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May
23
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening – Prof Johan Burger
May 23 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening - Prof Johan Burger

Mensa Winelands’ monthly speaker evening.

‘We can, but should we? The ethics of GM foods’

Food is not only one of the most fundamental necessities of life, it is probably also the most controversial.

While science prescribes how we accurately and safely create GM food, ethics questions our motives for doing so, and pushes us beyond the comfort of scientific fact by forcing us to consider the manner in which what we do is perceived by the general population.

Our guest speaker is Professor Johan Burger who has, since 1991, been managing research as Principal Investigator at the Agricultural Research Council, the CSIR and Stellenbosch University.

He also serves on the management committees of a number of local and international professional associations, the board of CPGR, and for more than ten years as a member of the Advisory Committee of the GMO Act of South Africa.

Professor Burger will address these concerns in an ethical context, and contrast them against the morality of neglect in a world in which food security is becoming an ever-increasing problem.

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

May
25
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
May 25 @ 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.

 

 

May
28
Tue
Winelands: Social SIG dinner at La Pineta
May 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Winelands: Social SIG dinner at La Pineta

Members of Mensa Winelands will enjoy a casual dinner and some Winelands socialising on Tuesday 28 May at 19h00, at the popular La Pineta Restaurant outside Stellenbosch.

Friends and family welcome!

La Pineta Restaurant
R44, Stellenbosch
GPS co-ords: -33.987872, 18.828514

We have made a provisional reservation at the restaurant. Please let us know by Monday Monday 27 May if you’d like to join us.

RSVP to the Winelands Secretary.

 

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

Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 30 May from 18h30.

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.

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

RSVP:
Winelands Secretary

Jun
5
Wed
Winelands: Discussion SIG – Surveillance
Jun 5 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - Surveillance

Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG meets again on Wednesday 5 June 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 June meeting is:

‘Surveillance’

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!

Please bring whatever you’re drinking with you.

RSVP to give us an idea of numbers attending; if you would like to be included in the Discussion SIG WhatsApp notification group, please include your cellphone number.

Jun
20
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Jun 20 @ 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.

Jul
13
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Jul 13 @ 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
18
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Jul 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.

Aug
22
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Aug 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.

Aug
31
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Aug 31 @ 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.