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Nov
26
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Nov 26 @ 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.

 

 

Pretoria Mensa Testing @ Sun gardens Hospice @ Sungardens Hospice
Nov 26 @ 9:45 am – 12:00 pm
Pretoria Mensa Testing @ Sun gardens Hospice @ Sungardens Hospice

Membership eligibility testing in Pretoria.

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.

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

Winelands: Heart of Cape Town tour
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Winelands: Heart of Cape Town tour

Join Mensa Winelands for an exclusive, guided tour at the Heart of Cape Town Museum, situated within Groote Schuur Hospital, on Saturday 26 November at 14h00.

This hidden Cape Town gem has only recently reopened following a hiatus due to the pandemic.

We’ll enjoy a fascinating trip back in time, through historical, cultural, emotional, ethical, medical and scientific bases.

The tour culminates in an enthralling visit to the restored operating theatres in which Chris Barnard performed his historic heart transplant, featuring realistic reconstructions of the event.

The duration of the tour is two hours.

For reviews of the experience, visit http://ow.ly/6XL330atTjb.

Mensa Winelands is sponsoring the cost of the tour for members. Guests are welcome, and will pay a subsidised rate.

Booking is essential and may be made with the Winelands secretary at wnl.secretary@mensa.org.za.

Nov
30
Wed
Winelands: Online interactive GK quiz
Nov 30 @ 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.

Dec
1
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
Dec 1 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG* meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 1 December 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

Dec
2
Fri
Winelands: Northern boardgamers SIG
Dec 2 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Winelands: Northern boardgamers SIG

A board games SIG* for Winelands members in the Northern Suburbs gets together again on Friday 2 December in Kuils River from 18h30.  It’s an ideal opportunity to introduce a friend to Mensa!  (And it’s not limited to members in the Northern Suburbs …)

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!)

*SIG – Special Interest group

Venue:
Details from the Winelands Secretary

 

Dec
3
Sat
Winelands: Ladies’ lunch at Durbanville Hills wine estate
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Winelands: Ladies' lunch at Durbanville Hills wine estate

The lady members of Mensa Winelands are meeting for lunch on Saturday 3 December at 12h00, at Durbanville Hills wine estate.

Lunch is for own account.

If you are going to be joining us, please RSVP by Wednesday 23 November to enable us to include you in our reservation.

Directions will be provided via WhatsApp.

Dec
7
Wed
Speaker Evening @ Pretoria Boys High School Old Boys Club
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Dec
10
Sat
Winelands: ‘Amazing Race II’ at the V&A Waterfront
Dec 10 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Winelands: 'Amazing Race II' at the V&A Waterfront

In February this year, four intrepid Winelands’ teams set off on an ‘Amazing Race’ around the V&A Waterfront, attacking HintHunt’s ‘Wheely, Wheely, Good’ challenge.

On Saturday 10 December, at 13h00, we’re going to attempt their ‘Street Arts’ challenge, navigating a scenic route around iconic landmarks whilst completing tasks and challenges.

Get your team together (3-4 people) and go head-to-head with other members – you’ll need to make strategic decisions to stay ahead of your opponents!

The distance traversed will be 2.5km, and the game should take approximately one-and-a-half hours. You will need one charged smartphone and approx 50mb data per team.

Mensa Winelands is partially subsidising this excursion – members pay R100pp. Guests are welcome, and pay R150pp.

Give your team a name, and book with the Winelands Secretary. If you don’t have a team, we’ll allocate you to one!

Jan
4
Wed
Speaker Evening @ Pretoria Boys High School Old Boys Club
Jan 4 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
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