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Dec
5
Sat
Winelands: End-of-year pool party
Dec 5 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winelands: End-of-year pool party

Join us on Saturday 5 December at 14h00 for what has become a much-enjoyed annual Winelands tradition, our end-of-year bring-and-braai in High Riding Estate, Sir Lowry’s Pass.

It’s an afternoon of chilled socialising – excellent company and entertaining conversation are guaranteed.

Please bring your own meat and drinks.  Salads, rolls, dessert, crockery, cutlery and glasses will be provided.

Members’ guests are welcome.  Cozzies are encouraged if you wish to swim!

Please RSVP to the Winelands secretary before 2 December.

 

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

Our Board games SIG* meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 10 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

Jan
13
Wed
Winelands: Discussion SIG – ‘ADD/ADHD’
Jan 13 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - 'ADD/ADHD'

Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG* meets again on Wednesday 13 January 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 January meeting is:

‘ADD/ADHD’

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.

Jan
21
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening – Zibeth Hansen
Jan 21 @ 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.

Jan
23
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Jan 23 @ 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.

 

 

Feb
18
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Feb 18 @ 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.

Feb
20
Sat
Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection
Feb 20 @ 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.

Mar
6
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Mar 6 @ 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.

 

 

Mar
18
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Mar 18 @ 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.

Apr
22
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Apr 22 @ 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.

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