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Jan
24
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening – Dr Nic Spaull
Jan 24 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening - Dr Nic Spaull

Our guest speaker on Thursday 24 January is Dr Nic Spaull, a senior researcher in Economics at SU, and a research fellow at Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP).

Dr Spaull was scheduled to speak to Mensa Winelands in November last year and unfortunately had to cancel at short notice – we are delighted that he has provided us with another opportunity to hear his presentation:

Education in crisis

Dr Spaull will present an overview of the South African education system, highlighting the inequalities that exist in the system, and providing insight into recent international assessments such as the Progress in International Reading and Literacy (PIRLS) study, which showed that 78% of Grade 4 learners could not read for meaning in any language.

He will also discuss the research which aims to identify what we should be prioritising amongst the many competing calls for attention.

Note that the venue has strict access control and that you are required to RSVP to gain entry.

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

Jan
26
Sat
Winelands: A celebration of salt
Jan 26 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Winelands: A celebration of salt

A celebration of salt

Mensa Winelands invites their members to an exclusive wine and salt pairing at a private venue in Stellenbosch, on Saturday 26 January, at 14h30.

‘Mr Salt’, Chef Craig Cormack of SALT restaurant at Paul Cluver, will take us on a private salt odyssey, paired with four wines, and including styled canapes:

Chardonnay: Arancini, mushroom puree, truffle oil, parmesan spoom, parmesan shavings
Sauvignon Blanc: Himalayan-cured salmon trout , with all the usual accompaniments
Cabernet Sauvignon: Braised beef brisket served with chou croute, seasonal veggies
Noble Late Harvest: Pannacotta, red alea fudge

Cost: Winelands is partially subsidising the cost of this social – members are required to pay R100pp, non-members R200pp.

Numbers are limited and early booking and pre-payment is advised.  Book with the Winelands secretary.

Additional information about Craig Cormack/SALT may be found here.

Feb
21
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Feb 21 @ 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.

Mar
2
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Mar 2 @ 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
14
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Mar 14 @ 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
11
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Apr 11 @ 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
13
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Apr 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.

 

 

May
23
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
May 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.

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.

 

 

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.