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Nov
22
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening – Dr Nic Spaull
Nov 22 @ 7:15 pm – 9:45 pm
Winelands: Speaker evening - Dr Nic Spaull

Our guest speaker on Thursday 22 November is Dr Nic Spaull, a senior researcher in Economics at SU, and a research fellow at Research on Socio-Economic Policy (ReSEP).

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.

Nov
29
Thu
Winelands: Board games SIG
Nov 29 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Winelands: Board games SIG

Our Board games SIG meets again at Triggerfish Brewing on Thursday 29 November 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

Dec
1
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Dec 1 @ 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.

 

 

Winelands: End-of-year pool party
Dec 1 @ 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Winelands: End-of-year pool party

Join us for our end of year pool party – play pool, swim in the pool, lounge around the pool …

Bring 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.

 

Dec
5
Wed
Winelands: Discussion SIG – ‘Soapbox’
Dec 5 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Winelands: Discussion SIG - 'Soapbox'

Mensa Winelands’ Discussion SIG meets again on Wednesday 5 December 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.

This month you have free rein to introduce any topic you desire in a free-form discussion evening.

Whether you are an active contributor to the discussion, or would just like to come and have a drink, 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.

Dec
15
Sat
Winelands: Ladies’ lunch
Dec 15 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Winelands: Ladies' lunch

The lady members of Mensa Winelands are meeting for lunch on Saturday 15 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 12 December to enable us to include you in our reservation.

Directions will be provided via WhatsApp.

Jan
19
Sat
Winelands: Membership eligibility testing in Somerset West
Jan 19 @ 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.

 

 

Jan
24
Thu
Winelands: Speaker evening
Jan 24 @ 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.

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.