Meetings

OCTOBER 2019 GENERAL MEETING  October Speaker: – Alan Powell : My archeological dig in Greece

Date: Tuesday 1 October 2019 Time: 09.30 for 10.00 Cost: Monthly attendance – R100 for members, R120 if not pre-booked, R150  for guests. A required name badge will cost an additional R75. No show charge is R100. Venue: Bryanston Country Club, Bryanston Drive, Bryanston Booking: Please print your name on the booking sheet for the October 2019  meeting. If you missed it when the sheet was handed around during the talk, you can sign at the Hospitality Table on the way out. Alternatively, Bookings can be made on the Wednesday before the meeting via email at iwcjoburgsa.hospitality@gmail.com. 

Cancellations: Must be made by 5pm on the Wednesday prior to the General Meeting;  otherwise you will be required to pay in full. 

Alan will take us on his journey to Greece; see some of the historical sites that formed so much of ancient Greece, all the way from Athens to the ancient city of Messene. His team was allocated a heap of rubble that covered an old Roman bath house. He will share how they cleared that and their interesting findings. We will visit other ancient sites and islands, with snippets of history and shots of the beauty that bejewels that country. He will take a philosophical look at who were these Gods that had such an impact on man. Alan is retired. He studied and practiced Chemistry, Marketing and “inventing things” He is married with two children. His archaeological dig in Greece influenced his love of ancient history.

September Speaker: Justice Edwin Cameron – South Africa’s future: Perils or Prospects
Date: Tuesday 3th September 2019
Time: 09.30 for 10.00

Edwin Cameron has been a judge in South Africa for nearly 25 years, and a Justice of its highest court, the Constitutional Court, for the last ten years. He was educated at Pretoria Boys’ High School, Stellenbosch and as a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford.
During apartheid he was a human rights lawyer. President Mandela appointed him a judge in 1994. Before the Constitutional Court, he was a Judge of the Supreme Court of Appeals for eight years, and a Judge of the High Court for six.
He was a fierce critic of President Mbeki’s AIDS-denialist policies. He has written two prize-winning memoirs, Witness to AIDS (2005) and Justice: A Personal Account (2014).
He has received many honours for his legal and human rights work.

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