3
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Sep 3 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
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.

 

 

Sep
7
Wed
Speaker Evening @ Pretoria Boys High School Old Boys Club
Sep 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG – ‘Gender and sexuality’
Sep 7 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - 'Gender and sexuality'

Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG* meets again on Wednesday 7 September 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 topic for our September meeting is

Gender and sexuality

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.

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