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Nov
4
Wed
Winelands: Discussion SIG – OCD(CDO!)/OCPD
Nov 4 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - OCD(CDO!)/OCPD

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:

‘OCD(CDO!)/OCPD’

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.

Nov
5
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
Nov 5 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

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

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

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

Nov
7
Sat
Winelands: Private guided tour of the Dylan Lewis sculpture garden
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Winelands: Private guided tour of the Dylan Lewis sculpture garden

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’.

https://www.dylanlewis.com/garden/

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.

Nov
19
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Nov 19 @ 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.

Nov
21
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Stellenbosch
Nov 21 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Stellenbosch

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.

 

 

Winelands: Ladies’ lunch at Durbanville Hills wine estate
Nov 21 @ 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 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.

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 for our end of year pool party and braai.

Please bring your own meat and drinks; salads, rolls, desserts, glasses, crockery, cutlery etc will be provided.

Please RSVP to the Winelands secretary before 28 November.

 

Jan
9
Sat
Winelands: Private tour of the Parliamentary artwork collection
Jan 9 @ 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.

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.