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May
30
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West **CANCELLED**
May 30 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West **CANCELLED**

**We regret that this membership eligibility testing session has been cancelled due to the Covid-19 lockdown.**

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.

 

 

Jun
11
Thu
Winelands: Virtual speaker evening – Clem Sunter
Jun 11 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Virtual speaker evening - Clem Sunter

We invite you to to join us on Thursday 11 June at 19h30 for a virtual speaker evening, at which Clem Sunter will talk about why scenario planning is essential; global flags (in his 2015 book ‘Flagwatching’, Clem predicted a global pandemic); and the latest coronavirus scenarios, including how the world may be changed afterwards.

Retired Chairman of the Anglo American Chairman’s Fund and author of seventeen books, many of which have become best-sellers, Clem Sunter was voted by leading South African CEOs as the speaker who has made the most significant contribution to, and impact on, best practice and business in South Africa.  He has has given scenario presentations in Europe, India, Singapore, Britain, Australia and various African countries. He has lectured at the Harvard Business School in Boston and at the Central Party School in Beijing.

The meeting will be held via a Zoom webinar, and all members of Mensa South Africa are welcome to participate.  To register, and receive a link for the webinar, write to the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

Jul
9
Thu
Winelands: Fifth Annual General Meeting
Jul 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Winelands: Fifth Annual General Meeting

Current, paid-up members of the Winelands chapter of Mensa South Africa are invited to the chapter’s fifth ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING on Thursday 9 July 2020 at 18h30, in Somerset West.

The meeting will be held at the same venue used for our monthly speaker evenings.

Dinner will be served at the chapter’s expense.

Members will receive a welcoming sherry on arrival, and there will be a cash bar available.

There is no charge to members for attending.

At the meeting, members will have the opportunity to find out and raise questions about the chapter’s operations and finances.

Our constitution provides for a two-year tenure for the chapter’s committee and, since the current committee was elected in 2018, a new committee will be elected this year.

The current committee, comprising:

Gerald Steyn – chairman
Christian von Wechmar – treasurer
Erik Eloff – membership and testing officer
Yvonne Steyn – secretary

will step down – all have indicated that they are available for re-election.

Members will be asked to:
– accept the annual report (1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020)
– accept the membership report
– accept the financial statements to date.

If you would like to nominate a member to serve on the committee, or to put your own name forward for election, please email the Winelands Secretary.

For catering and access code purposes, please RSVP to the Winelands Secretary.

Members are also encouraged to volunteer to assist the committee in a non-portfolio capacity.

If you are unable to attend the meeting, kindly complete and return a proxy form (obtainable from the Winelands secretary).

Jul
18
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Jul 18 @ 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.

 

 

Jul
23
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Jul 23 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

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

Aug
20
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening – Zibeth Hansen
Aug 20 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening - Zibeth Hansen

Life behind bars: An insider’s perspective on the psychology of, and in, South African prisons.

Zibeth Hansen is currently employed as the psychologist at the Brandvlei Maximum Male Correctional Centre, situated outside Worcester in the Western Cape.  She began working full-time in the criminal justice system in 2014, but she has been engaged in the forensic field – including as a student volunteer at Pretoria’s C-Max prison – since 2008.  Prior to her employment at Brandvlei, she worked at a private super-maximum facility in Bloemfontein.

A member of Mensa Winelands, Zibeth maintains an active academic interest in the field of psychology.  She is enrolled for a Postgraduate Diploma in Addiction Care at Stellenbosch University, and has co-authored several journal articles, as well as a book chapter on the application of a solution-focused therapeutic approach in South African correctional facilities.

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening – further information and venue details from the Winelands secretary, Yvonne Steyn.

Aug
29
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Aug 29 @ 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.

 

 

Sep
12
Sat
Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection
Sep 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection

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.

Sep
17
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Sep 17 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

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

Oct
17
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Oct 17 @ 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.